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PYTHAGORION
Pythagorio

Built on the ruins of the ancient city of Samos during the time of Polycrates, it condenses more than twenty - six centuries .... more ...


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I return to Samos Island (staying in Pythagorion) every summer. The place is like a magnet-- clean with fantastic pebble beaches. Last summer I went for two weeks, visiting one or two different beaches each day. Incredible!!!!...
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Samos. An island with unique natural beauties. It is situated in East Aegean Sea, right across the shores of Minor Asia. An channel of 1200m (7 stadia in the ancient Greek measure of length) separates the two of them. North of Samos is the peninsula of Erythrea, northwest of it "myrovolos" Chios, while west and southwest of the island we meet Ikaria and the island complex of Fourni. South of Samos are located Dodecanese islands, Agathonisi, Arki and Patmos are the closest to it.

It is an island with green mountains, endless vineyards, which produce the famous samiotiko wine, and lacy shores. Samos is a relatively big island. It is a hilly island of 475 sq. km extend. It has two mountains, the wild and rocky Kerki of 1443m height and the verdant Ambelos or Karvouni of 1160m height.

Samo's ground is rather fertile and in combination to the temperate climate - cool summer and warm winter - creates the ideal conditions for the cultivation of olive groves. It is not accidental that Samos' wine is renowned from ancient times for its fine taste. Even today, wine remains the main product of Samos. Sun is shining all over the island for more than a semester, during summer season, when clouds are rare in the sky.

Samos is an island with age-long history. According to mythology, in this Aegean island, in the banks of river Imvrassos, goddess Hera was born. Today, in this location visitors can see the remains of a temple dedicated to her. It is an imposing building, one of the biggest and most important of its era.

One of the most famous philosophers and mathematicians of ancient times, Pythagoras, lived in Samos. The astronomer Aristarchos and philosopher Epikouros also came from this Aegean island.

During ancient times, Samos was an important cultural center. As it seems from the findings, in the island flourished an important civilization during the tyranny of Polykrates, around 550 BC. It was the time when Samos was the first naval Aegean force and the center of Ionic civilization. It was then that the famous temple of Hera and Efpalinio Orygma, the ancient aqueduct, were built.

Samos' tourist infrastructures satisfy all demands. Wonderful beaches. modern hotel units, luxurious rooms- to-let complexes in Vathi, Karlovasi, Kokkari, Pythagorio, as and all around the island, create the best conditions in order to have an unforgettable holiday. As for entertainment, options vary and, in combination to the culture of the island, leave visitors with a sweet taste.

The good road system improves transportation and exploratory attitude...

PYTHAGORIO
Built on the ruins of the ancient city of Samos during the time of Polycrates, it condenses more than twenty - six centuries of Greek history. It is the main to

Built on the ruins of the ancient city of Samos during the time of Polycrates, it condenses more than twenty - six centuries of Greek history. It is the main to more ...


TOP HOTELS
1 - SAMOS SUN
2 - GAGOU BEACH HOTEL
3 - SAMOS PARADISE HOTEL
4 - ANASTASIA VILLAGE HOTEL APARTMENTS
5 - ELECTRA APARTMENTS AND STUDIOS
6 - ARION HOTEL
7 - KALIDON PALACE
8 - KALIDON HOTEL
9 - HOTEL HERA II
10 - SAMAINA HOTEL
11 - VILLA PENNY
12 - ASTRA VILLAGE HOTEL APARTMENTS
13 - KERKIS BAY HOTEL
14 - SOKRATES APARTMENTS
15 - KORALI APARTMENTS
16 - PAVLIS STUDIOS
PALEOKASTRO
PALEOKASTRO

The village of Palaiokastro is named after the ancient Cyclopean wall whose relics can be found near the chapel of Agios Tryfonas.

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VILLAGES
- VATHI - SAMOS TOWN
- KARLOVASI
- KOKKARI
- CHORA
- MARATHOKAMPOS
- MYTILINIOI
- PLATANOS
- STAVRINIDES
- AMBELOS
- DRAKAIOI
- HYDROUSSA
- KALLITHEA
- KONTAIIKA
- KOUMARADAIOI
- KOUMEIKA
- MANOLATES
- MESOGEIA
- MYLOI
- NEOCHORI
- PAGONDAS
- PALEOCHORI
- PALEOKASTRO
- PANDROSO
- PYRGOS
- SPATHAREOI
- ORMOS MARATHOKAMPOS
- AGIOS SOSTIS
CHRISSI AMMOS
CHRISSI AMMOS

Chrissi Ammos (golden sand in Greek) is fine sandy small beach (about 300 meters long) at the south west part of Samos between Kambos and Limnionas. A... more ...


BEACHES
- VATHI - SAMOS TOWN
- KERVELI
- GAGOU BEACH
- LEMONAKIA
- TSAMADOU
- PSILI AMMOS
- MARATHOKAMPOS
- AVLAKIA
- AGIOS KONSTANTINOS
- CHRISSI AMMOS
- LIMIONAS
- MAKRIA POUNTA
- MEGALO SEITANI
- KAMBOS
- KLIMA
- POSEIDONIO
- KOUMAIKOS BAY
- MIKRO SEITANI
- MOURTIA
- PLAKA
- POTAMI
- POTOKAKI
- AGIOS IOANNIS
- TSAMBOU
- VARSAMO
- ORMOS MARATHOKAMPOS
SPILIANI
SPILIANI

A little to the northwest of Pythagorion inside a big cave you can find a monastery devoted to the presentation of the Virgin Mary. It is the Monaster... more ...


WORTH SEEING
- VATHI - SAMOS TOWN
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
- HERAION OF SAMOS
- EFPALINEAN TUNNEL
- FOLKLORE MUSEUM
- AEGEAN MUSEUM
- LYKOURGOS CASTLE
- THERMES
- MEGALI PANAGIA
- PROFITIS ILIAS
- SPILIANI
- AGIA ZONI
- TIMIOS STAVROS
- AIRPORT
PLAKA
PLAKA

Plaka is a small seaside settlement with a small rocky beach at the west part of Samos in the area of Paleohori, Kalithea and Varsamo (Katavasi beach)... more ...


TOPICS
- HISTORY
- MONASTERIES
- WILDLIFE
- LOCAL PRODUCTS
- ACTIVITIES
- Metamorphosis church
- Samos during the Antiquity
- The philosopher Pythagoras
- Turkish occupation
- Hera and other Gods
- Panagia Sarantaskaliotissa
- 1st Persian War
- Evangelistria of Kerkis or St Vasilios church
- Samos today
- History of Samos
- Megali Panagia monastery
- Classic era
- Byzantine period
- Ancient Samos personalities
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