Farewell to Meis; a beautiful Greek island in the Dodecanese, close to the Turkish coastBut, all that is set to change. This post is an ode to and a farewell (just for a while) to Meis. Although there is no definite date as yet, visa rules for British visitors to Turkey are set to change and Turkish residency fees for nationals of European Union countries have been drastically reduced. Now could well be a good time for us to take advantage of the situation and become residents of Turkey.
We need to renew our visas one more time before we think about the residency option so this time, we've decided to take the Aegean Queen catamaran over to Rhodes from Fethiye. We haven't been there for a few years and probably won't be heading there again in the foreseeable future so why not make the most of it?
It is only a farewell to Meis. I'd like to think we'd hop over there just for a day trip when we start to miss it and, even when the visa rules have changed, it will still be possible to do a day trip to Meis aboard the Meis Express. They have an office in Kaş and also along the Karagözler in Fethiye if you'd like to visit the island. (We should point out that for now, they are also still doing the visa trip to Meis from Kaş. People in Fethiye get a transfer included in the price.)
We've done a series of posts on Meis and as it's only a 20-minute sail, it's a beautiful Greek island day trip if you happen to be in Southern or Southwest Turkey. Ironically, if you're in Greece, it's a bit of a trek. Its nearest Greek island neighbour is Rhodes; 70 nautical miles away!
If you do fancy a day (or maybe even a few days) on the island, click Top 5 Things to do on the Greek Island of Meis to find out what you can do to occupy your time once you climb from the boat. As we've said before, this island is not for everyone...but we love it.
(This post is for Travel Photo Thursday, kindly hosted by Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox.)