Ready for some sun, sea and sand? And do you like to go exploring? Then Samos is the place to be.
Although it may not be the first Greek island that comes to mind, once you’ve been there, Samos will stay in your heart!
After arrival, it’s time to start enjoying the island’s breathtaking scenery, high mountains, green valleys, cliffs, forests and small bays with sand or pebble beaches. The most beautiful beaches can be found in Votsalakia, Poseidonia, Lemonakia and Marathokampos. In Psili Ammos, pine trees and olive trees grow right up to the sand beach. The beach gradually slopes into the sea, making it ideal for children. There’s plenty of choice!
Looking for more than just beach life? Why not visit one of the island’s many quaint villages and picturesque fishing harbours! The lovely landscape is graced by small white churches.
When going to Greece, it’s worth trying to find authentic Greek restaurants. While soaking up typical Greek hospitality, you will enjoy delicious Greek cuisine with its fresh vegetables, grilled meats and fish, and scrumptious salads. Moreover, olives taste nowhere better than on the Greek islands!
Besides the capital Vathy (Samos Town), Pythagorion, Kambos and Kokkari are popular and cosy seaside resorts. Try a sip of the sweet white dessert wine of Samos in one of the many outdoor cafes. Relax at one of the many terraces with a good glass of ‘Samos Doux’, which is the island’s claim to fame.
Samos also offers some great hiking opportunities along beautiful vineyards, verdant valleys full of orange and olive trees, and waterfalls. If you wish to see the big waterfall, bring your water shoes. Because you will wade through water up to your waist to reach it.
Of course this Greek island also features ancient ruins, various museums and plenty of culture. Highlights include the Archaeological Museum in Vathy, the temple ruins of Heraion, the walls of Polycrates, and the tunnel of Eupalinos.
With its beaches, scenery and sights, Samos is a versatile island that appeals to both young and old.