My partner and I are currently 2 months into a 6 month backpacking trip- on a very tight budget- but are very keen to go to Greece, Egypt and Turkey. We are hoping to travel from Bari to Corfu by ferry on the 10th March 2010, as it seems to be the cheapest option, then spend 2-3 weeks in Greece (mainly Athens and Crete). Looking for info on how to get from Greece to Egypt (via Cyprus/Turkey if necessary) the cheapest possible way! We have searched online but have only come up with flight options for around 290-350 euros one-way (a bit of a stretch for our budget!)
We'd want to spend around 2 weeks in Egypt then head to Turkey for another 2 weeks or so. Any info on the best route and cheapest transport options (with approximate prices and best companies, if known) would be MUCH appreciated!
The best way to realise your plans would be to take the ferry to Turkey and then fly from Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara) to Egypt.
300 EUR one-way from Turkey to Egypt is a normal price, btw. Expect to pay around 400 EUR for Turkey-Egypt or Greece-Egypt return.
Some other flight options would involve flying from Western Europe to Egypt (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands), this might actually be cheaper than flying from Turkey or Greece. Depends on what your travel plans are.
www.skyscanner.net and www.ltur.com are good sites for finding cheap flights.
If visa for Syria is not a big problem for you can also look into going overland. You'll pay around 250 EUR on bus and taxi to get from Istanbul to Cairo overland.
I have found www.ferries.gr and www.feribot.net to be helpful and they list all the ferries running out of Greece and the Greek Islands. FYI... Kos to Bodrum cost me around EUR30 one way a while back.
I took the ferry to Turkey and then flew to Cairo from Istanbul. It seemed to make more sense to just go the one direction rather than flying from Greece, down to Cairo to head back up to Istanbul.