Samos, the green island of legends
This place beyond the great heritage from ancient times presents an infinite natural beauty with beautiful, lush landscapes, torrents, streams, abundant springs, caves, gorges, and awesome beaches. If you want to feel the real pulse of the island then you should visit the beautiful mountain villages of Samos that each has its own unique, authentic character and many of them hide a breath-taking view. Favourite destination for those who love hiking as here they will discover wonderful routes that lead to lush forests, waterfalls and running water, and the magic of nature that rages. And if the road leads you, go up to Panagia Sarantaskaliotissa, built at the entrance of the so-called cave of Pythagoras for your own philosophical quests.
In Samos you must visit Pythagorion which hides a long history and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the place where Hera was born and, in its honour, Heraion, the Holy Altar and the Holy Road were built, while an important attraction is the Eupaline trench that served the water supply of the ancient city. Kokkari, more picturesque and idyllic, hides beautiful beaches in its arms, while Vathi or Chora of Samos and Karlovasi will charm you with their narrow streets and beautiful houses. Wherever you go in Samos one thing is for sure, here you will discover the other side of the Aegean, the authentic and genuine one!
Enjoy the traditional cuisine of Samos
Unique flavours from a place that produces so much. It is worth trying the Samian patties, the traditional pancakes, the summer giaprakia, the seafood moussaka, the goat stuffed back, the celery with snails and ouzo, the keskeki and the starozoumos, while do not miss the famous wine of Samos.
Best time to visit Samos
The best season is the summer months where you can enjoy the beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters but also in the fall for hiking lovers to walk and enjoy the mountain villages.
How to use transportation in Samos
Airport/port transfer options
From Athens (duration approx. 45 minutes)
The airport is 16 km from the city. Access to / from the airport by bus, taxi or car rental
The island of Samos is serviced by a number of Airlines from major European cities.
From Piraeus (duration 8 to 10 hours depending on the ports of call)
Public Buses are connecting Samos with the major small towns
We recommend a Car Rental due to the size of the island