Volunteer Transport and Accommodation Information
Ferries arrive on the island throughout the week. The ferry schedule changes based on season and tickets can be reserved online from Athens to Samos. The ferry terminal is on the outskirts of Vathi and taxi service can be arranged from the port for about 5 EUR.
Flights to Samos
Samos airport is approximately 15km from Vathy and a taxi from the airport into town will cost around 25 EUR. There is a small taxi rank outside the airport. Alternatively, you can come by bus (1.80 EUR). The bus stop is very close to the airport arrivals hall.
Unfortunately, we cannot arrange to personally meet and pick-up volunteers when they arrive.
Still I Rise offers affordable housing in our Team House. Still I Rise volunteers may share this dormitory-style accommodation. If you are interested in this, contact after your volunteering dates are confirmed.
Alternatively, if you are looking to find long term accommodation, we recommend reserving a hotel for the first few nights and searching further when you arrive. There are many private apartments and studios, which are not advertised online and can easily be found when you are on the island. The average hotel in Samos is about 25-30 EUR per night.
Volunteers usually fundraise to support their stay and personal expenses in Samos. You can do so through crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, CrowdRise, YouCaring or Generosity. Please note all these sites charge an administration fee. Donations can also be received through a PayPal account, for which no fee is charged.
Shared housing typically costs about 150 EUR per month. With a small budget for food and expenses, most volunteers can manage on 300 EUR per month.