Transfer to the port and departure to Samos…
The line Mykonos-Samos is one of the least certain ferry lines :
- Direct overnight ferries may be operated some days,
- On other days you will have to connect via the island of Syros
As per the day you will travel this line, we will propose you the most optimal option.
Again, depending on the above line, you may have to stay an overnight in Samos or have the possibility to cross the same day to Kusadasi, Turkey.
This island in the eastern Aegean Sea, south of Chios, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese, is off the coast of Turkey from which it is separated by the 1.6km (0.99Mi)-wide Mycale Strait.
In ancient times Samos was a particularly rich and powerful city-state. It is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of “Eupalinian aqueduct”, a marvel of ancient engineering. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean Theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun. Samian wine was well known in antiquity, and is still produced on the island.
The island was an autonomous principality from 1835 until it joined Greece in 1912.
If you will have to wait for the ferry to Kusadasi in the afternoon, you may have a few hours in Samos :
Folklore Museum :
The Folklore Museum of Samos was established by the Nikolaos Dimitriou Cultural Foundation in 1997. The museum provides an insight into the everyday life on the island until World War II. The museum features a collection of agricultural implements, including tools used in the traditional way of making cheese. In special glass cases the cycle of bread making is presented, as well as the shapes bread takes according to the needs and the symbolic meaning attributed to it by local people. Exhibits also include tools and implements used in the traditional trades of fishing, shoemaking, basket-weaving and bee-keeping. The museum’s exhibition also includes items related to the everyday life in the towns in Samos in the past, including examples of decorative needlework, clothes, hand-woven textiles, etc. Models of traditional workshops are set up in the yard of the museum, which feature trades practised in a traditional Samian village: workshop of a blacksmith, a potter, a sack maker, a carpenter, a cooper smith.
Archaeology Museum :
The Archaeological Museum of Samos is located in the town of Vathi. The museum consists of two buildings: the old building of the Museum (Paschalio Archives Centre), which was built in 1912, and the new one, built in 1987, housing works of ancient sculpture. The collections presented in the new building of the Museum, include sculpture from the Archaic period, pottery, bronze items, ivory objects, wood-carved items, clay figurines and small objects.
Overnight in Samos or Kusadasi.