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The ruins of the sanctuary of Heraion
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Pythagorion, one of the charming villages of Samos
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Find out everything about your holidays in Samos on our travel guide! Samos is one of the Greek islands standing out for its stunning beaches and beautiful natural landscape. It is a great destination for holidays in nature!
The island’s capital is Vathi, but a drive along the coastline will get you to many picturesque seaside villages, such as Kokkari, Pythagorion, Karlovassi, and Heraion. As for Samos beaches, they boast an exotic landscape. Tsamadou, Agios Konstantinos, Potokaki and Lemonakia are some of the top beaches in Samos. Thanks to its large size, Samos Greece has a wide variety of beaches, both secluded and organized! There are some naturist beaches, too.
Samos is also a perfect base for quick getaways! For those who are in the mood for a quick trip, there is a daily ferry connection between Samos and Kusadasi in Turkey.
Samos will steal your breath, that’s for sure! Find out how to get there and some amazing photos!!
Samos is not only one of the most popular, but also one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. This gem of the Eastern Aegean stands out for its lush green natural setting, quaint fishing villages, and stunning beaches. Given that Samos island sits very close to the Turkish coasts, there are daily ferries to Kusadasi in Turkey. What’s more, holidays in Samos is a great opportunity for island hopping to the nearby islands of Ikaria and Fourni.
The coastal line of Samos is fringed with many beautiful beaches, such as Tsamadou, Tsabou, Psili Ammos and Agios Konstantinos. If you manage to peel yourself away from the beautiful Samos beaches, you should go sightseeing. There are many archaeological monuments and sites from several historical periods all around the island. According to the myth, Samos was the island of the ancient Greek goddess Hera. That’s why locals constructed a large sanctuary, the Heraion, in her honor. Close to the Heraion, there’s the Tunnel of Eupalinus, which used to be the aqueduct of Ancient Samos and among the greatest technological achievements of its time.
For those who love exploration, there are even more places to discover in Samos. One of them is the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani above Pythagorion. There, you’ll find a mysterious cave church, where the holy icon of the Virgin Mary was allegedly found. Those who prefer trekking will be happy to know that many hiking paths are crossing the island!
Samos island makes a perfect destination for adventurous holidays in nature!
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Samos island can be reached by ferry from the port of Piraeus, in Athens. It can also be reached by plane (International airport).
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