Samos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece.

This gem of the Eastern Aegean stands out for its lush green natural setting, charming fishing villages, and crystal clear beaches. Samos island is located in the northeast of the Aegean and sea and sits very close to the Turkish coast. In fact there are daily ferries to Kusadasi in Turkey. If you are interested in doing some island hopping during your vacation on Samos you can plan daily trips to the nearby islands of Ikaria, Fourni, Patmos, Leros, Lipsi and Kos.

Along the coast of the island you will find many beautiful beaches, such as Tsamadou, Tsabou, Psili Ammos, Potokaki, and Votsalakia beach just to name a few. If you are interested in other activities other than the Samos beaches, you should definitely explore the islands vast historical sights and do some sightseeing. There are many archaeological monuments and sites from several historical periods all over the island. The very popular town of Pythagorion is basically built on top of the ancient city so if you happen to stay there during your visit you may be pleasantly surprised to enjoy your morning coffee next to a 2000 year old pillar or wall. According to the Greek mythology, Samos was the island of the ancient Greek goddess Hera. This is why locals constructed a large sanctuary, called the Heraion, in her honor. Close to Heraion, there’s the Tunnel of Eupalinus, which was the waterway of the Ancient town of Pythagorion and among the greatest technological achievements of its time.

If you love adventure and are into exploration, there are even more places to discover in Samos. Waterfalls, mountain trails with beautiful scenery, and monasteries built in caves and on the top of cliffs. In one of these caves you’ll find a mysterious cave church, where the holy icon of the Virgin Mary was allegedly found.

Samos island makes a perfect destination for adventurous and relaxing holidays in the natural beauty of Greece!

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