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From Athens there are plenty of direct flights every day, which take 50 minutes and cost around €50–€70 one way; Olympic has three flights a week to Samos. Two Samos flights a week connect with Thessaloniki. The Samos airport is 3 km (1 mi) from Pithagorio; taxis from the airport cost €15 to Vathi or €9 to Pithagorio.
The main port of Samos is Vathi, also known as Samos. Ferries from the Piraeus and Cyclades usually stop at both Vathi and Karlovassi (Samos' second port) and take 10–13 hours and cost €25–€35. During high season, there are usually two ferries to Pireaus, three to Chios, five to Naxos and Paxos (with transfers available to Mykonos and Santorini). There is usually two ferries a week to Patmos and one to Rhodes. For hydrofoils, there are three sailings a week to Mykonos, and three to Patmos, Naxos, and Paros. Fares range from €15 to €42. For full schedule information, see www.gtp.gr.
Samos has excellent bus service, with frequent trips, as many as eight daily, between Pythagorio, Samos town (Vathi), and Kokkari. Samos town is home to the island's main bus station (22730/27262), located at Ioannou Lekati and Kanari in central Samos towns. Fares range from €1.5 to €3. Taxis can be hailed on Plateia Pithagora.
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