Getting Around

Pythagorio, Karlosvassi and Vathy are the island's three major ferry ports. Most ferry connections to Samos are via Turkey. Local KTEL buses provide transport for visitors, stopping at most villages and cities on the island. Taxis are also available. Car and moped rental offices are in Samos town. Many of the large hotels also arrange motorcycle and car rentals for guests. On a cautionary note, Samos' steep, winding roads can be stressful and accident rates are quite high. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and there are many lovely walking trails to enjoy.