There are 3 ferry routes operating between Samos and Athens offering you combined total of 13 sailings per week. SeaJets operates 1 route, Karlovassi to Rafina which runs 2 times weekly. Hellenic Seaways operates 2 routes, Karlovassi to Piraeus runs 7 times per week & Vathi to Piraeus about 4 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 Samos to Athens to get the most up to date information.
Samos is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, lying just off the west coast of Turkey.
Samos was a particularly rich and powerful city-state in ancient Greece, renowned for its top quality vineyards and for being the birthplace of the famous mathematician, Pythagoras.
Nowadays, it’s regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean, boasting pure white sandy beaches, picturesque villages and charming fishing harbours. It is also known for producing excellent sweet Muscat wines.
It has a number of fascinating landmarks, too, including the largest temple in the country in the town of Heraion. Another highlight is the Eupalinos aqueduct, an amazing feat of ancient Greek engineering; a tunnel reaching over 1,000 metres long with only a few feet open to the public.
Thanks to the island’s location in the Aegean Sea, Samos is a useful departure point for a great number of destinations. It has a few ports along its coastline where you can sail to other Greek islands and the mainland.