Samos is an island located in the central part of the Aegean Sea, just 1200 meters from the coast of Asia Minor. Thus, it is really easy to visit Turkey and Asia Minor on the eastern side of the island, located just by the narrow Eptastadio channel. But besides Turkey, there are also numerous stunning Greek islands near Samos, which are easily accessible to all the tourists who would fancy a day trip to one of these interesting places.
EXCURSIONS FROM SAMOS TO KUSADASI
Boat trip to Kusadasi has been on the tour menu since 1977. This trip typically can last all day, so it is necessary to get up early. Ships go to Kusadasi each day from various locations in Samos island, according to a somewhat regular schedule:
–Departure from Samos to Kusadasi, in the period from 1 April to 31 October, Wednesdays and Fridays, is at 9 am from Pythagorion while other days from Vathy Port at the same time. The ticket price in one direction is about 40 euros while the price of a return ticket is around 60 euros. Insurance, fuel surcharge, fees for services are included in the price. Children of age 6-12 years have a 50% discount while children of age 0-5 can ride for free.
–Departure from Kusadasi to Samos, in the period from 1 April to 31 October, Wednesdays and Fridays, the boat arrives at Pythagorion at 5 pm, while other days the boat goes to Port Vathy at the same time. The ticket price in one direction is about 40 euros while the price of a return ticket around 60 euros. Insurance, fuel surcharge, fees for services are included in the price. Children of age 6-12 have a 50% discount while children age 0-5 can ride for free.
There are also some additional departures to Kusadasi, the following periods:
– Departure for Kusadasi in the period from 1 July to 15 October, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays boat leaves at 20h from Pythagorion to Kusadasi.
-Back from Kusadasi to Samos in the period from 1 July to 15 October, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 pm.
Price of the ticket to Kusadasi during this period it the same 40 euros with the return ticket costing 60 euros.
EXCURSIONS FROM SAMOS TO NEARBY ISLANDS & OTHER LOCATIONS
Excursions from Samos to nearby islands can be equally interesting, and most convenient way to go about this is probably to do it by boat. Some of the most interesting island excursions include:
–excursions to the island of Patmos
Isle of Patmos can be reached only by boat or helicopter because there is no airport. Boats go often, but it would be best to buy the ticket a day or two before the trip because they are in great demand and boats get really crowded.
–excursions to the ancient city of Ephesus
Ephesus is an ancient Greek city in today’s Turkey. It shows the splendor of the ancient Greek civilization, with stunning ruins that are best explored with an experienced guide. If you choose an excursion to Ephesus, you can typically visit Kusadasi as well.
–excursions to a nearby beach of Samiopoula
This beautiful island beach can most easily be reached by boat from the port of Pythagorion. There are many boat owners that offer day trips, so it is best to check in the harbor which boats are going out on that day. You can also purchase a ticket on the spot and can check what else may be included in the ticket price.
–excursions to the island of Agathonissi
Agathonissi is a small island, about an hour’s ferry ride from Samos. It is a fairly quiet and peaceful island, without many hotels and services. If you want to come to this island that is only possible by a boat that has a service once a week, offering a wonderful whole day excursion to this magnificent island.