Samos Airport car hire offers – cheap car rentals for Greece holidays
The island of Samos is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece.
Samos is situated in the eastern Aegean Sea, in a short distance from the Turkish coast of Asia Minor. The closest Greek neighbours of Samos are the islands of Chios and Ikaria of the Eastern Aegean Islands, as well as Patmos and Agathonisi of the Dodecanese group.
Samos is served by an international airport, offering a wide selection of international routes in the summer season and year-round domestic connections.
Samos Airport – SMI is located in the southeastern part of the island, near the town of Pythagorion, in approximately 8 miles distance from Samos Town, also known as Vathy.
See map of Samos Island.
Fly to Samos – Samos Airport airlines and destination
Seasonal and charter flights to Samos Airport are available from several European airports, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Copenhagen, Brussels and Vienna.
The most prominent airlines at Samos Airport are Air Berlin, Niki, Transavia, Thomson Airways and the Greek carrier Olympic Air.
From the UK, you can fly to Samos from London-Gatwick with Thomson Airways and Small Planet Airlines.
During all year Samos Airport operates domestic flights to and from Athens, Thessaloniki in Greece mainland, as well as connections to other Greek islands, Chios, Mytilene and Rhodes.
Explore Samos in a hire car - Samos Airport car rental options
Samos is one of the biggest Greek islands, measuring approx. 27 miles / 43 km west to east and around 8 miles / 13 km north to south.
Apart from the considerable size, also the attractions awaiting tourists in Samos are plentiful, ranging from ancient history monuments to a great variety of turquoise-watered beaches. Unlike on many other Greek islands, the natural beauty of Samos extends beyond the stunning coastline to the inner part of the island, where the lush green landscapes will be a delight to any curious traveller.
If you wish to make the most of your visit to Samos, car hire is an excellent and inexpensive way to explore the many wonders the island have to offer.
At Samos Airport cheap car hire is available from the airport-based rent a car companies, as well as from off-site providers who deliver rental cars to the airport upon the client’s arrival.
Among Samos Airport car hire companies are the internationally known brands, such as Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, Avis Rent a Car, Alamo and the local Greek rental car providers Auto Union and Pangosmio Rent a Car.
Samos Airport car rental deals – compare offers with Cartrawler
The prices of Samos Airport car hire vary a lot throughout the year.
Internet search engines of car hire offers, such as Cartrawler, prove to be useful tools in comparing prices from different car rental providers and at different times of the year in any destination of your choice.
In the summer months the cheapest rental cars at Samos Airport can be found with prices starting from around £120 for a week of Samos car hire of a small city car, such as Hyundai Getz, Citroen C1 or similar. For only a little more, bigger and more comfortable cars of the economy class, such as VW Polo, Seat Ibiza or similar are available to rent in Samos, with prices starting at around £ 140 for a 7 days rental period.
In early spring, when the influx of the tourists to the island is still limited to the domestic connections and visitors arriving by the sea, prices of rental cars at Samos Airport decrease considerably. The same economy class vehicle, VW Polo (or similar) will frequently have prices from approx. £80 for a week of Samos Airport car hire.
See Samos Island climate chart.
Distances from Samos Airport
Find below approximate road distances from Samos Airport to the most popular tourist locations on the island:
- distance Samos Airport – Pythagorion: 1.8 miles/3 km
- distance Samos Airport – Vathi (Samos Town): 8 miles/14 km
- distance Samos Airport – Karlovasi: 22 miles/36 km
- distance Samos Airport – Kokkari (Tsamadou Beach): 13 miles/22 km
- distance Samos Airport – Kambos: 22 miles/36 km
- distance Samos Airport – Marathocampos: 21 miles/35 km
- distance Samos Airport – Oros Kerkis: 27 miles/45 km