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There are 3 ways to get from Cape Town to Samos by plane, ferry or bus

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Fly to Samos

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Samos (SMI)

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Fly to Bodrum, bus, ferry

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Bodrum (BJV)
  2. Take the bus from Milas to Soke
  3. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy

Fly to Izmir, ferry

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Izmir (ADB)
  2. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
South Africa → Greece
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International entry into Greece from South Africa

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of South Africa
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Greece with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Greece from South Africa

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from South Africa
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Greece

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Considerations leaving from South Africa

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Greece from South Africa is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Samos is 210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Samos is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Samos is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to South Africa from Greece.

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Last updated: 22 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Samos is to fly and ferry which costs R 5 500 - R 17 000 and takes 20h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Samos is to fly and ferry which costs R 5 500 - R 17 000 and takes 20h 6m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Samos is 8020 km.

It takes approximately 20h 56m to get from Cape Town to Samos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Samos Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 50m and has one stopover.

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Condor Flugdienst, Smartwings, Sky Express and five other airlines offer flights from Capetown Airport to Samos Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Samos. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 303.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Samos.
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  • Distance: 8019.8 km
  • Duration: 20h 56m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Samos, Greece?

Ethiopian Airlines, Olympic Air and nine other airlines fly from Cape Town to Samos 5 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Capetown to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €850
Flights from Capetown to Izmir via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€310 - €900
Flights from Capetown to Izmir via Istanbul, Ercan
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €900
Flights from Capetown to Bodrum via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€290 - €800
Flights from Capetown to Bodrum via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€300 - €850
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Izmir via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€350 - €950
Flights from Capetown to Bodrum via Doha
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €900
Flights from Capetown to Bodrum via Johannesburg, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €900
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Capetown to Samos via Addis Ababa, Athens
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€380 - €900
Flights from Capetown to Samos via Munich, Athens
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €1200
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Capetown to Samos via Doha, Athens
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1000
Flights from Capetown to Samos via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€320 - €900
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Capetown to Samos via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€440 - €1200
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Capetown to Samos via Munich, Prague
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€430 - €1200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Bodrum via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€420 - €1100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Capetown to Bodrum via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€410 - €1200
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Milas to Soke
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
MetroTurizm
Ferry operators
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€0 - €25
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult
€25
Child
€13
Infant
€0
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Schedules at
meandertravel.com

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