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Exhibits, which come from the monasteries and churches of Samos, submit and transport the visitors to another time and give them the image of timeless church life and the local ecclesiastical art, uniting together the farthest historical past with the present and presage the future.
he monastery of “Megali Panagia” (Greek Μεγάλη Παναγιά = Great Virgin Mary) or “pende ospition” (=five houses) founded in 1586 by the monks Nilus and Dionysos, who had become a monks in mount “Latros” near ancient Miletus in middle east.
it is paved with white and colorful, medium-sized pebbles and crystal clear waters. The sea is calm, since enclosed by bay which that protects the beach. To avoid the crowds and be more comfortable you can go to the western part of the beach, or to go at a small individual beaches after the main beach.
Metochi of Agios Ioannis Eleimonas (Greek Άγιος Ιωάννης Ελεήμονας = Saint John a merciful) was founded in 1867 or 1869 by monk Isidoro Kyriakopoulo from Marathokampo village.
The aim of the project was to supply water from the source of “Ayades”, (hidden at the mountain away from enemies), to the ancient city of Samos, through mount “Kastron”. The result was a remarkable water pipeline, total length 2,385 meters, of which 1,035 through tunnel.
Karlovasi is in the northwestern part of the island, which is built above on an homonymous plain. It is the second largest city of the island and the commercial center of western Samos which has a major port serving the western part of the island.
It is a picturesque, quiet, organized beach, with sand and partly small pebble. Worth seeing the small cave at the south, with the turquoise color of the sea. To get there, you have to cross a dirt road for 800 m and walk for 250 m. It features a canteen for snacks, coffee beverages.
It’s one of the most famous beaches of Samos. The great length and width of the beach (with many access points), making it comfortable and quiet, with choice of one of the many bustling beach bar or isolate yourself with your own umbrella. The water is crystal clear, with some wind days (mostly direction from the land to the sea), during the summer period.
The history of the cave begins from the ancient times, since there are indications that in the cave lived the Samian Sibyl “Phyto” (Sibyl where a women in trance who prophesied the future). In the Byzantine years and then the same cave was used as a sacred place of Christianity and as a place of asceticism.
Only one column is still standing today, preserved up to half of its original height, while the foundations are preserved up to the base of the walls and the stylobate. Began construction of the temple in 540 BC by “Rhoikos” sons, Theodore and Teleklis. The temple was never completed because of Polycrates death in 522 BC.
it is a very picturesque, with medium pebbles and sandy sections. Access is only from the sea and you can get to there by boat from Pythagorion where day trips are organized (picnic). Well worth a visit which combining a trip with traditional Samian boat and relax on a beautiful beach.
The General State Archives of Samos prefecture (G.S.A.), is the current name of “Samos Historical Archive”, which is evolution of “Samos public archives” that was created in 1882 by the Hegemonic administration, in order to retain archives of public services of the autonomous state of Samos.
It’s a small picturesque beach with small pebbles and rich natural shade from trees that are along the beach. It’s ideal beach for those who want to isolated from the crowds and organized beaches, in close distance. Feature of the beach is the chapel dedicated to Merciful Virgin Mary located at the eastern end of the beach. For more seclusion and privacy you can go to the very small beach, just next, to the west.
It is a sandy, small, picturesque beach with crystal clear turquoise waters and an exotic character. Located in the small island “Samiopoula” (surface 1 Km2), south of Samos and is accessible only by boat. Almost daily, organized excursions by boat from the port of Pythagorion to the beach.
it is one of the largest and most popular organised beaches of the island, with medium size pebbles and crystal clear waters. The great length of the beach gives you the opportunity to choose whether to sit at the sun beds and umbrellas, by choosing among the many beach bar, or to isolate at the east or west of the beach, to be more natural away from the crowds. The beach is organized, mostly at the middle, where “comes” the road from the town of Samos and Pythagoreion.
The ‘monastery of “Profiti Elia” (Greek Προφήτη Ηλία = Prophet Elias) founded in 1625 by the monks Neofilos and Gregorios, who were monks in “New Monastery” of Chios.
is of the most famous beaches of Samos. The beach protected by the bay that surrounds, is almost always calm sea waters, where it comes from and the name (as a lake). From the seabed gush out freshwater (coming from the mountain Kerkis), which make the sea crystal clear but and colder.
it is a small very beautiful sandy beach, with turquoise crystal clear and shallow sea, giving the impression of exotic beach. If it does not bother you the crowds, it’s sure to impress you and your children since it is child-friendly. The small size fills quickly the beach, so it would be good to go either early morning or late afternoon. To get to where you need to drive the last 2,5 Km at passable dirt road but worth it.
