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  • Visit the HERA temple

    by Lisalu Written Jun 5, 2006

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    This place is a hughe historical place were a temple was standing for the goddess Hera.
    The column you can see on the pic was 40 meters high. And the whole temple was surrounded by such columns.
    A good tip is, to have sun lotion with you.
    Do not step on historical stones (a woman was running out of the shade like crazy, everytime when I was posing for the camera close to a stone and screamed "Don't step on the stones!!! ;-) ) guess the temple is damaged now forever...

    Here a little copy-paste explanation about the temple:
    >The temple was constructed again and again. The latest temple was built by the architect Rikos in the period when ruler was Polycrates. The marble column that we can see today is attributed to the construction of that period. The temple of Hera had a great significance for the ancient Greek world. It was a worship place of great importance.

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    Monastery of Spiliani

    by mardaska Written Sep 22, 2005

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    On the slopes of Mount Kastri, just a few minutes from busy Pytagorion, is the Monastery of Panaghia (Madonna) Spiliani. Inside a small cave there is a chapel dedicated to Madonna.

    You can walk inside the cave only to reach the chapel. The rest of the cave was used for cells for the monks that lived there.

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    Pythagorion

    by mardaska Written Sep 22, 2005

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    Pythagorion is built on the ancient city of Samos. Its name comes from the famous mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras, who was born here.

    Today, the town is the busiest of the island. It has a yacht and fishing port and a lot of hotels. Just off the main and very busy street, you will find yourself in quiet narrow streets and traditional houses built on the slopes.

    Pythagorion
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    Karlovassi

    by mardaska Written Sep 22, 2005

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    Karlovassi is the second largest town and port in Samos. It is a lively little town because of the students that live there since Karlovassi is the place of the Mathematical Department of the Aegean University.

    The down is divided into five sections: old, new and middle Karlovassi, the bay and the harbour.
    Karlovassi used to be the commercial and industrial capital of the island. Remains of tanneries and deserted factories are all around.

    But still, there are signs of its past glories; impressive churches and mansions make you realize that this place was not a simple town.

    View of new and middle Karlovassi Old mansion in Karlovassi
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    Platanos

    by mardaska Written Sep 22, 2005

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    Platanos Village is built between Mount Kerkis and Mount Ambelos, around 500 meters above sea level. Great view again and a beautiful square to rest under the trees. Wine and grapes are produced here.

    Platanos square
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    Manolates

    by mardaska Written Sep 22, 2005

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    For me, this was the best village of the island. It has beautiful old stone built houses, narrow streets and little squares. It has a great view to the sea.
    If you walk around, look down at the surface of the streets. White washed floral designs are all around!!

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    Vourliotes

    by mardaska Written Sep 22, 2005

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    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.

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    Kokkari

    by mardaska Written Sep 22, 2005

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    The village of Kokkari is located on the north part of Samos island. It is one of the most popular places of Samos but even when it is full of tourists it retains his charm.

    The little bay just after the end of the main road is full of taverns and bars which are situated just to the waters edge. There are two beautiful beaches to swimm.

    Kokkari Kokkari
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    The ancient tunnel

    by Yank_o Written Aug 17, 2005

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    The Efpalinio tunnel was a spectacular project for its time. It served to bring water to the ancient town of Samos from a source beyond the hill. Visitors can now walk a few hundred metres inside the ancient project. Truly worth a visit and also refreshingly cool during a hot summer day!

    Keep your head down!
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    Find the River

    by Yank_o Written Aug 2, 2005

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    Potami ("river" in Greek) is a beach to the west of Karlovasi, the island's 2nd town. Following a footpath near the east part of the beach, along a river, you get to a refreshing site of small waterfalls and rocks, allowing you to do some moderate climbing and to enjoy the unique coolness of fresh water.

    The beach itself is nice, too
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    Aircraft landing

    by Russ60 Written Jun 19, 2004

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    This has to be one of the most unusual landings there are in the world, presumably because of the surrounding hills and being so close to Turkey .
    The planes approach the runway at an angle of well over 90 degrees very low and close to the surrounding hills, at the last minute the planes turn very sharply to the right and then your down.
    We all thought it was a great experience, its probably not the best landing if you dont enjoy flying though.

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    Aircraft taking off

    by Russ60 Updated Jun 19, 2004

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    Youn can stand at the end of the runway or stay on the beach and watch the planes fly right over the top of you (very low).
    There are very few flights to Samos maybe 3 a day on average and no night flights so the disturbance is very minimal.
    Great for plane spotters but do be careful taking photographs as there are warning signs saying photography is prohibited, I think it applies to military planes mainly though.

    Sunlounger view
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    Pythagorio

    by SWFC_Fan Written Jul 4, 2003

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    Pythagorio is a popular resort on the south coast of Samos.

    There is a long, pebbly beach stretching westwards from the resort centre to Potokaki and then on to Ireon.

    The resort is quite busy in the summer months, with the harbour, and its numerous shops, bars and restaurants, providing the main focal point.

    Pythagorio is a charming resort with whitewashed buildings and terracotta rooftops.

    Pythagorio seafront

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    Exploring Samos

    by bcc8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    We rented a 4x4 and just explored the island taking in all the gorgeous views of the Aegean and the all the pretty little towns that dot Samos.

    This is one of my favorite pictures. It was taken in Marathokambos and I think it really showcases the beauty and scenery in Samos.

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    Tunnel of Euppalinus

    by bcc8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Ancient aquaduct that was constructed around 550 B.C. It is over 1 km long. As soon as you enter the tunnel the temperature drops about 10 degrees Celcius. One portion of the aquaduct is large enough for only one person to pass at a time. It's pretty incredible that that the ancients were able to bore straight through a mountain...

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