By air: Domestic flights are frequent from Athens – four to five times daily with Olympic Air and twice a day in summer with Aegean Airlines. There also direct flights by charter from destinations outside Greece. By boat: Sea access to Samos is also plentiful, but a little confusing because it is split between three separate ports: Karlovasi and Vathy, on the north coast, for the larger ferries plying the northern and western routes to Piraeus, Chios, Lesbos, Ikaria, Thessaloniki etc; and Pythagoreio, on the south coast, for the Dodecanese and southern routes, i.e. the F/B Nisos Kalymnos (4 days per week) and hydrofoils (daily in summer) to Patmos, Lipsi, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, and on to Rhodes , with the Nisos Kalymnos stopping at Agathonisi and Arki in addition, before calling at Patmos. The summer hydrofoil service to Fourni and Ikaria (4 times weekly) also leaves from Pythagoreio. Crossings to Turkey (KusΒΈadasi) run daily from Vathy, during the summer season only (Easter to mid October); thereafter more infrequently.
Samos Island is part of the Northern Aegean Island Group, Greece.