Samos is accessible either by plane or boat.
Samos is connected by daily flights with Athens and Thessaloniki. In addition, the island is also connected by air with Mytilene, Chios, Rhodes and Heraklion, Crete.
Greek Airlines connecting Samos to/from Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Chios, Mytilene, Lemnos
By boat the island is connected with Piraeus, Chios, Mytilene, Limnos, Kavala, as well as with Ikaria, Fournoi, Syros, Mykonos and Naxos.
The island has three major ferry ports: Pithagorion, Karlosvassi and Vathi. Samos is easily reached by ferry from Pireaus. The trip is about 8 to 14 hours (depending boat) and ferries usually stop at both Karlovassi and Vathi. There are less frequent connections to Chios, Lesvos, and the islands of the Dodecanesos which you can reach on frequent high-speed in the summer months. There are daily boats to Kusadasi, Turkey where you can visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, one of the world’s most incredible archaeological sites.
The local KTEL busses carry out transportation within the island. They have a quite good schedule and they connect the many villages and cities of the island in a satisfactory manner.
The island of Samos has a good bus service which serves various villages and beaches until 8 pm. From the capital of Samos 13 daily buses are going to Kokkari and Pythagorio, 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. 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.
Samos has a very good bus system but the best way to see the island is by car or moped.