Samos Vathy

General information

Vathy village Samos: The capital of Samos is called Samos or Vathy and is located on the north eastern part of the island, around the bay. It has a population of about 9000 inhabitants, most of whom are engaged in tourism. Vathy is built amphitheatrically on the hill slopes, overlooking the town of Samos, two settlements which are actually connected. It is one of the oldest villages of Samos displaying some old Venetian and neoclassic buildings as well as modern ones. The enchanting landscape where houses are built creates an attractive scenery.

On the other hand, Samos town is a lively place, extremely developed with many facilities, accommodations, bars and restaurants. It is the home of many neoclassical buildings that represent the traditional architecture of Samos. Some of them house the Archaeological Museum and Town Hall.

The port of Vathy is one of the three main ports of the island. Seaside taverns and cafes lie around the port and narrow streets wind uphill between the old houses with the coloured walls and well-cared gardens. Among the sightseeings of Vathy is the church of Agios Spyridon, the Byzantine Museum and the exceptional Archaeological Museum.

Hotels in Vathy

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Vathy.


Apartments Rooms3 keys

Apartments and studios Anthemis are situated in a beautiful garden only 1 km from the port and center of the capital city of Samos island. All 37 apartments and the pool area offer a great view of the sea below. Gagou beach is only 3 minutes walk from the hotel. In an extremely peaceful setting, ...


Ino Village

Hotel Rooms3 stars

Located right beside Ethniko Samou, the 3-star Ino Village overlooks Samos Bay. In the heart of Samos Island, this 3-star hotel is housed in a historical-style building. Additional amenities include medical service, free shuttle service and laundry.



Hotel2 stars

The hotel Paradise was built and opened for the first time in 1990. The region where it is located is named Perivolia, meaning gardens. This gives the explanation of why today, 15 years later, the hotel is surrounded by much greenery that can be enjoyed from the balconies.


Things to See & Do in Vathy

Check out the things to see & do in Vathy during your stay and explore what the area has to offer.


Archaeological MuseumMuseum of Samos Wines

Vathy Map

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1 Review
  • M. Meijer 08 Aug 2023
    Closed on Tuesday
    We’ve been driving 1,5 hours to visit the museum. Getting to the museum isn’t easy by car. We had to walk quite far in the heat, only to find out it is closed on Tuesday. Doesn’t seem very logical…