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In case you enter Turkey

Entrance to Turkey (Passengers)

  • Type of Passport: Ordinary Passport
  • Period of Visa Exemption: 3 Months

Entrance to Turkey with car (Motorist rules)
Those who wish to enter the country with their vans, minibuses, automobiles, station wagons, bicycles, motorcycles, motorbikes, sidecars, buses, motor coaches, trailers, caravans or other transport vehicles, will have to provide the following documentation:
1. Passport
2. International driving license
3. Car registration document (document where all details to the car and the owner's name are registered). If it is somebody else's vehicle a power of attorney should be provided.
4. International green card (insurance card). The TR sign should be visible.
5. Transit book "Carnet de passage" (for those who want to proceed to the Middle East)

Vehicle can be brought into Turkey for up to 6 months. The owner should declare on the opposite form, the date of departure at the border gate and should absolutely leave the country at the date declared. If for any important reason the staying period has to be extended, it is necessary to apply to:

The Turkish Touring and Automobile Club (Turkiye Turing ve Otomobil Kurumu)
1.Oto Sanayi Sitesi Yani, 4.Levent Istanbul
Tel: ( 90 212) 282 81 40 (7 lines)
Fax: ( 90 212) 282 80 42,
or to
The General Directorate of Customs (Gόmrόkler Genel Mόdόrlόgό), Ulus-Ankara
Tel: (0312) 310 38 80, 310 38 18
Fax: (0312) 311 13 46
before the end of the period declared.

In Case of Accident:
The accident should be reported to the police or gendarme. That report has to be certified by the nearest local authority. The owner should apply to the customs authority with his passport and report.
If the vehicle can be repaired, it is necessary to inform the customs authority first and than take the vehicle to a garage.If the vehicle is not repairable and if the owner wishes to leave the country without his vehicle, he has to deliver it to the nearest customs office, and the registration of his vehicle on his passport will be cancelled. (Only after the cancellation can the owner of the vehicle leave the country.)
Following an accident, you can telephone:
Trafik Polisi (Traffic Police) Tel: 154
Jandarma (Gendarme) Tel: 156

Ferry Terms & Conditions

According to EU Directive 98/41 it is mandatory, for safety reasons, to list by name all passengers on every sailing
To make that possible, tickets are issued BY NAME and specifically must include:
In addition we have to be notified of passengers requiring SPECIAL CARE.

It is strictly forbidden to issue tickets on board; therefore for their convenience, passengers must contact their travel agent on time to book and issue their tickets.
Children up to 4 years old: it is obligatory to issue a Free of Charge ticket.

  • Fares does not include Turkey's land taxes (approx. 16,00 Euro) payable locally by embarkation
  • Meals are not included in the fare
Student rates are only valid for student card holders studying in Greek institutions. Students institutions abroad should select JUNIOR or ADULT passenger type.

- CANCELLATION OF DEPARTURE: The tickets of a cancelled departure are not valid for embarkation and must be exchanged with a valid boarding card for the next scheduled departure, pending on availability.
ATTENTION: In case of a departure being delayed or cancelled due to extreme weather conditions etc., passengers are kindly requested to contact the company,s port agencies in order to be informed about the new departure time.
- 30 days before the departure: The tickets are cancelled without any charge.
- From 29 until 14 days before the departure: 50% cancellation fee of tickets value.
- 13 days before departure or in the event that the passenger does not show up on boarding, the shipping company is under no obligation to issue a refund.
- Refunds are issued only by the issuing ticket office upon the company's approval.
- Afterwards the departure: The tickets can't be cancelled (100% cancellation fees).
Discounted tickets (early booking, winter offers and others) are not refundable (100% cancellation fee). Once ticket is issued the reservation may be changed but not cancelled.

LOSS OF TICKETS (for papers tickets, only)
When a ticket is lost, a new ticket must be bought.

Passengers are advised to provide their travel agency with a telephone number (preferably a mobile phone number) so they can be contacted in case of emergency.

- The company will make the best effort, in order to keep to the itineraries that are mentioned in the brochure. However, it maintains the right for their modification if it is absolutely necessary.
- Arrival times quoted indicate the time the vessel arrives at the entrance of the port.
- The company reserves the right to reschedule its vessels if necessary

Purser,s Office staff carries out ticket controls at embarkation and during the journey. Passengers are obliged to show their tickets on demand and proof of discount, if applicable.

-HIGHSPEED, SEAJETS, CATAMARAN, DOLPHIN and FAST FERRIES: Luggage should be placed in the designated areas of the vessels as per the crew’s instructions. Luggage must not contain valuable items. These items can be handed over to the Chief Purser for safe-keeping. Take anything of "value" with you in a small carry bag.
-REGULAR and CONVENTIONAL FERRIES: Luggage should be placed in the designated areas of the vessels as per the crew’s instructions. Luggage must not contain valuable items. These items can be handed over to the Chief Purser for safe-keeping. No luggage restrictions, no excess charges, bring on board as much as you want. Take anything of "value" with you in a small carry bag.

Passengers, who have lost or found a lost item on board, are kindly requested to contact the ship,s Reception immediately during their journey and most importantly before disembarkation.

For security reasons, all persons and all items brought on board the vessel are liable to be searched. Persons refusing to comply with this demand shall be denied access on board and will be reported to the appropriate port authorities. All passengers are required to present their ticket identity card or any other official documents to the vessel,s authorized personnel. The carrier reserves the right to deny embarkation to any individual who does not possess valid travel documents or fails to prove beyond doubt, his/her identity. Once a passenger has boarded the vessel, they are not allowed to disembark prior to departure, unless approved by vessel,s Officers. Passengers who wish to disembark must take with them all their luggage and/or vehicle (if possible). Any weapons carried must be declared upon embarkation.

As per the National Law 3730 of the Greek Ministry of Health, as from 1st July 2009 smoking is strictly prohibited in all enclosed public areas, as well as the vessels' cabins. Passengers may smoke in the designated areas on the open outer decks.

Not all of above terms & conditions are valid on Goferry online system.
The precise terms & conditions of the shipping company can be seen at the "step" of the on-line booking process, before you enter your payment details.
If disagreements arise from the interpretation of terms, we explicitly state that the terms of the agency (Goferry) supersede those of the respective shipping company/companies.
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