Holidays in Samos

Samos Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Samos: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Samos? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

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Samos travel, tourism info

Prefecture of Samos includes the islands of Ikaria and Fournoi. Samos belongs to the NE Aegean Islands and is located very close to Asia Minor, only 2 km far from Mykalis' peninsula. It is probably named after the word sama meaning tall, something which can be asserted by its mountains' peaks. The capital is Samos and is united with Vathi, the main harbour of the island. It is a lovely insular town with many mansions and neoclassical buildings, built amphitheatrically round the point of the cove. Particularly Ano Vathi is the most traditional district of the city with a special colour and a beautiful view of the harbour. Apart from its beautiful landscapes and its traditional character, Samos is also known for its excellent wine which is made from the local Muscat grapes and is exported in all Greece and around the world. The second harbour of the island is Karlovasi, a town with a unique colour and strong cultural traditions. Beautiful churches, neoclassical mansions and old but dignified industrial groups (tanneries) testify of its former prestige, in 19th century, when Karlovasi traded with European countries.Samos is the most visited island of the NE Aegean Islands, keeping nevertheless its beauty and calm places. Samos is a particularly green island which has kept a big part of its impressively green forests. Busy resorts, crowded beaches, intensive nightlife but also secluded coves, picturesque villages and peaceful places can be found in Samos.

Samos useful info

Police Station +30 22730 22100
Fire Department +30 22730 22199
Samos Port Authority +30 22730 27318
Samos Hospital +30 22730 83100

Holiday packages, Offers for Samos

Holiday packages for Samos, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Samos. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental.

If you visit, do not miss the opportunity to follow the paths and attractions that you recommend. You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Ikaria or Fournoi to create your own unique holiday.

For all of these use the online booking engines presented to you.

Samos Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Samos

Book your ferry tickets for Samos online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Samos

Samos two main ports, Vathi and Karlovasi, can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Piraeus, as well as from Thessaloniki and Kavala from the northern Greece. Also, there is access from the nearby islands, like Ikaria, Lesvos, Limnos, Chios, Fourni, Syros by ferry boat or sea-taxi. The third port of Samos, Pythagorio, is connected with the islands of Agathonisi, Arkioi, Kalymnos, Kos, Lipsi and Patmos.The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Samos online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Samos

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Samos, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Samos

The Samos airport is connected with the main airports of Greece. Moreover, Samos airport welcomes several foreign airlines, especially during summer time, which schedule regular or charter flights. Thus, travellers from abroad have the chance to visit this magnificent destination.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. Samos Airport is the international airport "Aristarchos" (Samos - international airport "Aristarchos").

Flights to Samos

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Samos are daily and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 55 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carrier is Olympic Air.

International flights

International passengers will reach Samos via Athens, however, there are some low cost airlines from European destinations that connect directly.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Samos change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Samos

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Samos. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Samos, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Samos

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Samos (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Samos

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Samos (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Samos

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Samos

When browsing the hotel list for Samos, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Samos, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Samos, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup points are the airport (Samos - airport), the center of the city, Pythagorio and Vathi. These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Samos. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and places of interest in Samos

Excursions and tours in Samos

On Samos, you will be flooded with the spirit of ancient Greece, with the archeological site of the island, is where, according to tradition the goddess Hera was born and raised. It is here that you will find the ruins of the temple of "Imvrasia Hera". One of the largest temples in antiquity, it also had the right to be called a sanctuary. Here, you will also find the "Sacred Way" which had a length of 4.880 metres and linked the ancient city to the Heraion.In Pythagorio there are the ruins of the "Wall of Polycrates", the "Ancient Theatre", the "Roman Baths" and the famed "Evpalinio Tunnel" (1036 metres), masterpiece of 6th century engineering that supplied the ancient city with water. In the archeological collection, there are dedicatory columns of the archaic period, column capitals and portraits of Roman emperors.In the city of Samos is the fabulous archeological museum, with exhibits of incredible interest, sculpture, ceramics and bronze works. The giant 5.5 metre - tall Kouros stands out as a unique find as does the sculptural composition by the Samiote Genelaos (6th century BC) , dedicated to the goddess Hera, and made up of 6 figures on a single base, of which only 3 survive to this day. Objects, consecrated vessels and holy relics from the monasteries of the island have been collected and are on display at the Ecclesiastical - Byzantine museum.In Mytilinii, the Paleontological museum hosts finds of major importance. Prehistostoric bones of vertebrates, joints of local wild animals, lactic teeth and bones of mastodoms. The most precious find: the petrified brain of a pony that is 13 million years old.

Places of interest in Samos

Samos has picturesque gulfs and superb bays, with vast sandy beaches and crystal waters, perfect for swimming or relaxing. The endless beaches with their natural magnificence will suprise and charm you, each more beatiful than the next. Organized with pebbles or sand and greenery that extends down to the beach, they will enchant you. Near the city of Samos are the beaches Gagos and Mourtia. In Kokkari there is Tsamadou, Lemonakia and Tsambou. In Karlovassi is Potami. In Marathokampos there are Votsalakia, Psili Ammos, Limnionas and Varsamo. In Pythagorio are Potokaki and the Heraion beach. And in the southeastern portion of the island are the beaches of Mykali, Psili Ammos and Pseidonio. At NorthEast, the beautiful beach Livadaki and easter the paradise beach Galazio.

Thematic tours in Samos

Samos is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Ecological Tourism

Greek Wine Roads

Family Tourism

Sports Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Samos

The island of Samos provides an intense and varied nightlife and all kind of places to enjoy a relaxing or crazy night. A plethora of restaurants, taverns, cafes, modern bars, bouzoukia (clubs with Greek live music) and huge or smaller clubs playing all sorts of music can be found in the capital of Samos, in Karlovassi, in Kokkari and in the attractive village if Pythagorio.

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