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Samos Airport

General information

Samos Airport is an international airport in eastern Greece close to the mainland of Turkey. The airport is mainly used in the sunny summer months. The capital of the island is Samos Town, consisting of Kato Vathy (lower town) and Ano Vathy (upper town). Near the airport there are places of historical interest such as Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos and Tunnel of Eupalinos (aqueduct).


Where is Samos Airport situated?

The airport is situated in the southeast of the island near Pythagoreio and southwest of Samos Town. Samos Airport is easily accessible by car from the east and west of the island.

How many terminals does Samos Airport have?

The airport has a modern and well-arranged terminal consisting of two floors. The renovated and expanded terminal of Samos Airport was put into operation in 2019. A good supermarket called Sklavenitis (closed on Sundays) is a 15-minute walk from the terminal.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Samos Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Greece.

Airport Distance
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (Turkey) 70km
Milas-Bodrum Airport (Turkey) 82km
Kos Airport 100km
Mykonos Airport 141km
Lesvos Mytilene Airport 155km
Rhodes Airport 177km
Santorini Airport 192km
Dalaman Airport (Turkey) 198km



The distance from Samos Airport to the centre of Samos Town is 16 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Samos Town.

From SMI Airport to Samos Town City centre by Car
16 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Samos Airport by public transport. Visit the Samos Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Samos Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Samos Town is about € 35.-. Book your taxi at Samos Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SMI Airport to Samos Town City centre by Taxi
16 km
25 min
€ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Samos Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Samos Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Samos Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Samos Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Samos Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Samos Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Samos Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Sky Express
  • Olympic Air
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Swiss
  • Condor


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Samos Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Doryssa Boutique, Pythagoreio

Located in Pythagoreio, 1.8 km from Potokaki beach, Doryssa Boutique provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel has a terrace and a restaurant.


Doryssa Seaside Resort, Pythagoreio

Situated in the southern part of Samos, next to the popular historical destination of Pythagorion, this superb 5-star resort offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea.


Pythais Hotel, Pythagoreio

The family-run Pythais hotel is centrally located in Pythagorio. The airport is 2 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout. The traditional stone building consists of 7 rooms with private bathroom, TV and refrigerator.

Hotels in Samos Town

Looking for the best hotels in Samos Town? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.



Situated 1.8 km from Roditses Beach, ODYSSEAS HOTEL SAMOS offers 3-star accommodation in Samos and has a bar. This 3-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Each room has a balcony with city views.


Aeolis Hotel, Samos

Only 50 metres from Vathi’s centre and 2 km from Samos’ port, the year-round Aeolis offers air-conditioned rooms with balconies. Guests enjoy 2 swimming pools, hot tub and a Greek restaurant.


Ino Village Hotel, Samos

Located in the Kalami area of Samos Town, Ino Village Hotel offers a swimming pool and restaurant, only 450 metres from the famous Gangou Beach. It features elegant, air-conditioned rooms with balcony.

Things to do

It is possible to book activities in the city and near Samos Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Enter a volcanic crater on Nisyros & experience lava rumbling beneath your feet. Stroll the streets of Mandraki & visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani.


Samos: Full-Day Guided Island Bus Tour

Discover ancient and contemporary Greece on a tour of Samos Island. Visit a traditional winery, the Temple of Hera, picturesque fishing villages, and a 15th-century monastery. Admire incredible architecture and archaeology and taste regional products.


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