If you are planning a trip to Patmos, from Samos, take some warm clothing for the boat trip. When we went to Patmos, there was a lot of wind and, by the time we were on our way back, most people were wearing waterproof jackets and towels and anything they could find to keep warm. The land temperatures were in the 30 Celcius region when we did this trip, in September.
This picture was taken as we left Samos so people hadn't realised how cold it was going to get.
Vourliotes is a village located 340 meters above sea level. It offers an excellent view to the sea and the landscape.
In the middle of the village there is a small picturesque square with coffee shops and taverns under the shade of the trees.
Where everything is white and blue...
"You've just gotta love the Med..."
Aaah, Greece. Where we learnt to eat Tzaziki, to dance the Sirtaki, and where crystal blue skies, an equally crystal blue ocean and bright white buildings dominate the landscape... beautiful!
Friendly people, great food, lovely beaches: Samos is unusual as it has a stone-beach, but I actually quite enjoyed not being covered in sand every time a gust of wind comes off the ocean :-)
Samos is/used to be/sometimes is the greenest of the Greek islands. The reason for my confusing writing style is that for many years, the hoteliers of the surrounding islands regularly made their way to Samos and tried (often with success!) to set the beautiful greenery on fire.
Trusting that Samos' greenery is an advantage over the other islands' dusty and rocky landscapes, burning it came down to pure business sense, I guess...
I haven't been back since my holiday many years ago, but I hope to visit again one day and I hope that the greenery has prevailed.