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combining Samos and Lesvos

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combining Samos and Lesvos

After recent holidays in Petra Lesvos and Marthakampos, Samos we are considering trying to combine both Islands. We would be grateful for any advice on ferries and flights from the Uk?

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1. Re: combining Samos and Lesvos

hi,it's too early for next year's ferry schedules but keep checking this site..

openseas.gr/openseas-webapp-war/index.html

you can also search for this summer's schedules to see what they were like..they are usually the same,but you ahve to wait until they are out to be sure,.

for flights,i suppose it depends on what you choose,package, or diy..google a bit and see what's there for your local airport..it also may be too soon for next year

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2. Re: combining Samos and Lesvos

You can also fly between the two Islands with Sky Express.

Www.skyexpress.gr

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3. Re: combining Samos and Lesvos

Sky Express, the planes are very small, so book early. There are no direct ferries from Samos to Lesvos, you have to take a very roundabout route. Don't expect much to change until next year.

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4. Re: combining Samos and Lesvos

Many thanks for the assistance.

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5. Re: combining Samos and Lesvos

Very easy to do.Fly via Athens with Aegean to Samos.

Then there are generally 3 ferry links between the islands in summer months. The timetables have been almost the same the last 8-10 years . The most reliable is the Sunday morning 9am boat from Vathi which gets to Mytilini in the late afternoon.( It arrives in Vathi the night before, so even if delayed it still tends to leave on time on Sunday) The other two leave Samos on Tues and Thurs, generally late pm/evening.

If you're in Marathokampos, then the Thurs ferry has often gone from Karlovassi which is more convenient.

Then Fly back to the UK from Lesvos via Athens.

If you want to do it the other way, the ferry leaves Mytilini on Sat, and then maybe Mon/Thurs??not sure..(always done it the other way!) The ferries are cheap, and very relaxing.

There used to be one flight a week on a Saturday from Samos to Lesvos, but it had only 32 seats and was govt supported, so now imagine you have to go via Athens!

Hope that helps. If you have an extra couple of days, get off in Chios too!!

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