Vathy town is located in the northeastern part of Samos island. The settlement is built amphitheatrically at the end of the bay from which it took its name. In Vathy you can find some of the most important sights of the island. The famous central square of Pythagoras makes a special impression, due to its marvelous marble lion, a remarkable monument which has been placed there since 1930. Also, well known is the Municipal Art Gallery, which hosts rare works by local and non artists, as well as important heirlooms of the islands history. In addition, in the archaeological museum of the town you can see findings from the excavations in Ireon and Pythagorion. What is worth visiting is the Samos wine museum, where you will learn about the history of the award winning wines, but you also have the opportunity to taste some of them. On the eastern side of Vathy is the monastery of Agia Zoni. In a beautiful location in the northeast of the town, is built the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi which offers a unique view to the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
The closest beaches of the town are Roditses and Gangou, while at a short distance you can also find the beautiful beaches of Kerveli, Psili Ammos, Posidonio and Mourtia. In Vathy is located the main port of the island, while the airport is 18 km away.
How to travel to Samos island
There are frequent direct charter flights to Samos International Airport “Aristarchus the Samian” from European and worldwide destinations during the summer period either through Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” or through Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia”.
Samos has three ports, the main port of Vathi town, the port of Karlovasi and the port of Pythagorion. Another way to reach the island of Samos is through ferry boats with frequent daily connections between Samos and Athens in the port of Piraeus, especially during the summer season. Ferries are also available from most of the North Aegean islands and the Dodecanese, Alexandroupolis, Thessaloniki, as well as from the ports of Turkey, Kusadasi and Izmir.