There are numerous ferry crossings operating from Ikaria to Samos. Ferries currently connect 2 ports in Ikaria with 3 ports in Samos.
There are a combined number of 12 ferry crossings each week across a selection of 5 Ferry Routes which are operated by 2 ferry companies including Dodekanisos Seaways & Hellenic Seaways with the shortest crossing taking around 1 hour 10 minutes (Evdilos to Karlovassi).
This is a general summary of the services on offer between Ikaria and Samos, for live information select from our Fare Search.
Ikaria is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, southwest of Samos, approximately 50 kilometres from the Turkish coast.
Ikaria reflects a beautiful balance between nature, freedom and development, having recently been named ‘The Best Greek Island for Nature Lovers’ by the news television channel, CNN. It also offers large areas of natural beauty, stunning mountainous landscapes, beautiful beaches and friendly locals, providing plenty of activities for everyone.
The island is also, according to legend, the birthplace of Dionysus, the god of wine. So, as you would expect, there are plenty of excellent wineries and picturesque vineyards which are well worth seeing.
Given Ikaria’s central location in the Aegean Sea, it is an excellent point of departure for many locations in Greece. From Ikaria’s ports on the north and south coasts, there are numerous ferry routes available to the mainland and surrounding islands, so there’s a great deal of choice.
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.