Samos, Greece

Enjoy a lushly vegetated island with intimate sandy beaches, bays and a Mediterranean climate.

Book a flight to Samos, the green emerald of the Aegean Sea. This fantastic island lies off the coast of Turkey and is perfect for spending the day floating in the azure blue sea. The nature on Samos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, also making it perfect for hiking. Enjoy a landscape filled with grape groves, olive trees and pine trees. And how about a visit to the Valley of the Nightingales? Here you will find hiking trails through green woods with meandering streams. At night, you can hear the nightingales sing. A memorable experience!

Fly to the legends of Samos!

Curious about the history of Samos? Great! This island has more to offer than just beautiful sandy beaches, quiet bays and green woods. The legendary Hera, mathematician Pythagoras and 4th century B.C. philosopher Epicurus were all from Samos. The capital city of Vathy and city of Pythagorieo are home to impressive museums and statues of the legends. Fly to Samos and discover this beautiful green island for yourself! We’ve put together a list of attractions and sights of Samos just for you.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Samos is located about 12 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are outside, in front of the arrival hall. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Samos city by taxi.
  • Bus

    From the airport, you can take a bus to Samos city and other large beach areas. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Samos city.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere on Samos: 
  • Bus

    In Samos city, you will find local buses that run to various places on the island. You can buy your tickets from the bus driver.
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi anywhere on the street on Samos. You will find taxi ranks in Samos city, Kokkari and Pythagoreio.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.  

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
On Samos, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Samos is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Samos lasts approximately 3.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.