Ferry to Samothraki
During the ancient times Samothrace was known as the “Island of Great Gods”. Renowned for the celebration of the sacraments of Great Gods as well as for the famous statue “Niki tis Samothrakis" (The Winged Victory of Samothrace), the northeastern island of the Aegean Sea has been gifted with a wild scenery, wonderful landscapes and a great archaeological wealth. The imposing mountain of Saos (1,611 m high), the lagoon of Aghios Andreas, springs, waterfalls, small lakes and plane tree forests compose the natural landscape of Samothrace. Moreover, the traditional settlements (Chora being the most important), thermal springs, medieval monuments and, of course, the renowned archaeological site of Palaiopoli attract many visitors. The island extends over a surface of 184 km2, its coastline is 58 km long and it has 3,000 inhabitants. Samothrace is accessible by boat from Lavrio, Kavala and Alexandroupoli or by plane from "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens Airport.
The first inhabitants of Samothrace were the Carians and then the Thracians, who according to the archaeological findings settled in the area during the late Neolithic era and the Copper era. During the Roman occupation Samothrace was considered a sacred island. In the following centuries Samothrace was occupied by the Gatelouzoi, the Venetians and the Turks, who destroyed it in September 1821. Finally, Samothrace was liberated in October 1912.
WHAT TO SEE IN SAMOTHRAKI
Snacturary of the great Gods
The Sanctuary was dedicated to the worship and performance of the Mysteries of the Great Gods who dominated during the Greek and Roman period.
The most remarkable monuments and architectural complexes of the archeological site are:
- The Sacred Precinct
- The Sanctuary
- Arsinoi Dome
- The Propylon of Ptolemeos the Second
- The Arcade
- The Palace
- Nike Monument
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT SAMOTHRAKI
City: Palaiopoli Samothraki, Evros prefecture
Tel: 25510 – 41474
from 15th of June 2004 up to 31st of October
On foot - Samothrace
Samothrace is a lush green place with very rich vegetation. The most common trees are olive, oak, chestnut, plane and bush trees. The mount Saos or Saoki with its imposing peak, Feggari (1670 m) is a real challenge for climbers (Alpine Club of Samothrace, tel. 25510 89209). Near Loutra, in a region with dense vegetation you will find natural pools, known as Vathres. The ravishing scenery of exceptional natural beauty is composed by age-long plane trees, crystal water springs and imposing waterfalls. Furthermore, the route along Fonias stream passing through plane trees, elms and ferns is of unique beauty.
The Archeological museum of Samothraki includes findings from excavations that took place during the 20th century in the ancient town (Paleapoli). Together with the findings the museum exhibits the model of Nike of Samothrake.
The museum has the following halls:
Hall 1: Restored archeological parts of Sanctum buildings.
Hall 2: Restored architectural parts, sculptures and coins taken from the Sanctum.
Hall 3: Sculptures, miniatures and ceramics taken from the Sanctum and the ancient city.
Hall 4: Findings from necropolis.
Bank holidays: 15th of August, 28th of October: 08:30-15:00
City/Post code: 680 02 Paleopoli of Samothrake.
Tel.: 25510 - 41474
Samothraki BY FERRY
In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to travel to Samothraki as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Samothraki by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals.
Samothraki by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
There is a choice of Regular Ferries that are running frequently with stops along the way. Cars are allowed on most ferries, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
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Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to Samothraki. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of March and the rest of them by April-June each year!
SCHEDULES & PRICES FOR Samothraki
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We will connect you to the booking systems of most ferry operators and will show you:
- Direct itineraries with schedules to Samothraki
- Alternative routes to Samothraki
- Ferry prices
- Prices for Adults, children, and babies
- Prices for all vehicle sizes
- Trailer prices
- Ticket offers*
- Early booking discount*
With all these options we offer, you can be sure that you will find the best deal for the ferry ticket to Samothraki at a price that will suit your budget.
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Samothraki FERRY TICKETS
Arrange your ferry ticket in advance.
If your final destination is Samothraki do not neglect to book your ferry tickets early enough to avoid last-minute surprises! We are sure that you do not want to ruin your vacation or change your destination because you will not find an itinerary available. How could you feel to be at the departure port and not be able to board the ferry to Samothraki because it is fully booked?
On the next page, we will mention some reasons that make it necessary to book your ferry tickets to your destination in advance!
ACCOMMODATION ON THE FERRY Samothraki
Book your ideal accommodation on the ferry to Samothraki and arrive fresh and rested to your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ride to or from Samothraki port.