Mathematical Biology on the Mediterranean Conference

September 1-14, 2019, University of the Aegean, Karlovasi, Samos, Greece


Travel Information

Samos can be reached either by plane or by ferry.

By ferry
Your trip to Samos can be with a conventional ferry boat or by high-speed depending on the day, the time and the ferry company you wish to travel with. Ferries leave from the port of Piraeus. Karlovasi is the first port of Samos, where the ferries stop. Next stop and final destination is the port of Samos (Samos town, or Vathy, is the capital town of Samos island)
If you select to visit Samos with the conventional ferry, your trip for the port of Piraeus will take about 10-12 hours while with a high-speed ferry 6.30-7.30 hours depending on how many ports the ferry will call at on the way.
Information about ferry schedules may be found at: Ferry schedules within Greece. A particular convenient connection is provided by Paleologos Lines.

By plane

There are direct charter flights to Samos from many European cities.
From Athens there are flights every day (duration: 54 minutes). For more information contact Olympic Air in Athens tel: +30 210-3550500, or visit Olympic Air.
More airlines (including European and charter ones) are listed for example at: Airlines. Some flights information is also available at the web page of the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.

If you plan a stay in Athens before or after the visit to Samos, the following web pages might be useful
Attiko Metro and the OASA (Athens Urban Transport Organization)
Athens Map
Athens Map (with some building photos)
Hotels search
Athens Metro Map and (Proastiakos) Suburban Railway map.

From the airport to Karlóvasi
The Samos International Airport "Aristarchos of Samos" is located near Pythagorion. Taxis are available outside of the Arrival Terminal of Samos International Airport.

TAXIS Telephone numbers
SAMOS: +30 22730 28404
KARLOVASI: +30 22730 30777
PYTHAGORION: +30 22730 61405

Local BUS routes