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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...

KARLOVASI
An unusually planned town, it is divided into five sections: Old, New and Middle Karlovassi, the Bay and the Harbour. A stroll around the town will provide ampl

An unusually planned town, it is divided into five sections: Old, New and Middle Karlovassi, the Bay and the Harbour. A stroll around the town will provide ampl 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
MARATHOKAMPOS
MARATHOKAMPOS

Marathokambos is a charming village nestled on the slopes of mount Kerkis on the northeastern side of the island, 55 kilometres from Samos Town. A bal... 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
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
LYKOURGOS CASTLE
LYKOURGOS CASTLE

Lykourgos Logothetis was the island's leader during the revolution against the Turks. This castle lodged the headquarters of the revolution and it wa... 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
AVLAKIA
AVLAKIA

It is a small seaside settlement of about 140 inhabitants between Tsabou beach and Tsamadou beach at a distance of 16 km from Samos. It offers a lovel... more ...


TOPICS
- HISTORY
- MONASTERIES
- WILDLIFE
- LOCAL PRODUCTS
- ACTIVITIES
- Ancient Samos
- Agia Zoni monastery
- Evangelistria of Kerkis or St Vasilios church
- Byzantine period
- Samos union with Greece 1912-1914
- Timios Stavros monastery
- Panagia Sarantaskaliotissa
- Byzantine period
- 1st Persian War
- Classic era
- 2nd world war
- Profitis Ilias monastery
- Ancient Samos personalities
- Spiliani Monastery
Samos Town Vathi Pithagorio Kokkari Karlovasi