Does anyone have any information on a ferry line that runs from Antalya in Turkey to Venice. Carol
There isn't one, but I did find this: "Ferries run between Ancona and Çesme from April to October. The voyage lasts 44 to 56 hours. Two breakfasts are included in the fares." http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/trans/Ship/tk-italy.html There's nothing I'm aware of from Antalya or any other So. Turkish port directly to Italy. By ferry your only other options will all be by using the Greek ferry system and passing through Athens to connect by bus with ferries from Patras or Igoumenitsa to Venice. This will take a lot of time. Start by taking a Turkish ferry from Fethiye, Marmaris or Bodrum to Rhodes, and then on to Athens/Piraeus from Rhodes, then the bus to Patras or Igoumenitsa, then a ferry to Venice. http://www.feribot.net/feribot/?lang=en http://www.gtp.gr http://www.greekferries.gr
Have you considered flying? You didn't say when you were traveling, but I just did a quick search on Expedia and found a Turkish airlines flight from Antalya to Venice for $487 in mid-September 2010, or $303 in mid-May 2011. And this is for a six-hour flight (compared to spending days on ferries). You can probably find even lower fares if you check on some of the European travel sites.
There used to be one, Carol, a while back (I actually thought about taking it back in 1997 when I was in Italy) but the ferry line that ran it went out of business awhile ago. There are ferries between Italy and Turkey, though, as the others have mentioned.
Er, there used to be a ferry from Venice to Antalya -- I know because I took that ferry. That was back in 1997, so the service might have been terminated. I have no idea, but that was a long trip, no question.