Samos Things to Do

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    Visit Turkey

    by solopes Updated Feb 5, 2015

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    Our first visit to Turkey was in a day trip from Samos to Kusadasi.

    It's a short and cheap trip, and in Turkey they are very well organised to fill the day - Ephesus and Selçuk are interesting visits.

    One day is enough, and a return ticket costs 35€ for a 75 minutes trip, 40 € returning the same day, and 55 € with open return.

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    Pythagorio

    by solopes Updated Dec 25, 2013

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    The most beautiful village of Samos lives for tourism. A cosy harbour is embraced by a ring of bars, restaurants and taverns, turning the pier into the village's living room, where everything flows with pace and tranquility.

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  • Hiking on Samos

    by samosoutdoors Written Oct 29, 2013

    Samos has one of the most extend network of trails comparing to the other Greek islands. At the moment 45 of those trails are in good condition. Each one of them passes through impressive landscapes and leads to worth visiting destinations. The difficulty varies as well as the scenery, depending on the season. Pine forests offer deep canopy and small secluded beaches are around for a refreshing break from walking. From the mountains you can have a panoramic view of all the nearby islands.
    Guided tours take place regularly by local guides, such as SamosOutdoors

    Seitani Beach
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    Hiking in Nightingale-valley (to Manolates)

    by tonecozziecat Written Aug 30, 2010

    On the north of Samos, between Karlovassi and Kokkari you can find the Valley of the Nightingales. And at the top, the beautiful mountain-village of Manolates.
    You will see the sign "Manolates 4km" by the main road. There is a big parkinglot there. Park here or drive about 1,5km up the road and park there. Start walking on this road, and after a while you will see the sign to the path. (Big blue sign with "Manolates" and a walking person on it). In the beginning of the path there are an aqueduct with flowing water. From the nightingale-valley there are many beautiful views.

    Be aware: After walking on the path a while you come to a little road. The road keeps splitting, and it's a bit hard to find the correct direction. We had to turn back after walking too far, and met two others that also got lost. They had a GPS, and we could see we walked away from the village. When we turned back we found the correct path. It's a steep path up trough a vineyard. The path goes trough the wine-terraces and you will see a house on the top. When you reach the top, you see the village of Manulates :) We walked the main road back...

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    A privileged point

    by Yank_o Written Dec 15, 2007

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    Avlakia is a must-see and even a must-stay. It is a small settlement built between the sea and a steep yet pine-clad slope. The pleasure of walking out of your room and right into the beach is unique. In the summer Avlakia offers the view to arguably the prettiest sunrise (sun coming out of the Anatolian coast). The full extent of the Vathy gulf is visible, as well as much of the greater Kusadasi gulf that "engulfs" Samos island. Moreover, some great beaches are within walking distance of Avlakia, most notably Tsabou/Velentza.

    Avlakia, between pines and sea A small linear village

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    Pythagoras Cave

    by Jannice48 Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    Pythagoras Cave is at the foot of Mount Kerkis. It is where the mathametician sought refuge from prosecution when he was accused of corrupting the island's youth. It is a steep walk up to the cave as you can see by the pictures. It is advisable to wear rubber soul shoes for the walk plus take a bottle of drinking water. The views looking out at the sea as you get to the top is incredible

    Start of the long walk up to Pythagoras Cave Final steps up to the Cave Inside the Cave The view from halfway up
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    Samiopoula Island - to Visit it or Not?

    by mazzap Written Oct 8, 2006

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    Samiopoula is a very small island very near the south coast of Samos. It has 2 sandy beaches & a hotel, a few restaurants & some rooms to rent. It can be visited by boat from Pythagorion daily.

    After chatting to a holidaying neighbour at our villa, we decided against a visit ourselves. He had spent the previous day on Samiopoula & warned us that unless you don't mind being bitten & harrassed constantly by large flies, DON'T go! Maybe this was a temporary thing due to the result of the spell of particularly hot weather, but it put us off!

    We saw the whole island from above when we travelled through Samos by car. The elevated position made for a spectacular sight - it's the nearest I fancied getting to the 'fly' island!

