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By Boat

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 €35–€49. 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 €20 to €60. For full schedule information, see www.gtp.gr.