By boat

The principal port of Samos is at Vathi, also called Samos. The other two ports are Karlovassi and Pythagoreion. Ferries from Piraeus and the Cyclades usually stop at both Vathi and Karlovassi. There’s a daily overnight ferry to Karlovassi and Vathy from Piraeus, Syros, Mykonos, and Ikaria.

Hydrofoils to the Dodecanese islands depart regularly from Vathi and Pithagorion. Samos is also connected with all the islands of the North Aegean and the Dodecanese islands once a week through the shipping route from Alexandroupoli to Rhodes.

Finally, Samos is connected on a daily basis more or less throughout the year with the port of Kusadasi in Turkey. The trip takes about two hours.

By plane

There are daily flights from Athens airport (55 minutes) and from Thessaloniki airport. You can also fly into Samos from other Greek islands such as Chios, Rhodes, Mytilini, Heraklion or Limnos.

From May till October charter airlines fly directly to Samos from several European airports (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, and others)

Flights arrive near the old capital of Pythagoreion.