Samos has been blessed with picture perfect sceneries and no matter which corner and destination you choose for your vacation, you will be more than relaxed and renewed once you head back home. Tour operators from around the world have located several lovely towns and villages of Samos for their customers and those typically boast both amazingly green background and crystal clear, blue sea that invites you to its warm embrace. Below are the most beloved vacation spots in Samos, which naturally offer nothing less than the very best Greek hospitality.

KARLOVASI – This charming small town is located on the northern shore of Samos, and can boast being the second largest town of the island. Karlovasi was blessed with wealth, as the neoclassical buildings still let you understand, and even the island’s first newspaper was published here. Whilst strolling the charming streets of Karlovasi, you will encounter numerous inviting cafes, homely taverns and small workshops, and even a Byzantine castle awaits you. Read more about Karlovasi…

KOKKARI – Kokkari is the ideal choice for those graving for a vacation that mainly includes enjoying the beaches, some adrenaline laden water sports, local cuisine at its best, and great nightlife. Kokkari makes you feel you are a part of a small fishing community whilst still being pampered with all the possible modern facilities and services. If traveling with small children, Kokkari, in addition to Votsalakia, just may the perfect patch of paradise, as it offers peace and quiet. Read more about Kokkari…

MARATHOKAMPOS – This village is as traditional in colours as it gets. Located on the gorgeous hills of the Mount Kerkis, the lovely cobbled streets, charming churches and small cafes all invite you to feel at home and leave all your worries behind.  You are never far away from the warm waves of the Aegean Sea, which is sparkling at a near distance, nor from the mountain slopes that wait for your exploratory spirit to awaken. Read more about Marathokampos…

PYTHAGORION – Named after Pythagoras, probably the best-known Samian of ancient years, this town used to be called Samos and served as the island’s first capital. Located in the southern side of Samos, Pythagorion has become the island’s busiest hot spot amongst tourists and offers practically anything from ancient ruins to modern life and the nearby Eupalinian Aqueduct. No matter how demanding you are, there is no way you will get bored in this lively town. Read more about Pythagorion…

VATHY – The capital of Samos, also known simply as Samos, is a good choice for anyone waiting to combine new and old, nightlife and traditions, or even take a trip to the nearby Kusadasi and Efphesus on the Turkish side. The old town, Ano Vathy, waiting above the heart of modern town, offers somewhat more tranquil settings and a handsome dose of local atmosphere. Needless to say, Vathy is a great place to do your shopping; be it jewellery, pottery, olive products, handmade textiles, world famous Samian wine, or local honey you want to stuff your suitcase with. Read more about Vathy…

VOTSALAKIA – This tiny village has a name that literally means small pebbles, and that is exactly what you will encounter in its pretty beach; a mix of sand and pebbles. A perfect location for all those who want to recharge their batteries, spend the most romantic vacation imaginable, or just literally escape from the noisy towns. A holiday in Votsalakia is filled with lovely beaches, beautiful sceneries and pampering your taste buds in the few taverns serving traditional cuisine. Read more about Votsalakia…

VOURLIOTES – This is a village hidden within the greenery of Mount Ambelos, in central Samos. It is amongst the oldest villages of the island and one of the only popular destinations that is not located by the sea. Praised for its unique beauty, Vourliotes offers laid back life in a traditional setting, sampling local delicacies under the shady trees, mingling with the locals or other tourists, and hiking in the dense pine forest around it. If you adore Mother Nature and want to find refuge in her green and soothing arms, Vourliotes is without a doubt your choice. Read more about Vourliotes…

 


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