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The island of Samos is among the more mountainous and forested of the Aegean isles. Its wild beauty is evident as you approach the island from the air. The steep mountains descending into the deep ravine are covered with cypresses. It is ideal for trekking and mountain biking. Reserve car hire in Samos in advance on travel and gain the freedom to explore this beautiful place. We offer the cheapest deals online, so book today!
Mountains and forests can be seen along the north coast of the island, which rise directly from the water's edge. A great place to visit here is Platanakia. This area is steeped in streams, forested valleys, and stunning scenes of mountain villages.
Take a trip to the ports of Vathi, located along the northeast coast and Karlovassi located along the northwest. These are the two main ports and largest towns on the island of Samos. Take a stroll along the steep streets of Vathi’s old town. There's also a museum in Vathi for those with the love for sculptures.
The south coast of the island near the resort town of Pithagorio has some decent beaches though Micro Seitani and Megalo Seitani in the north are considered the best. The north coast offers good hiking and biking trails as well. Afterwards, if you are looking for nightlife or a good meal, Vathi, Karlovassi and Pithagorio all have good options.
Some of the mountain villages on the island are lovely and can be reached by car. If you are interested in an escape from the sometimes-hectic seaside, try Manolates or Vourliotes. Both are quiet and hospitable.
Both Olympic Airways and Avionic Airways offer daily frights between Samos and Athens. Athens has connecting to flights to cities around the world.
Since Samos is a small island in the Aegean Sea, the only two ways to arrive are by sea or by air. There are at least three daily flights between Athens and Samos all year round, and five in the summer. The airport on Samos is three kilometres from Pithagorio, on the road to Ireon. From the airport, it’s easy to take a taxi to your hotel, and a ride to Samos (Vathi) costs about €14.
The boat trip from the main Greek port of Piraeus (near Athens) can be a very romantic trip. However, the boats move slowly, so the journey may take many hours. Thus, many holidaymakers choose the swifter alternative of arriving by plane. If you choose to arrive by boat, there are three ports on Samos. The principal one is at Samos (Vathi), but there are others at Karlovassi and Pithagorio, so be careful that you do not get off at the wrong port.
There are daily boats (sometimes two) from Piraeus to Karlovassi and Samos. There are also ferries every day or every second day from Samos to Mykonos, and another service three times a week from Samos to Hios via Karlovassi. There is also a weekly service connecting Samos with Rhodes, Lesvos and Alexandoupoli. In summer, ferries run to Kavala on the Macedonian coast, and hydrofoils operate to the Dodecanese Islands.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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