Vathi ferries connect Samos with Athens, Aegean Islands, Lesbos, Ikaria, Cyclades Islands & Greece with crossings available to Piraeus (in Athens), Chios, Limnos & Fournoi (in Aegean Islands), Mytilene (in Lesbos), Karlovassi (in Samos), Agios Kirikos & Evdilos (in Ikaria), Mykonos & Syros (in Cyclades Islands) & Kavala (in Greece). Sailings from Vathi are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 12 ferry crossings daily from Vathi with sailing durations starting from 45 minutes. Our Vathi ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Vathi, or Vathy as it is also known, is a town on the east coast of the island of Meganisi, an island belonging to Greece and located just off the Turkish west coast. Many ferry routes depart the port, heading to other Greek islands.
Many Greek islands are famed for their party scene, littered with drunken holidaymakers bouncing from one club to another. On the other hand, you have towns like Vathi which are the complete opposite. Peace, quiet and relaxation is the mantra which defines the lazy lifestyle; welcoming tavernas are graced with tourists and locals enjoying the refreshments, golden sand beaches are emblazoned with sun kissed bodies hoping for a tan and challenging walking trails are a tempting way to work off the lamb kofta from the night before. To simply wander around the whitewashed houses and charming streets provokes a sense of contentment – whole days can be lost amidst the Vathi’s tranquillity.
Many ships take harbour at Vathi’s picturesque docking area, with a beach that stretches for around one kilometre and looks out across the imposing mountainside. The harbour is decorated with restaurants serving quintessential Greek cuisine which can be sampled whilst overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea.
The tiny town is very easy to cover by foot, which is the pleasant option when the weather is fine.