One of the most popular islands of Greece, Samos distinguishes for the fabulous beaches and the lush greenery. Although Vathi is the capital town, tourism is spread in many beautiful seaside places around the coastline, mostly Kokkari, Pythagorion, Karlovassi and Heraion. Tsamadou, Agios Konstantinos, Potokaki and Lemonakia are amazing beaches with exotic water, but due to its large size, Samos island has many lovely beaches, either organized or totally secluded. Few naturist beaches can also be found. Samos Greece is also famous for the tasty wine that is produced there since the ancient times. In summer, there is daily connection between the island and the cosmopolitan resort of Kusadasi in Turkey.
One of the most popular Greek islands, this is a true gem with lush green nature, fishing villages and wonderful beaches. Samos Greece belongs to the complex of Eastern Aegean. Holidays in Samos can be combined with other islands, like Ikaria or Fourni.
Have a look on our travel guide about Samos island and find out the most beautiful beaches, villages, museums, churches and sights to see. Also check our lovely photos, 360 pictures, videos and maps to get a better understanding of the location.
The island of Samos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Eastern Aegean islands group. Sightseeings in Samos island are plenty and date from all historical periods. According to the myth, this was the island of goddess Hera, which is why the locals constructed a large sanctuary to her honor, the Heraion. This sanctuary can be visited today. In close distance to Heraion, there is the Tunnel of Eupalinus, the aqueduct of Ancient Samos and among the greatest technological achievements of that era.
Very interesting to visit during your Samos holidays is also the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani above Pythagorion, with a cave church where the icon of Virgin Mary was found. If you enjoy trekking, you will love the island due to the many trekking paths of the inland passing through villages and places of natural beauty. After a long day at the beaches of Samos, enjoy local dishes at the many seaside restaurants.
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Even though accommodation in Samos island is spread in various spots on the island, many venues are concentrated in the coastal villages of Kokkari, Pythagorion, Karlovassi, Vathy and Marathokampos. Accommodation in these areas is varied, ranging from stone-built hotels, traditional studios and self-catering apartments to large resorts with swimming pools and spa therapies. Many seaside accommodation for your Samos holidays can also be found along the beaches, only few steps from the sea.
Karlovassi is a beautiful village and one of the two ports in Samos. Many places of natural beauty and wonderful beaches are found in the region. On the slopes of the hill is the old quarter of the town.