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Τhe waterfall of Karlovassi, Samos

Karlovassi (Samos) is located in the Aegean islands and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, other ports in the Aegean islands, the Cyclades and the Greek Mainland.

Currently only Blue Star Ferries operates ferries to and from Karlovassi (Samos). In the summer season, there are a total of 26 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Agios Kirikos (Ikaria) to Karlovassi (Samos) with 7 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Karlovassi (Samos) is Vathy (Samos) with a distance of just 24 kilometres - that's 15 miles or 13 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Kavala at a distance of 400 kilometres - that's about 249 miles or about 216 nautical miles.

The port of Karlovassi is located on the northern coast of the island of Samos and is the second busiest seaport on the island. The port is a medium sized port and is generally moderately busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Karlovassi (Samos) are normally available throughout the year. Karlovassi (Samos) is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Karlovassi (Samos) with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

Click Book Now and use the booking form to get the latest prices and see the real sailing dates for all ferries on to or from Karlovassi (Samos).

Karlovassi (Samos) ferry schedules

Why visit Karlovassi (Samos)?

  • If you visit in the spring or autumn a visit to the Potami Waterfalls is a must. In the summer, they may have dried up
  • Visit Karlovasi Tannery Museum
  • Swimming Mikro (small) or Big Seitani beach
  • Drink a coffee in Cafe Del Mundo

Island hopping around  Karlovassi (Samos)

Samos (Karlovassi) is one of the Aegean islands and so it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. You can easily book quick ferries to Chios, Lemnos, Οinousses and others.

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Karlovassi (Samos) port address & GPS

Karlovassi (Samos) Port
Karlovassi (Samos) Port, Karlovassi Town, 83200, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2273030888
Fax: +30 22730 80888
GPS Co-ordinates
26.6835 ° N, 37.7949 ° E

Karlovassi (Samos) port facilities

Karlovassi port is located directly in the second capital town of the island. You can find supermarkets, banks, hotels, cafes and restaurants.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Samos (Karlovassi), you can visit Wikipedia.

Getting to and from the port


By car

All three ports are easily accessible by car and well signposted.

By Taxi

Taxis should be available outside or near all ports on the island. However, in August they may be in short supply and you shouldn't rely on being able to easily find a taxi.

By Bus

Samos has a good bus network and all three ports are served by busses. The website for ktel is very informative: Busses.

Frequently asked questions for Karlovassi (Samos) ferries

Flights to Karlovassi (Samos) Samos has an airport (SMI) with domestic and some international flights in the summer from European destinations with both scheduled and charter flights. The island is also connected by air with mainland Greece through Athens and Thessaloniki and there are also flights from Chios and Rhodes. If you cannot find a direct flight flying to Athens and then taking a ferry is a very popular option. Ferries to Karlovassi (Samos) With frequent ferry connections throughout the year, ferry is the most popular way of reaching the island.
Karlovassi (Samos) is served by Blue Star Ferries which connects the island with the mainland all year round. There is also a smaller ferry company: Sea Gem which owns one boat.
Route: Piraeus (Athens) to Karlovassi (Samos): Average one-way cost per person traveling on foot in July:€49
Around all three ports you will find all the central agencies for the ferry companies. These will always be open around the time of your departure. By going to a central agency you won't pay to have your ticket printed. There will be a sign outside the door or you 'll be referred there by the agency.

If you go to a non central agency may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.

Yes. If you travel with Blue Star Ferries you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Samos (Karlovassi):

  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries
  • Choose an inside cabin If you want travel in a cabin and don't need a view, inside cabins are always cheaper.
You can travel to Samos (Karlovassi) from these mainland ports:
  • Piraeus: Runs all year. About 9 hours with a conventional ferry.
  • Kavala: Overnight trip takes about 14 hours.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
  • On conventional ferries If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box. The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
    • On fast ferries or catamarans Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or MasterCard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Karlovassi (Samos) if you travel on large ships such as those of the Blue Star Ferries company. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Karlovassi (Samos) can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Karlovassi is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.

Latest prices for Karlovassi (Samos) ferries

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Fare details
  • Booked: 25th June, 2021
  • Travel: 30th June - 9th August
  • People: One foot passenger

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