Sami used to be a dusty dock for ferries, but now it is a proper port. A ferry to Ithaca, Poros and Argostoli departs from the main quay outside the harbour. A disadvantage is that when the ferry moors, the water becomes a bit rough, even at night. When sitting at one of the many cafés along the quay you can see the village of Uefimia to the left and the mountain of Ithaca to the right.
The town has several restaurants, shops, a bank with ATM and a post office. From Sami you can travel to Melisana or Dolgati. A walk along the beach (approx. 3 km) takes you to Lake Karaomilos, famous for its paddle wheel. Along the walking path you will find plenty of restaurants. 500 metres further you will reach Lake Melisana (Nymph cave). On the outskirts of the town lie ruins of a Roman bathhouse with a mosaic floor. Not much has been preserved of the old Sami on the hills, except for the old city wall and tower. You can also take a walk to the Agillion church (approx. 1 hour), with a still partly intact bell tower.
Sami is located in the southeast of Kefalonia. Once you arrive in the bay of Sami, the town can be easily recognised. It lies in the furthest southeast corner of the bay.