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How to get there

There are several ways to reach Samos Island.

By air

Olympic Airways has one flight daily (five daily in summer) between Athens and Samos which cost about 64 euro one way. Contact Olympic Airways in Athens at tel.+30 210 9269111.
The Samos airport is 3km  from Pithagorio, from the airport you can take a taxi to Vathi or Pithagorio.

By Ferry-boats

The main port of Samos is at Vathi, the are two other ports in Karlovassi and Pithagorio. Ferries from the Piraeus and Cyclades Island usually stop at Vathi and Karlovassi.
Samos also has connection with all the islands of the North Aegean and the Dodecanese islands.
There are:

  • three connection between Chios Island and way back
  • three connections from Lesvos to Samos and way back
  • seven connections from Ikaria Island
  • two connections from Fourni

There is also daily boat from Samos to Turkey. Trip last around 1-2h and it cost around 38$

Transportation in Samos


There are good road connection on whole island, busses's timetable is regular and public bus service on Samos is on a high level (good bus service which serves various villages and beaches until 8 pm). The Vathi bus terminal (tel. 22730 27262) is close to the south end of the port on Kanari.

From the capital of Samos 13 daily buses are going to Kokkari and Pythagorio (the bus makes the 20-minutes trip between Vathi and Pithagorio frequently), 8 to Agios Konstantinos and Agios Dimitrios, 7 to Karlovassi, 6 to the Hereon, 5 to Mytilini and 2 to Ormos Marathokampou, Avlakia and Votsalakia. Buses also travel to Kokkari, Pirgos, Marathokambos, Votsalakia beach.

6 daily buses are departing to Pythagorio for the Hereon and 2 to Mytilini and Karlovassi.
From Karlovassi daily buses are going to Agioi Theodori, Pirgos, Koumandarei, Vathy, Pythagorio, Hora, Ormos Marathokampou, Votsalakia, Agia Kyriaki and Drakei.
During summer, daily buses are leaving from the capital of Samos for the beaches of Tsamadou, Psili Ammos and Hereon.

Schedules are posted in English at the bus terminal.


The offices exist in almost every corner of the island. The main ones have their offices at the airport.


Rent a car

Company        Address              Telephones               fax

BUDGET          Airport                +30 22730 62092     
BUDGET          SAMOS TOWN     +30 22730 22502     +30 22730 28856
EUROPCAR      Airport                +30 22730 61026     
EUROPCAR      SAMOS TOWN     +30 22730 22641      +30 22730 28996
HERTZ            Airport                +30 22730 62406     
HERTZ            SAMOS TOWN     +30 22730 24771 


There are daily excursion boats from Karlovassi to Megalo Seitani which is the best beach on the island.


The taxi stand in Vathi is on Plateia Pithagora. To order one call tel. 22730 28404 in Vathi and 22730 33300 in Karlovassi.


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