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Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

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Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Hello,

I am still trying to find out about getting to and from Ithaki from Athens (its harder than I thought!)

Im currently looking at booking flights - Athens to kefalonia and taxi to sami. And before I do I would like to know if there is a ferry daily from Sami to Ithaki and times.

For our return I believe the ferry leaves at 7a.m to Killini via Sami and then to Athens.

Can anyone help with any details.

thank you as always

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1. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Hi,

Not sure how up to date this link is

kefalonia-information.com/ferries/timetable/…

As to your return. I am not sure about the ferry Sami to Athens. I know that the coach (bus?) from Argostoli to Athens now only goes via Poros and no longer uses Sami.

Sorry to be no more help.

Bob

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2. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

hi,this is a good site for ferry schedules

http://www.openseas.gr/openseas/index.html

at the right of the page there is ''search for a trip'' section..if you pick from kefalonia,sami to ithaki ,pissamos and add the date you are interested in you can see there is a daily ferry at 06.15 in the morning

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3. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Thank you both I am going to call today and see if I can get a firm departing time.

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4. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Finally booked flight Athens to kefalonia after calling and speaking to someone at Sami port. They said the timetable is not out yet for July but from now there is a ferry service daily. So fingers crossed we get there.

Just wanted to know from the airport to Sami would taxi be the best way?

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5. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Taxi to Sami is only way unless you arrive in Kefalonia in time to take a taxi to Argostoli bus station to catch the 11:30 or 13:00 bus.

A taxi to Sami will cost about 50€ A taxi to Argostoli will cost about 20 €

The taxi will take about 45mins to an hour

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6. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Thanks Bob,

I think we will just take a taxi, it will be a long day until we get to kioni.

thank you once again for all your help

mrsdj

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7. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Hi again,

You will need to book a taxi from where the ferry lands at Pisa Aetos on Ithaca as there is nothing there except an office!

The alternative of course. Rent a car from the airport to return to Poros or the airport. You would have to check that the rental company is happy about you taking the car to Ithaca. Most are if they are informed first.

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8. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Thanks again,

Yes I have heard you need to book a taxi,when do you think I should book? I really dont want to drive in ithaki!! Not with those roads and driving on the other side!!!

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9. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

I'd have thought a couple of days in advance but you could get your apartment/villa/hotel owner to book one for you.

I do not know how many taxis there are on the island.

Bob

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10. Re: Ferry from Sami to Ithaki

Thanks Bob

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