Small islets and wine festival

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on 03 Nov 2009

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What most people don't know about Samos is that there are many small islets nearby, easy reachable with boats. Actually there is a group of more than ten islets, between Samosand Ikaria, but among them, only two are inhabited.

We visited Fourni, as we thought it was the most populated one. The houses and shops are all gathered around the port, with small family run hotels and restaurants, most of them with fresh fish dishes.

Another islet we discovered was Samiopoula, easy reachable from the port Limanaki. In Samiopoula, there is a wonderful sandy beach, called Psalida. The beach is not that big and unfortunately it gets easily crowded in midday in August.

Samos is very famous for the sweet wine, made on the island. Don't forget to try it, it is delicious! There is also a wine festival in Vathy of Samos, lasting for 5 days. It was August when we were there, not sure about the exact dates, but I guess festivals are not hard to find in Greek islands.

During the wine festival, locals offer all varieties of the local wine, especially the famous sweet wine. Traditional music and dancing is an unseperable part of a Greek panigiri.

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