Samos. An island with unique natural beauties. It is situated in East Aegean
Sea, right across the shores of Minor Asia. An channel of 1200m
(7 stadia in the ancient Greek measure of length) separates the
two of them. North of Samos is the peninsula of Erythrea, northwest
it "myrovolos" Chios, while west and southwest of the island we meet Ikaria and the island
complex of Fourni. South of Samos are located Dodecanese islands,
Agathonisi, Arki and Patmos are the closest to it.
It is an island with green mountains, endless vineyards, which
produce the famous samiotiko wine, and lacy shores. Samos is a
relatively big island. It is a hilly island of 475 sq. km extend.
It has two mountains, the wild and rocky Kerki of 1443m height
and the verdant Ambelos or Karvouni of 1160m height.
Samo's ground is rather fertile and in combination to the temperate
climate - cool summer and warm winter - creates the ideal conditions
for the cultivation of olive
groves. It is not accidental that
Samos' wine is renowned from ancient times for its fine taste.
Even today, wine remains the main product of Samos. Sun is shining
all over the island for more than a semester, during summer season,
when clouds are rare in the sky.
Samos is an island with age-long history. According
to mythology, in this Aegean island, in the banks of river Imvrassos,
goddess Hera was born. Today, in this location visitors can see
the remains of a temple dedicated to her. It is an imposing building,
one of the biggest and most important of its era.
One of the most famous philosophers and mathematicians
of ancient times, Pythagoras, lived in Samos. The astronomer Aristarchos
philosopher Epikouros also came from this Aegean island.
During ancient times, Samos was an important cultural
it seems from the findings, in the island flourished an important
civilization during the tyranny of Polykrates, around 550 BC.
It was the time when Samos was the first naval Aegean force and
the center of Ionic civilization. It was then that the famous
of Hera and Efpalinio Orygma, the ancient aqueduct, were
Samos' tourist infrastructures satisfy all demands. Wonderful beaches.
modern hotel units, luxurious rooms- to-let complexes in Vathi,
Kokkari, Pythagorio, as and all around the island, create the
best conditions in order to have an unforgettable holiday. As
for entertainment, options vary and, in combination to the culture
of the island, leave visitors with a sweet taste.
The good road
system improves transportation and exploratory attitude...