The Waterfalls of Potami
Potami known as one of the most beautiful areas of Samos is located 3 kilometres west of the second largest town Karlovassi. After walking about 2km along the river and through a forest you come upon a small lake where you can swim to the waterfalls. For those of you who can't swim you can get to the waterfalls by climbing many steps which take you up and around to get a glimpse of the Falls and you can also climb down a rope into the river and make your way back.
Kokkari, beaches, bars and mountains
Kokkari is located on the north coast of Samos, about 10 km’s west of Vathy.
It lies on a peninsula with the houses, shops, hotels and apartment buildings of the village, which has about 1000 inhabitants (in the summer most probably many times larger with guests). It once was a fishermen village, but has developed into an important tourist resort.
Just opposite the beautiful church it has a small pedestrian area with some shops and towards the two picturesque harbours a lot of bars, cafés and restaurants. During our visit in May they were waiting for guests, but it already had its charm.
On one side of the peninsula is the so called Long Beach, a pebble beach lined with bars and cafés; nice for some swimming, windsurfing, sunbathing or just having a drink in the Greek sun.
Kokkari is also a very good starting point for walks into the green hills of Samos. There are many paths and trails leading to one of the mountain villages or monasteries on the slopes of the Ambelos Mountain.
Kokkari is ‘well known’ for its cats, which are walking and sleeping almost everywhere in town. Cute to see when they are playing together, but rather annoying when they are begging for food when we were having dinner.
The combination of beaches, mountains and its more or less authentic charm makes Kokkari a pleasant town for a stay on Samos.