Getting to Samos
Where is Samos? The island lies in the north Aegean Sea off the north-west coast of Turkey. Holidays in Samos are usually not much trouble to organise.
The airport at Pythagorion, on the island's south coast, takes both charter traffic and domestic flights while the main ferry port of Samos Town lies to the north, although some ferries dock at Pythagorion too.
Regular ferries link Samos with the Dodecanese and Cyclades islands as well as other islands in the north-eastern Aegean. Ferries also run from Samos to the port of Kousadasi in Turkey.
Visitors will find a large and mountainous island with public transport regular and efficient but only serving the most popular resorts. A car or bike is a must for those looking to explore the whole island.
Samos has a wide range of accommodation. The bigger holiday hotels are found on the south coast around Pythagorion but there are plenty of rooms and self-catering studios in all the main resorts.
Updated for 2016