Passengers traveling by ferry to Vathi, cross over to the famous capital of the island of Samos!
Vathi, the capital of Samos, is built amphitheatrically around a horseshoe-shaped bay and is considered to be the oldest settlement of the island. Its name comes from its location which is at the depth of a large bay. Take a walk around the narrow streets of the town and gaze upon the Venetian and neoclassical buildings and the little shops filled with all kinds of goods.
Vathi has preserved many elements of its traditional architecture. When traveling to the destination Vathi you see upon entering the bay a mixture of old and new buildings. The City Hall, the prefecture and the courthouse are all found in the town. Pay a visit to the archeological museum of the town with many findings of the Archaic period. One of its most important exhibits is Kouros, a statue famous for its size, reaching about 5.5 meters. Before leaving with a ferry from Vathi walk around the streets of the old settlement, a little bit higher on the hill with its small squares and colorful houses with their flower gardens. The island is a destination suitable for family holidays, but those who are lovers of nightlife will not be disappointed either.
Vathi is inhabited by 1880 people whose main occupation is tourism and agriculture. It’s connected by ferry from the port Piraeus. Ferry routes Vathi are also available to the ports of Kavala, Syros, Evdilos, Karlovasi, Fournoi, Rhodes, Mytilini and Chios.