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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:52 AM
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Does anyone know whether you need a Visa to Ephesus and Athens for the excursions? I'm Canadian and will be on Galaxy in July.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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If you are in those countries for a (short) visit by cruise-ship you donot need a visa.
If you fly to Turkey you need a visa.
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Does anyone know whether you need a Visa to Ephesus and Athens for the excursions? I'm Canadian and will be on Galaxy in July.
Greece is a member of the European Union, so visas are not necessary for tourists who stay within the European Union for ninety (90) or fewer consecutive days.

Turkey requires visas for most tourists, but there's a special exception for passengers on cruise ships who go ashore during a port of call and subsequently leave aboard the same ship. You would need a visa to embark or to disembark in a Turkish port.

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Both Greece and Turkey allow cruise ships to come into port without a visa. As long as you don't spend the night. The key is a day trip to greece and turkey is ok. If you spend the night you will need a visa. I visited both ports last summer and did not require a visa.
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Both Greece and Turkey allow cruise ships to come into port without a visa. As long as you don't spend the night. The key is a day trip to greece and turkey is ok. If you spend the night you will need a visa. I visited both ports last summer and did not require a visa.
As a member of the European Union, Greece no longer requires U. S. citizens to hold visas for "tourist" stays that do not exceed ninety (90) days within the European Union. For more information, click here.

Note, however, that the limit on length of stay is on the consecutive time spent within the European Union and not just within Greece. To reset the counter, you need to leave the European Union.

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