In a bid to attract more tourists, the Greek state has made the visa granting process much easier and less expensive in the past few months. According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukrainian tourists are now allowed to visit five Greek islands (Samos included) without being provided with Schengen visas by September 8.
Ukrainian News website reported that Ukrainians will have the chance to leave some Turkish harbors and stay on Greek Chios, Kos, Lesvos, Rhodes and Samos islands for 15 days.
The tourists will have to buy their tickets for the ferry or book a hotel on the islands by contacting to any travel agency. Within a day, they must submit a copy of their passports, a photo and a completed visa application form at the travel agencies. Then, the tour agents will send them via email to the Hellenic Immigration Service.
The visa fee that Ukranians will be asked to pay upon their arrival on the Greek islands is 35 euros.