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.

Samos International Airport “Aristarchos” is lying 4 km west of the village of Pythagorion, with daily connections to a number of countries. However, the easiest way to reach Samos by air is to fly first into Athens and then catch a connecting flight to Samos. Daily flights are linking the island with Athens and with the city of Thessaloniki (in northern Greece). The flights to Samos time take aprox. 1 hour. Samos Airport “Aristarchos” – Tel: (+30) 22730 87800
Greek Airlines connecting Samos to/from Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Chios, Mytilene, Lemnos
Olympic Air – Tel: (+30) 210 3550500 – Web:
(only from/to Athens & Thessaloniki)
Sky Express – Tel: 801 11 28 28 88, (+30) 2810 223800 Daily – Web:
(from/to 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.

Blue Star Ferries – Tel: (+30) 210 8919800 – Web:
Public Buses:

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.

Samos Public Busses Timetable
Samos International Airport "Aristarchos"
Karlovasi New Port
Vathy Port
Pythagorio Port