Samos Sights & Attractions
Samos is a large island that has something for everyone: from large beach resorts to rustic villages, forests and interesting sites. As Samos is an island with a long history, there are many sites that date from ancient times, such as the Sanctuary of Heraion and the Tunnel of Eupalinus. A very interesting site to visit in Samos is also the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, located above Pythagorion. Apart from swimming in fantastic beaches and strolling around villages, Samos is a great place for hiking. Many hiking paths cross the green forests in the center of the island, leading to waterfalls and secluded coves.
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The tradition said that in this village goddess Hera was born and grew up. This is why a sanctuary to Hera (Heraion) was constructed in the ancient times. The temple was destroyed in the 6th century BC for an unknown reason. Its renovation was never completed. Later on, the sanctuary was turned into a Christian church.
This tunnel is dried today but it used to be the aquaduct of the ancient city of Samos and one of the greatest technological achievements in the ancient times.
This tower was built in the 19th century by Lykourgos Logothetis, the leader of the Revolution of Samos against the Turks. Two Roman galleries and a beautiful church are found in the yard of the castle.
The Archaeological Museum of Vathy is located close to the port. It hosts findings from excavations on the island that date from the Prehistoric till the Hellenistic times. The most impressive exhibit is the Colossal Kouros, a man statue of 5.5 m tall.
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.
Just outside Pythagorion, on the way to the airport, there are the remains of a large Hellenistic gymnasium. In the Roman times, this gymnasium was turned into a public bath.
Since Samos is very close to the Turkish coasts, many daily tours are frequently held to Kusadasi, the Turkish town right opposite Samos.
This cave is the place where the famous mathematician Pythagoras was hiding when his political opponents were chasing after him. It is located on a steep cliff close to Marathokambos, on the western side of the island.
The Museum of Samos Wine 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.
Turned into a Museum in 2005, it displays artifacts of the defining history of Samos wine.
This Folklore Museum is housed in Doryssa Bay Hotel and depicts daily life on the island since the Second World War. It includes agricultural tools, clothes, furniture, and other exhibits.
The Monastery of Panagia Spiliani is located on top of a hill in Pythagorion. Its location offers a wonderful view of the village and the port.
Its name means "small Samos" and it can be easily accessed from the ports of Pythagorio and Ormos Marathokambou. Its beauty attracts many visitors who come to relax in the two sandy beaches.
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.
The Museum of Natural History is located in the village of Mytilini and hosts a private collection. Its exhibits include fossils from animals that lived on Samos island millions of years ago. Moreover, there is a collection of minerals and rare stones.
The Monastery of Prophet Elias was constructed in the 17th century and was renovated in the 18th century by monk Gregorios. It is located 4 km south of Karlovassi.
The beautiful church of the Transfiguration of the Christ is located right next to the Castle of Logothetis in Pythagorion. It was constructed in the 1830s by the leader of the Revolution in Samos, Lykourgos Logothetis, after a victory against the Turks.
The tannery museum is located in Karlovasi. It presents a sector which was at its highest peak from the beginning of the century until a few decades ago. The museum is housed in an old leather processing factory.