You can travel by bus super cheap in parts of Europe. I went from Riga, Latvia to Warsaw, Poland, 1 15-hour trip for under $20US. Check out companies like EuroLines, EcoLines, Orange, etc. For your train questions there is a great amount of information at Seat61.com. about 8 years ago
You will have to go by bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki or take a train to the border since Greece terminated international train travel in Feb, 2011. I did the journey in the opposite direction a few months ago. It was about a nine-hour trip and cost around $35USD. Can you not get into Bulgaria or Romania at all? Sofia to Belgrade to Budapest is the most direct train route IIRC. about 8 years ago
What is the best way to get from Mykonos to Izmir in Turkey? Cheapest, fastest & easiest (I know I want it all). Travelling in early June.
check out the Turkey Travel Planner's Transportation page. It really was useful during my visit in November 2011. http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/trans/ about 8 years ago
I am going to be touring Europe this summer via eurail for 3 months, any suggestion for what to pack? Must sees? What shoes I should bring?
Check out the website seat61.com. It's all about European rail travel. about 8 years ago