Samos is one of the most beautiful islands of Greece in the east Aegean. It has been spared the worst excesses of mass tourism and has something for everyone, from big beach hotels to rustic hill villages, miles of sand, towering mountains, stunning scenery, attractive coves and lush forests.
Although Samos has several fine archaeological sites, the island is most noted for its excellent beaches and abundant opportunities for hiking, cycling, and windsurfing. It is also well known for its ouzo and olives.
Things to See & Do
* Vathy - Island Capital
* Hera Temple
* Psili Ammos and Potokaki beaches
* Ireon fishing village
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Greek
Land Area - 468 km²
Population - 42,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 30
Port Location - The port is located in the Pithagario harbor and is within walking distance of the town.
Travel Links - Samos has its own airport. Ferries depart from Piraeus five times a week, during high season. From Samos you can also get to other islands like Paros, Naxos, Leros, Kalymnos, Patmos and Kos. The hydrofoils run mainly during high season. You can also access Samos from Turkey.
Apart from the possibilities or rent a car or a bike, you can also get around fairly easy with the local buses. There are also boats that can take you to some of the beaches, as well as the little island Samiopoula.