    Samiopoula Island from Samos
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    Fresh Orange Juice!

    by mazzap Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    Fresh oranges are squeezed daily & sold bottled in most supermarkets - also in some smaller shops too! Just 1.5 Euro for 500ml or 3 Euro for 1litre, it is sealed immediately after bottling & kept on ice until purchased.

    Truly refreshing & such a bargain - it's a great way to enjoy your daily Vitamin C intake!

    Irresistable - freshly squeezed orange juice!
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    Archaeological Sites

    by mazzap Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    Samos seemed to me to have many sites of archaeological interest.

    Some were mereley left open for anybody to wander in & look around. I found it strange that they were not protected by fencing in any form & that entry to the sites was not supervised. All were signposted in English as well as Greek.

    Early Christian Cemetary Well signposted
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    Spend a few moments with Pythagoras!

    by mazzap Updated Oct 3, 2006

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    Everyone has heard of this guy & here he is in Samos - well he was born & brought up right here around 580BC! He later died in Italy. He is known for being one of the most famous mathematicians ever! So great that they named a whole resort on Samos after him; 'Pythagorion'.

    This monument depicts the mathematical theory discovered by Pythagoras & which he is ultimately famous for sharing with us all! I won't even begin to try & explain it - read all about it here!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_theorem

    Pythagoras & his triangle! Bust of Pythagoras outside the Town Hall
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    Pythagorion Harbour

    by mazzap Written Oct 2, 2006

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    When choosing the right resort in which to base yourself for 2 weeks which suits your families personal requirements, it is always difficult to decide just by reading the guide books & travel brochures (& VT of course!) We had no idea where to plump for when booking a Samos trip - we just knew we wanted to go there! Luckily we came home knowing without a doubt that Pythagorion had definitely been the right choice!

    If you like fairly lively evenings eating & drinking around a pretty harbour, quiet walks in the daytime, easy access by car to the rest of the island, long pebble/shingle beaches, various watersports, quite a few tourist & local shops, an abundence of diverse restaurants, some archaeological interest........then don't hesitate to choose Pythagorion!

    Pythagorion Harbour By night Main road leading into the harbour Pythagorion from the road to Samos Town
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  • Pithagorio

    by Lisalu Written Jun 5, 2006

    Pithagorio is close to the airport, close to the Hera temple and some other important sights. Also a wonderful town, but I'd say it's a bit more touristic then Samos town.
    Beside of this it could be if you are having a hotel room in Pithagorio, esp. in the west of Pithagorio, that you hear a lot from the airplans landing and departing from Samos.

    I'd still say it's a must see, if you are on Samos.

    Pithagorio
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  • Samos town

    by Lisalu Written Jun 5, 2006

    Samos town has a lot to offer, nightlife, shopping, museums, markets, small romantic streets..., one time was not enough to see enough from this town. And so we came during our stay on the island again and again to Samos town.

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  • Waterfalls of Potami

    by Lisalu Written Jun 5, 2006

    A few years ago there was a great fire on Samos, which destroyed a lot of the forrest on Samos. In the area around the waterfalls you can still wander in the shade of old trees along a little river.
    It is a magnificent area where you can find beautiful nature, of course also again close to historical ruins...

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  • The tunnel of Efpalinus

    by Lisalu Written Jun 5, 2006

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    It is surprising how exact and sophisticated they worked to build such a tunnel 2600 years ago. It is 1026 meters long, you can visit only a few hundred meters of that, but still this is a great experience. Especially during summer time it is very nice to be in a cooler area for a while. Take a jacket or a pullover with you.
    A little copy pase explanation:
    >An engineer from Megara called Efpalinus, during the 6th century b.c, designed it. At that time the tyrant Polycrates was in control of Samos and the island was flourishing economically. Its length is 1026 meters and it penetrates the mountain at a height of 246 meters. The purpose of this tunnel was to ensure the water supply of the ancient city by providing water from a water source that was located at the other end of the mountain near the village of Mytilinioi.

    A major significance of this project is that the workers began digging on both sides of the mountain (from the Mytilinioi and Pythagoreio sides) and met in the middle with only a marginal deviation. Even in nowadays, the engineers consider this project to be a great achievement for it’s era that boosted science (especially geometry) as we know it.

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