Samos Island is located 330 km East of Athens in the Aegean Archipelagos. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Greece and thousands of Greek and foreign tourists visit it throughout the year, particularly during summer.
Visitors can reach Samos Island, via Athens, either by
plane or by boat (conventional or high-speed).
Airplane: The flight from Athens to Samos takes forty-five (45) minutes and costs approximately eighty (80) euros. You can fly to Samos with Olympic Airlines or Aegean Airlines. Another choice is to fly to Samos from Thessalonica. For more information on airplane schedules please visit Olympic Airlines' and Aegean Airlines' site. There are many charter flights connecting Samos with various European cities. These flights are organized by major Greek or foreign tourist agencies and transfer the bulk of the summer tourists to the island.
Boats: Samos is connected via Ferry to several islands and ports of the Aegean sea such as: Patmos, Mykonos, Kos, Paros, Kusadasi (Turkey) and many more.
High-speed boats, departing from the port of Piraeus, close to Athens, arrive to Samos after six (6) to seven (7) hours depending on the number of intermediate calls to other ports.
The cost of the boat ticket is: Forty (40) euros for a second-class ticket and fifty (50) euros for a first-class ticket.In case you want to bring your car or motorcycle with you, an additional fare of seventy-five (75) or thirty (30) euros respectively will be charged. Additional ship schedules, as well as exact prices, can be found at the following links: Ship Schedule TO Samos Ship Schedule FROM Samos
During summer there are hydrofoils (Flying Dolphins) connecting Samos with several other islands (Patmos,