Samos Transportation

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    Hire a Car - See The Island!

    by mazzap Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    Inexpensive & plenty of companies to choose between in Pythagorion & other resorts.

    The cost did vary quite a bit & some had good deals if you booked for more than about 4 days, so a few minutes spent shopping around will prove worthwhile.

    We had our little car for 3 days & this was adequate to cover most of the island comfortably. You don't need anything with a big engine as the mountainous roads are really not too steep & are quite passable - but a 4x4 would be useful if you want to venture 'off the beaten path'! We paid about 90 Euros which included full insurance & unlimited mileage; the petrol was just a few Euros more - of course it seemed so much cheaper than filling up in the UK!!

    We intended to get a good map but quite honestly, the freebie one we were given by our rep was good enough so we didn't bother. All major resorts & villages are signposted - you'd find it difficult to get lost on such a small island!! There really are some beautiful views all around Samos so don't forget to pull over & take some pics (for VT!)

    Sun roofs have their uses! Another little beach stop!
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    Taxis

    by mazzap Updated Oct 1, 2006

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    A necesseity if you are staying on the outskirts of Pythagorio as we were as not once in 2 weeks did we see a local bus go by!

    Inexpensive at 3 Euro for a 6 or 7 minute journey, (but what would take over half an hour to walk!) They do use the meters but unless you actually ask 'how much?' they just wait for you to hand over the expected fare - you get used to this after a few journeys!

    The cars are all very clean & it's a frequent service (we never waited more than a minute). 'Some' of the drivers were even friendly! The taxi rank is conveniently situated right near the T junction as the main road meets the harbour. A mini supermarket is next to it too, so stock up on water, provisions etc. & carry home easily!

    Finally, don't be surprised to find someone hop in as you are about to depart, or even already in your taxi. It's an accepted local custom!

    Frequent reliable service
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    Boat from the east

    by Yank_o Updated Jul 20, 2006

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    The most comfortable way to get to Samos is coming from Kusadasi in Turkey. (Getting to Kusadasi itself may be a bit of a fuss, as it is almost an hour's drive from the nearest airport, Izmir.) The boat trip lasts 90 minutes and is usually pleasant. A bit difficult to find boats that can also accommodate your car. Also, no regular schedules in wintertime. Summertime departures from Kusadasi are at 8:30 and 17:00 (same times also in the reverse direction).
    Coming from Western Europe, you should search for a charter flight directly to Samos (there are several).
    Coming from Athens, there are some tiny planes of Olympic Airlines (and since 2006 also Aegean Airlines - try it!) providing regular services throughout the year. Flight time about 1 hour.
    If you have a lot of patience, you can also try the boat from Piraeus (daily service) or elsewhere in Greece (varies). At best it is a 10-12 hour trip.

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    I highly recommend renting a...

    by bcc8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I highly recommend renting a convertible or open-top 4x4 to cruise around the island and still enjoy the sunshine. Some of the towns on Samos are more than an hour apart. The drives along the coast are always scenic. Mopeds can be dangerous due to the narrow and very twisty roads. I also recommend getting the map of Samos produced by the Army as it is by far the most accurate and up-to-date!

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    Take the ferry

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Oct 18, 2014

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    Ferries are the best way of transport to move around Greece. That are fast and cheap. If you board them during the night then you save the hotel.

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    Flying to Samos

    by maritagnes Written Jun 14, 2008

    Since we stayed in Pithagorio during our stay, it was very convenient to get to and from Samos airport. It was only a 3 km drive from the airport to our hotel.

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    roadtrip

    by nathicka Written Jul 29, 2005

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    It´s not expensive to rent a car or moped on Samos so please take the time and get away from the beach. It´s a really beautiful place and easy to get around.

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