I have heard there is no 'sea' option for traveling back to Turkey from Israel or Egypt. Is this still a no go?
The problem is I'm traveling down from Turkey through Syria and Jordan and Egypt. I want to go to Israel but I know all the issues about then going overland back to Turkey (where I am planning to meet ppl, hence having to get back there). Plus I heard visa's for Syria only last 15 days! So even going back overland (minus Israel) will be somewhat of an issue.
Any suggestions?? This will be our first trip to Syria and Jordan so any other helpful tips would be great.
p.s. is there any issues with going from Israel to Egypt? I heard it was only Syria with the Israel passport stamp-problems (that I'm going to anyway).
Try going through Cyprus. I don't really know the regulations about Turkish and Greek parts but that's the only other way I can think of without including Syria.
What ever happened to flying? Rumour has it you can catch flights from Tel Aviv to Turkey for around 100 USD one-way, usually by hopping on a charter flight. Just head to the airport and ask around. It is more or less what everybody has been doing for years. (If they haven't used the trick of entering and leaving via King Hussein/Allenby-Bridge without getting an Israeli entry stamp.)
About the Cyprus option:
fly schmy! too boring. thanks for the other info though
Let me know if you choose Cyprus option. I am from Mersin in Turkey, where you would have to go if you go through Cyprus. I know the city and transportation really well and I can definitely help.