Samos is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, south of Chios, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese, and off the coast of Asia Minor.

Its population is approximately 45,000. In ancient times Samos was a particularly rich and powerful city-state. Samos is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct, a marvel of ancient engineering. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named.


By Boat

The principal port of Samos is at Vathi, also called Samos while the other two ports are Karlovassi and Pithagorio. Ferries from Piraeus and Cyclades usually stop at both Vathi and Karlovassi.

Hydrofoils to the Dodecanese islands depart regularly from Vathi and Pithagorio

It is also connected with all the islands of the North Aegean and the Dodecanese islands once a week through the shipping route from Alexandroupoli to Rhodes.

Finally, Samos is connected on a daily basis with the port of Kousadasi in Turkey.

By plane

There are daily flights to and from Athens.

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