There are 2 ferry routes operating between Athens and Samos offering you combined total of 12 sailings per week. Blue Star Ferries operates 2 routes, Piraeus to Karlovassi runs 2 times per week & Piraeus to Vathi about 1 time weekly. Hellenic Seaways operates 2 routes, Piraeus to Karlovassi runs 6 times per week & Piraeus to Vathi about 3 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Athens to Samos to get the most up to date information.
Samos is one of the most famous islands in Greece, close to the Turkish coast in the Aegean Sea, separated by the mile-wide Mycale Strait.
Steeped in history of legendary proportion, Samos is believed to be the birthplace of Greek Goddess, Hera. Consequently, the ruinous Heraion, once the largest temple in Greece, is one of the top attractions. Famous mathematician, Pythagoras was also born here. But, beyond the historical significance of Samos lies one of the most physically appealing islands in the Aegean, with an endless choice of typically beautiful, Mediterranean beaches with warm, clear waters.
The capital and largest town, Vathy has plenty of lively bars and restaurants, but most visitors head to the stunning port village of Pythagorio for its traditional architecture and sublime seafront views.
Greece is one of the easiest countries to travel by ferry, due to the high concentration of islands in the Aegean Sea. Samos has a few ports which are served by a range of excellent ferry operators, sailing from a huge number of domestic cities and archipelagos.