The island of Samos has an exceptional variety in villages. There are tourist villages along the coastline, while others are more laid back and traditional. Traveling across the island, visitors can not help but notice the ancient and Medieval structures that testify to the long history of Samos.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Samos villages, you can also find information about the best beaches in Samos.
Discover our guide to 8 Samos villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Samos. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Vathy (or Samos Town) is the capital and largest port of the island. The village spreads on the slopes around the port and gives nice view to the sea.
Location: 32 km north west of Vathy
Description: Beautiful mansions and impressive greenery distinguish this small village, on the northern side of Samos. This is one of the prettiest villages on the island.
Location: 11 km south west of Vathy
Description: One of the most beautiful villages on Samos, Pythagorion gets popular in summer as a lovely tourist resort. It is built around the port and distinguishes for its traditional architecture and the beautiful waterfront.
Location: 42 km south west of Vathy Description: Marathokambos is a mountainous village, built on the slopes of a green hill. In a close distance, there is Ormos Marathokambou, a lovely port from where excursion boats to Fourni and Patmos depart.
Location: 25 km north west of Vathi
Description: With narrow alleys, stone houses and small squares, Manolates has delicious taverns and traditional cafeterias. The surrounding region is great for hiking.