Samos in detail

Getting Around


Daily excursion boats go from Pythagorio to Samiopoula islet (€25, including lunch).


From Vathy's bus station, frequent daily buses serve Kokkari (20 minutes), Pythagorio (25 minutes), Agios Konstantinos (40 minutes), Karlovasi (one hour), the Ireon (25 minutes), Mytilinii (20 minutes) and Portrokali (20 minutes). Tickets cost €1.50 to €4 depending on distance.

From Pythagorio, five daily buses reach the Ireon (15 minutes), while four serve Mytilinii (20 minutes) and Marathokampos (one hour). Buy tickets on the buses. Services are reduced on weekends. Tickets cost €1.50 to €7 depending on distance.

Car & Motorcycle

In Vathy, Pegasus Rent-a-Car has good rates on car, 4WD and motorcycle hire.

In Pythagorio, try John’s Rentals on the main road near the waterfront.


The taxi rank in Vathy is by the National Bank of Greece. To the airport, the fare is €25, to Pythagorio €10.

In Pythagorio the taxi rank is at the far end of Lykourgou Logotheti.