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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...

SAMOS VIEW
Samos view from the sea as the boat approaches the port of Vathi.

Samos view from the sea as the boat approaches the port of Vathi. 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
KONTAIIKA
KONTAIIKA

Kontaiika village is located to the northeast of Hydroussa. It is said that its first settler was the shepherd K. Kontos after whom it was named. Even... more ...


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
MIKRO SEITANI
MIKRO SEITANI

Mikro Seitani is a unique small beach of extraordinary beauty between Megalo Seitani and Potami beach, next to the temple of Metamorfosi.... 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
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The Archeological museum consists of two buildings. The 'Paschaleio' Archive, where miniatures and ceramics found in Heraion are exposed, and t... 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
AGIOS IOANNIS
AGIOS IOANNIS

A magnificent beach in a small bay at the south west edge of Samos in the area of the homonymous monastery of Agios Ioannis the Eleimonos.... more ...


TOPICS
- HISTORY
- MONASTERIES
- WILDLIFE
- LOCAL PRODUCTS
- ACTIVITIES
- History of the name Samos
- Hellenistic period
- Vrodiani monastery
- Profitis Ilias monastery
- The myth of Agaios
- Panagia Sarantaskaliotissa
- Spiliani Monastery
- Evangelistria of Kerkis or St Vasilios church
- Byzantine period
- The Peloponnesian Wars
- Samos union with Greece 1912-1914
- Hera and other Gods
- Samos today
- Ottoman period
Samos Town Vathi Pithagorio Kokkari Karlovasi