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  • Before you arrive

Don’t get tripped up by the unexpected. Here are some key things you need to be aware of before you make your way to our fun-filled shores.

getting to Samos

  • Visa & customs

Citizens traveling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport. However,  a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Schengen Member States citizens, are not Visas required for traveling to Greece (Samos) up to 3 months (90 days) within a chronological period of 6 months. For longer stay, required a Visa, click here for more…

Non-Schengen states citizens, for which are not Visas required for traveling to Greece (Samos) up to 3 months (90 days) within a chronological period of 6 months. For longer stay, required a Visa, click here for more…

Non-Schengen states citizens, for which are Visas required, are the rest countries. For Greece visa application requirements, click here for more…

Non-Schengen states citizens, which have facilitating visa process.  Have to do with third-country nationals coming from Turkey for tourism, to the islands of Samos, Mytilini, Chios, Rhodes, Kos and Kastellorizo. The visa process is undertakes by authorized tourist office.

> Click here for all Embassies and Consulates of Greece.

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  • Getting to Samos

Samos airport Aristarhos

  • By the Air

Samos international airport “Aristarchos of Samos (IATA code SMI, ICAO Code LGSM), is one of the busiest and best connected in Greece, handling over 20 airlines flying to some 40 European and Greek cities.

Samos airport serves on average 6.000 flights per year (arrivals and departure), from which 70% are domestic and 30 % international flights.

The passengers that serves the airport are on average yearly 415.000 persons (nearly half arrivals and half departurs)   from which 40% are from domestic and 60% from international flights.

>> Analytically statistics 2005-2015 (Excel file)

  • Samos Airport SMI. Today arivals & Departures

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Ship to Samos

  • By the Sea

Samos Island has 3 big ports & 2 Marinas

Samos ports connect the island with Piraeus, many Greek destinations and also Kusadsi and Sığacık at Turkey.

  • Samos city port

Fast Facts

Un/locode    : GRSMI
Position
       : Latitude : 37.75673°,  Longitude 26.96096°
Max Vessel Size: Up to 500 feet in length
Cargo Pier  : 1.8 – 3 meters
Anchorage : 23.2m – OVER
Contact : +30 22730 27318, samo@yen.gr
>> More port characteristics …
>> Port Traffic…

History

The construction of city waterfront began in 1875. At first creating a passenger and cargo loading area, ahead of Pythagoras Square, and at 1909 moved to its present location by building a 100 m. breakwater. At the 1980s, the breakwater was extended for another 150 m. and the waterfront for 15 m. to the sea side.
In 2012, was completed the new port, which is located in the region “Malagari”, opposite the town of Samos. The new harbor serves, commercial and passenger vessels.

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  • Karlovasi city port

Fast Facts

Un/locode    : GRKAR
Position
       : Latitude : 37.79704°,  Longitude 26.683305°
Max Vessel Size: Up to 500 feet in length
Cargo Pier  : 3.4 – 4.6 meters
Anchorage : 23.2m – OVER
Contact : +30 22730 30888
>> More port characteristics …
>> Port Traffic…

History

The construction of the port began in place “Schinos” (2 Km from the New Karlovassi) on September 8, 1871 and ended after 32 years at 1903. The construction of the project was very difficult, since the area is exposed to north winds and to the big waves. The size of the port it was very big, since the large jetty reaches 400 m, the small 250 m (eastern) and the waterfront 400 m.
During late 1990s, began the expansion of the port to the east, which was completed around 2010.

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  • Pythagoreion port

Fast Facts

Un/locode    : GRPYT
Position
       : Latitude : 37.68905°,  Longitude 26.950715°
Max Vessel Size: Up to 500 feet in length
Cargo Pier  : 4.9 – 6.1 meters
Anchorage : 4.9 – 6.1 meters
Contact : +30 22730 61225
>> More port characteristics …
>> Port Traffic…

History

 The port of Pythagorio (“soil in the sea” as described by Herodotus), is the oldest artificial port of the world, and one of the largest projects on tyranny Polycrates (541-522 BC). Around 530 BC, they built a large pier at the west, length 360 m., which protected the harbor from the south, the only weather that affect the region. The surface was initially 66000 sq.m. which significantly reduced the natural silting.
Much later, in 1863 constructed the eastern small pier, which broke up the old port in two.

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  • Ormos Marathokampou

Fast Facts

Position       : Latitude : 37.70855°,  Longitude 26.70115°
Contact : +30 22730 30888

>> More port characteristics …
>> Port Traffic…

History

Around 1880, he began the construction of the port, which unfortunately was never completed.
The port was destroyed by the Nazis during their retreat, and left only 50 meters breakwater.
During the 1960s they placed concrete blocks, on the foundations of the old port, and around 2010 they began work on the completion of its construction. In 2016 the project is almost completed and the port has been transformed into a modern marina.

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  • Samos Marina

Fast Facts

Position       : Latitude : 037º 41ˊ 44˝,  Longitude 026º 57ˊ 30˝
Contact : +30 22730 61600, info@samosmarina.gr,
VHF :  Ch 09
Website : www.samosmarina.gr

History

The project of marina’s construction started in 1992 and completed in 1997 by the engineering company “KOMVOS” with project budget € 6,500,000.

Samos marina available services

24/7 CCTV System, Adequate Lighting, Boat & motor maintenance & repair, Car Parking, Car Rental, Dry dock facilities, Electricity, Fuel station, Fire extinguishing system, Launderette, Medical support, Nautical equipment store, Peripheral street lighting, Postal service, Restaurant-bar, Showers-WC, Slipway, Supermarket, Taxi service, Telephone, Travel lift (80 tons capacity), Water, click for more …

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