Picturesque beaches with crystal clear waters
The coast of Samos is lined with many beautiful beaches such as Tsamadou, Tsabou, Psili Ammos and Agios Konstantinos among others, which will delight beach lovers. The beaches located in the south are less prone to wind and offer calmer waters, which is ideal for families with smaller children.
Universally popular and accordingly well-attended, the small beach of Psili Ammos in the southeast of the island is one of the few pure sand beaches on Samos. From here, the nearby Turkish coast can be easily seen.
In the south-west of the island is Limonas Beach, which offers more services including boat rentals and small tavernas. Limonas Beach is very clean, the water calm as well as crystal clear, making it wonderful for families. It consists partly of gravel and partly of sand.
For those who are looking for rest and relaxation, Tripiti beach, located in the north, is the right place. At the entrance of Kampos, a small footpath leads down to the small, hidden bathing bay, which offers only a handful of sunbeds and umbrellas. Tripiti Beach is a beautiful bathing bay with a sandy beach and some stones in the clear water.
Framed by high rocks in the north near Avlakia is the beach Tsabou, which can also be reached by car via a path leading to the bay. On the pebble beach there are sunbeds and umbrellas available - service on the beach as well as an idyllic taverna with typical homemade Greek food can also be found.
A little further east in the direction of Kokkari, a little off the coast road, lies the also very popular beach Tsamadou. The pebble beach bay with sun loungers and umbrellas is surrounded by greenery and offers aquamarine water.
Green nature paradise
Samos offers a variety of natural attractions such as waterfalls, caves or remote mountain villages, which can also be reached via one or the other of the numerous hiking routes through olive groves and vineyards.
A well-known natural beauty are the Potami waterfalls in the northwest of Samos. From Karlovasi you hike through the green nature reserve to the Potami Waterfalls, where at the end the clear, cool water of the pools awaits the hikers for refreshment. Those who are still full of energy after this cooling off can hike to the nearby Potami beach and let the day end in a relaxed way. Last but not least, there are countless other hiking trails that crisscross the island of Samos.
The idyllic Nightingale Valley is a popular hiking area, in a small forest lined with plane trees. On hot summer days, this tour offers a nicely shaded and thus cooler Eldorado for hikers. A popular hiking tour leads from the village of Vourliotes via Manolates, through the Nightingale Valley down to the coast at Agios Konstantinos.
Numerous springs and small rivers with fresh water make the island a very fertile island with green mountains, flowering meadows and productive fields.
Historical sights - rustic mountain villages
According to the myth, Samos was the island of the ancient Greek goddess Hera. Therefore, the locals built a great sanctuary in her honor, the Heraion. Near the Heraion is the Eupaline Tunnel, which was once the aqueduct of ancient Samos and one of the greatest engineering achievements of its time.
In fact, the famous scientist and philosopher Pythagoras was born on Samos, who was persecuted during his activity because of his very own and controversial publications at that time. The latter hid in the Pythagoras Cave, named after him, in the west of Samos before escaping to Italy. The cave is located on the slopes of the Kerkis mountain massif above a gorge.
For those who like to explore, there are more places to discover on Samos. One of them is the monastery of Panagia Spiliani above Pythagorion. There lies a mysterious cave church where the holy icon of the Virgin Mary was probably found.
It is worth a drive over many serpentines to reach the two picturesque mountain villages of Vourliotes and Manolates, situated in dense forests. On the slopes of the Ambelos mountains lies the quaint mountain village of Vourliotes "a real eye-catcher", where shutters, doors and facades in a variety of colors attract attention. Here, traditional mezze is served in the village square, popular with hikers, mountain bikers and excursionists, so the quieter evening hours there certainly have their merits.
After a few kilometers you can reach the village of Manolates, which makes a mark on handicrafts. A large number of stores selling handicrafts and pottery are available for the acquisition of particularly beautiful souvenirs. The alleys of the villages, however, also let you feel the rural as well as peasant life, since the inhabitants live to a large extent from the olive and wine cultivation.
Furthermore, a vacation on Samos is a good opportunity for a boat trip to the nearby islands of Ikaria and Fourni. In addition, due to the proximity to the Turkish coast, there are daily ferry connections to the city of Kusadasi.
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