GUIDE TO SAMOS
For an unforgettable vacation in nature visit Samos Greece, one of the prettiest islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea. Along the island's coastline, you will discover amazing beaches, traditional villages, historic landmarks and more! It is perfect for island hopping and it is also connected to Turkey by ferry.
Find out everything about your holidays in our travel guide! Discover the top hotels & restaurants, landmarks, tours & activities, fantastic beaches, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
You can get there by plane or by ferry. The island is connected to Piraeus port in Athens but also Fourni, Lesvos, Ikaria, Chios, the Turkish port Kusadasi and more.
Samos will steal your breath, that’s for sure!
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MORE ABOUT SAMOS GREECE
Samos is one of the most beautiful islands of the Eastern Aegean region. This gem stands out for its lush green natural setting, quaint fishing villages, and stunning beaches.
Given that the island sits very close to the Turkish coasts, there are daily ferries to Kusadasi in Turkey.
What’s more, it offers an amazing opportunity for island hopping to the nearby islands of Ikaria and Fourni.
The island's coastline 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 seashores, you should go sightseeing! There are many archaeological monuments and sites from several historical periods all around the island.
According to the ancient Greek mythology, Samos was the home island of goddess Hera. That’s why the locals constructed a large sanctuary, the Heraion, in her honor.
The Tunnel of Eupalinus is located close to the Heraion. This tunnel was used as the aqueduct in ancient times and it is among the greatest technological achievements of its time.
For those who love exploration, there are even more places to discover! 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 hikking will be happy to know that many hiking paths cross the island!
Samos makes a perfect destination for adventurous holidays in nature!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Samos offers a variety of both modern and traditional hotels, some of which are located at the mountains and others very close to the beach.
You will find regular hotel rooms, apartments and studios with all comforts at mostly small sized building complexes.
Some of the most popular areas to stay are Vathy, Kokkari, Marathokambos and Pythagorion.
Some of the most popular hotels are Doryssa Seaside Resort, Naftilos Boutique and Proteas Blu Resort.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
Samos island can be reached by plane from Athens and several European cities. It can also reached by ferry from the port of Piraeus, in Athens, but the journey is very long. The island is also connected by ferry to Fourni, Lesvos, Ikaria, Chios, Kusadasi (Turkey) and more.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF SAMOS
Discover the highlights of Samos to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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A large beach with exotic waters, Tsamadou is located on the northern side of the island. Part of this beach is organized, while another part is used by naturists.
Kokkari is among the most tourist places in Samos, without losing its relaxing atmosphere and traditional style. Many accommodations and nice beaches are found in the region.
Potokaki is a lovely, pebbled beach close to Pythagorion, on the southern side of the island. It is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas and it gets very busy in summer.
Lemonakia is a crystal, pebbled beach on the northern side of the island. This place is organized and provides a good chance for a long day at the beach.
Pythagorion is a charming seaside village on the southern side of this island. Many interesting sites are found in the region, such as the temple of Heraion and the Tunnel of Eupalinus.
This collection is housed in the Town Hall of Pythagorion. It contains sculptures, inscriptions, statues and fragments of graves dating back to the Archaic and the Roman period.
Dating from the 6th century BC, this sanctuary was dedicated to goddess Hera. According to the myth, this is where Zeus and Hera had their honeymoon.
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.
Since Samos is very close to the Turkish coasts, many daily tours are frequently held to Kusadasi, the Turkish town right opposite Samos.
It is housed in a magnificent 19th-century stone building, which originally operated as a private winery and later as a warehouse and barrel-making facility.
This cave is the place where the famous mathematician Pythagoras was hiding when his political opponents were chasing after him.
Constructed in the 6th century BC, this tunnel was a great technical work of the ancient times. This was a water tunnel and its construction took only ten years.
Close to Karlovassi and Potami, there is a region of natural beauty with lush greenery, small rivers, and waterfalls. This is an ideal place to stroll around in nature.
On the hill above Pythagorion is the interesting Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, constructed on top of a cave where a miraculous icon was found.
Windsurfing can be practiced in Samos, particularly in the bay of Kokkari and in other beaches on the northern side of the island.