Welcome to Samos

Famous for its sweet local wine, Samos is also historically significant. It was the legendary birthplace of Hera, and the sprawling ruins of her ancient sanctuary, the Heraion, are impressive. Both the great mathematician Pythagoras and the hedonistic father of atomic theory, the 4th-century-BC philosopher Epicurus, were born here. Samos’ scientific genius is also affirmed by the astonishing 524 BC Evpalinos Tunnel, a spectacular feat of ancient engineering that stretches for more than 1km deep underground.

Top experiences in Samos

Samos activities

$45.67 Kid Friendly

Kusadasi Full-Day 4x4 Safari Including BBQ Lunch

Leave your centrally located Kusadasi hotel and travel by air-conditioned coach or minivan to a meeting point outside town. Here, meet your expert driver who doubles as your guide, listen to a safety briefing, and then take a seat in an open-top 4x4.Set off in a convoy with your driver at the wheel and enjoy the views as you travel south into hills and forests. Along the way, stop to refresh your energies with some fresh fruit and then climb higher through untouched woodlands and rugged countryside.Stop to see ancient tombs and visit a crumbled Byzantine castle before following unmade tracks and roads to a ruined medieval monastery on Samsun Mountain. Explore the historical relics and then enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch of grilled meat, salad and more. Feeling refreshed, return to your 4x4 and head further south to the Dilek National Park, a peninsula known for its wild countryside and thick forests.Stop to absorb views down over the Aegean Sea and Greek island of Samos, and visit Zeus' Cave on the park’s edges. Cocooned in woods, this stunning natural grotto boasts bright blue, translucent waters and is swathed in legend. Hear how the mineral-rich waters are said to have healing properties and, if you wish, take a dip in the cold, clear waters.Afterward, make a final stop at Long Beach just north of Dilek. Enjoy free time to swim or sunbathe before driving back to Kusadasi. Your tour then ends with a drop-off at Kusadasi port.

$32 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ferry to Samos From Kusadasi

We are running our own ferries to provide the ferry connections between Kusadasi & Samos, and from Samos to all other Greek islands since 1977. Our boats operate every day between Kusadasi and Samos from 01st of April until the end of 31st of October. You may also obtain the schedules of Greek ferries departing from Samos to other Greek islands and may easily book the tickets with us as well.

$79 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Chios for foodies: Chios Town Food Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Chios Castle, Chios Town, Chios, Northeast Aegean IslandsYour tour starts with a visit to the famous Castle of Chios where you will travel back in time during the Genovese, Venetian and Ottoman occupation. Pass By: ChiosAs your adventure continues, we walk the main shopping street of Chios. Aplotaria has been the island’s commercial street since the 16th century and went through the heart of the city.

$75.36 Outdoor Activities

Samos Picnic Tour Relaxed Adventure

Samiopoula Boat Trip is ideal for our quests who are looking to cruise around leisurely. This small island offers uniquely beautiful white sands and turquoise waters for sunbathing & relaxing.When we reach Little Samos (Samiopoula) the beach is within a few meters. People can either swim to the beach or use a small inflatable boat. There you will have the time to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and have time for swimming/snorkelling for around 1 hour. Also, guests will have the chance personally prepare and serve you with a delicious lunch ‘barbecue style’.Cruise Schedule: • Departure 9:30am from Pythagorion port • Refreshments or ouzo is served on board • Some dancing and Greek music takes place • You reach a paradise beach after a couple of hours • Return at 17:30 to Pythagorion port    

$79.92 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Cruise Patmos Monastery The Holy Island from Samos

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chora Patmos, Patmos, Dodecanese, South AegeanPatmos a significant connection with the Byzantine Period and whose Christianity has still strongly preserved the Byzantine presence by the monastery and churches. Here, in a cave, St. John wrote the masterpiece of “Apocalypse” one of the most magnificent texts of world literature.The harbor town of Skala is dominated by the mighty monastery of the ‘Theologian’, built in the 11th cent., with its priceless religious relics, rare manuscripts, icons, jewelry, embroidery and its wealthy library constituted it as one of the richest monasteries within Christianity. The narrow lanes with the typical white painted houses, the innumerable taverns and the medieval town of Hora with splendid architectural patterns, the people’s lifestyle and hospitality all this creates for you an unforgettable stay on Patmos.• Departure 8:30am from Pythagorion Port – Samos• Arrival 11:00am at Patmos Port• Bus pickup at 11:15am for the tour to St. John’s Grotto• 12:30am tour to the Monastery of St. John in the Chora of Patmos• Free time to leisure in Chora before departure• Departure 16:00pm from Patmos Port• Arrival 18:30pm at Pythagorion Port – SamosDuration: 3 hours

$67.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Island Tour Discover Samos

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Temple of Hera, Pythagorion, Samos, Northeast Aegean IslandsWe start with “Ancient Greece”, represented by the Temple of Hera, a marvelous feat of construction dating from the ancient times.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Monastery of Megali Panagia, Koumaradei, Samos, Northeast Aegean Islandswe head north to the marvelous monastery of Megali Panagia (15th cent.), an example of “Byzantine Greece”– to take a guided tour. We will then make a stop to the truly traditional mountain village of Pyrgos (famous for its honey and ceramics) for a short walk. After visiting Pyrgos, there is an optional stop in the area of Koutsi – an ideal place to take panoramic photos, before continuing to our visit at a traditional wine factory, where we will get the chance to taste some of the famous Samian wines. Continuing constantly through the varied and verdant landscape, we will reach our lunch point at the second largest town of Samos: KarlovassiDuration: 3 hoursStop At: SAMOS EUPHORIAIn Karlovassi you will admire the several neoclassical houses and mansions, witnessing the great wealth of the town during the recent past. Continuing along the wild romantic north coast you will reach the enchanting Valley of Nightingales.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kokkari Beach, Kokkari, Samos, Northeast Aegean IslandsAfter this short walk and a welcome coffee stop, our last station will be at the charming and picturesque fishermen’s village of Kokkari, before our Island Tour reaches its destination at Samos Town and Pythagorion.Duration: 1 hour