and Accomodation Information
The 10th Panhellenic Logic Symposium will take place in the Multimedia
Amphitheater of the University of Aegean, located in the basement of
the building of Provatari.
How to get to Samos
There are daily flights from Athens airport(55 minutes) and
Thessaloniki airport(65 minutes)
and Astra Airlines.
You can also fly into Samos from other Greek islands such as
Chios, Rhodes, Mytilini, Heraklion or Limnos with
and many other Airlines.
You can visit www.europe-airports.com
to find useful arrival and departure information. From May till October
charter airlines fly directly to Samos from several European airports.
Air Berlin flies from many airports in Germany and from Austria and
Switzerland; Jetairfly flies from Belgium; SmartWings flies from Czech
Republic; Transavia flies from the Netherlands; Thomson Airways flies
from the UK.
For more information have a look at
and many other search engines to find cheap flights.
There also are several international airports in Turkey near
Samos, like Izmir Airport and Bodrum Airport, that
are flown to by low cost airlines.
The principal port of Samos is at Vathi, also called Samos. The other
two ports are Karlovassi
and Pythagoreion. Ferries from Piraeus and the
Cyclades usually stop at both Vathi and Karlovass
overnight ferry, the
and Vathy from
from Piraeus (stopping at
Syros, Mykonos and Ikaria). Hydrofoils to the Dodecanese
islands depart regularly from Vathi and Pythagorion. Samos is also
connected with all the islands of the North Aegean and the Dodecanese
islands once a week through the shipping route from Alexandroupoli to
Rhodes. Finally, Samos is connected on a daily basis more or less
throughout the year with the port of Kusadasi in Turkey with two Greek
and two Turkish boats. The trip takes two hours and costs 35 euros
Ferries depart at 8:30AM and 5:30PM. In low season, one ferry only
departing Kusadasi at 8:30AM and returning from Samos at 4:30PM.
FERRY-BOAT SERVICES on June 2015 (Nisos Mykonos, Nisos Rodos or Ariadne ferries of
Kavala and Chios to Karlovassi(Nisos Mykonos)
Departure: June 6, 21.30 hours and June 13, 21.30 hours
Arrival: Next day 13.30 hours
Vathy (the capital of Samos) to Chios and Kavala
Departure: June 15, 23.30 hours(Nisos Rodos) and June 20, 17.30(Ariadne)
Arrival: Next Day
Piraeus to Karlovassi
Departure: June 9, 20.00 hours(Blue Star 1), and June 12(Nisos Mykonos), 16.00 hours
Arrival: early morning on the following day
Karlovassi to Piraeus(Nisos Mykonos)
Departure: June 14 , 15 and June 17, 18.30 hours
Arrival: early morning on the following day
If you would like to come with your car to Samos Island, you have to
choose as point of departure one of Piraeus, Kavala or Chios ports. In
case you take the boat from Tsesme port (Turkey) to Chios port (Greece)
you have to stay one night (June 6 or June 13) at Chios Island and then
get on "Myconos" ferry-boat on the next day (June 7 or June 14
respectively) to come to Karlovassi (Samos). The ship departs at 9.50
a.m from Chios. You can travel back to Chios island at June 15 or June 20 from
Vathy, Samos, but maybe you have to stay again one night in Chios if
you plan to take the ferry back to Turkey (early next morning). From
Chios to Tsesme and reversely there are many boats and catamarans every
day. The port of Kusadasi (Turkey) is very near to Samos and there are
many departures in both diirections every day but in this case you have
to leave your car at the port of Kusadasi.
How to get to the venue
From the airport:
Take a taxi to
Karlovassi, the fare is about 50 euros.
organizers will try to provide free transportation for participants
the beginning and after the end of the symposium. Please check
Take a taxi or the
intercity coach to Karlovassi. The coach fare costs under 17
euros. Information on the exact hours of service between Vathi and
Karlovassi will be announced later. Please check regularly for updates.
you travel to Samos by boat, check whether you can get off at
Karlovassi. Distances from the port of Karlovassi to hotels are small,
taking a taxi will cost about 5 euros (the cost will be higher only if
you carry a lot of luggage).
The following is an incomplete list of hotels recommended by the
organizers (in random order):
Amanda Hotel (city center), Samaina Inn
Hotel (by the sea), Anema (by the sea), Merope Hotel (city center),
Samaina Port Hotel (at the port), Aegeon Hotel (city
organizers will try to achieve special prices for
the PLS participants. For more information please visit the hotels
page(click on the word hotels to redirect).
Below you can find Google maps of the city of Karlovassi and the island
Samos: A beauty revealed
The island of Pythagoras offers visitors the opportunity to discover
little-known corners of heaven on earth.
Towns & villages
The seafront of Vathi, the island's capital town, is ideal for a
relaxing afternoon stroll, and the streets of the 16th-century Old Town
(Ano Vathi) take visitors back in time. In the early 20th century,
Karlovasi, the second largest town of the island, was one of the
biggest industrial centers of the Aegean. The ruins of the tannery
buildings near the beach witness the glorious past.
The villages of Pythagorion and Kokkari have quite a cosmopolitan
ambience, while the smaller ones - Pyrgos, Lekka, Kastania, Platanos,
Pagontas and Spatharaio - offer peace and quiet and have
unchanged for centuries. Near Pythagorion, the Heraion (the temple of
goddess Hera) was one of the biggest temples in ancient Greece.
Visitors to the island's archaeological museums of Pythagorion and
Vathi can admire ancient figurines, impressive ceramic and bronze
objects, and the famous colossal statue, Kouros.
Where to swim
Samos has beaches with amenities, such as Tsamadou, Tsabou, Lemonakia,
Potokaki and Psili Ammos as well as wild beaches, including Mikro
(small) and Megalo (large) Seitani near Karlovasi, where visitors might
catch a glimpse of Mediterranean monk seals, who still live nearby.
Where to eat and drink
Tuck into home-made food at Dionysos restaurant and Megalo Kafene
taverna in Karlovasi. Chrysopetro at Marathokampos serves fine
Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy traditional dishes at Nenedes taverna in
Ampelos. In Ano Vathi, you'll find Ourania Michelli's exceptional
restaurant. Esperos Light on Mpalos beach serves coffee, cocktails,
beers and grilled meat. Make sure you try the island's famous wines.
According to myth, it was Dionysos himself who taught Samians the art
of wine-making. Visitors of the
Samos Wine Museum
can learn about and try the
Samos countryside combines beautiful Christian monasteries with
breathtaking scenic diversity: shady oaks, pine trees that almost reach
the sky, flowers, therapeutic herbs, olive groves, and vineyards. You
should visit the waterfalls at Potami, outside Karlovasi, in a
fairy-tale setting, and hike on the wild Kakoperato canyon ('bad
passage' canyon) west of Karlovasi. You can stoop through the Efpalinio
orygma (the tunnel of Eupalinos), built in the 6th century BC to serve
as an aquaduct, or explore the cave of Pythagoras near Kampos
(Pythagoras is said to have taken shelter in the cave, after he had an
argument with the tyrant Polykratis, quite a long time ago). You can
also find one of the last traditional shipyards at Agios Isidoros