it’s a scenic, crystal clear pebbly beach, well protected from the northern winds. The beach has not facilities but the natural beauty that it has is enough to relax and enjoy swimming, far from the big crowds of the well organized beaches. To get there you need to drive for 6.5 Km a moderate dirt road, but alternatively you may also get there from Pythagorean, with excursion boats which departing regularly from Pythagorion port.
located near the monastery of Agios Ioannis Eleimonas, from where it got its name. The beach is addressed to those who wish to be away from the crowds and close to nature. The “live” waters and rich seabed, will compensate you, just respect the natural environment.
it is of the most popular beaches of the island, justifiably since is a picturesque sandy beach with calm and crystal clear sea. Furthermore the shallow waters and the sand on the beach, categorize it as favorite beach for childrens since the playing in the sand and in the sea it’s fun.
The museum includes several halls which travel the visitor in times of traditional winemaking and barrel manufacturing. There are tools that are used by coopers era. Characteristic is the huge wooden tanks that have been preserved until today and impress with their size, the largest is 80 tons.
a beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise waters. The landscape has a unique wild beauty and it’s tourist virgin. The peculiar beach is surrounded by green slopes of “Kakoperato” canyon, where nature lovers can explore. Walking along the beach, at the end, you find the church of St. Nicholas which is hanging on the edge of a rock. It is integrated into the protection network Natura 2000 because hosts seal Monachus – Monachus. The beach is ideal for those who love camping, and respecting the virgin landscape. A night in the peacefulness of nature can not be compared with any luxury hotel.
The village is oriented to the north, on a slope with 40% grade and this giving the impression of a balcony over the Aegean Sea, with excellent view from east to the west and reaches till Chios island and Asia Minor coast. It’s a preserved traditional village, with plenty of water, surrounded with lush vegetation, vineyards and orchards.
The monastery of Panagia Vronda (Greek Παναγία Βροντά = Virgin peal) or Vrodiani or “Kokkariani”, was founded in 1566 by the monks Iakovos and Makarios which was seeking to find a quiet place for their spiritual uplift.
Ireon Settlement was the seaport of Pagondas and Mili villages. The old settlement consisted of a few fisherman huts which were built on the beachfront. They came here, mostly during the summer months for fishing, and during the winter moved to the villages Pagondas and Mili, which are a little higher at the northwest.
it’s a BLUE FLAG beach, with small pebbles at the beach (partly sandy) and with sand inside. The beach, protected by the homonymous bay, is suitable for families with small or older children, because the waters are quiet and shallows, the kids’ swimming pool which is near, the playground, the billiard, the ground chess and more. On the left and the right side of the beach there are rocks where anyone can go fishing with rod or with mask and snorkel.
The exhibits and audiovisual equipment, show the everyday life during the Byzantine period, the history of the castle, the action of Lykourgos Logothetis, the fortress architecture in the Aegean and Samos and more.
it’s outstanding natural beauty with crystal clear, deep blue water and cozy little beach. Accessibility is not easy, but worth it. It is an undeclared nudist beach where you do not have the obligation to churn your swimsuit, but the environment can be a push to finally do it. It is integrated into the protection network Natura 2000 because hosts seal Monachus – Monachus. The name becam from the Turkish word “şeytan” that means diavolo, and this because the canyon “Kakoperato” that exists behind the beach, causes strange sounds when it is windy, so the Turks (who used to anchor there during the 19th century) thought that there was the devil, and gave this name to the region. Continuing for another 2 Km of walking will arrive to Megalo Seitani Beach
is one of the most famous organized beaches of Samos, with crystal clear turquoise sea, in a bay which restricts the waves. The beach is surrounded by lush vegetation, olive trees and pines that create a beautiful image. At the eastern end of the beach is nudist, without being annoying for dressed.
The Exhibitions includes five departments, Paleontological, Zoological, Rocks and Minerals, marine life, Botanological, which are further supported by similar laboratories.
It’s comfortable and quiet beach without waves. Half of the beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas for rent of the beach bars, while the other half retains its natural character. The name Kukunara, comes from the nickname of a fisherman who used to cast his net around this beach, at the period of 40s 60s.
Thermae complex was built in the second half of the 2nd c AD (Roman period), which joined into a single organized space including sports facilities in ancient city of Samos at 6th c BC period
one of the most popular beaches of Samos in which frequented Locals from Karlovasi town. The waters are crystal clear, the scenery is very interesting and invites exploration. The sunset is beautiful and is worth to see. From here you can go to Micro Seitani and Megalo Seitani beaches.
Marathokampos it is lying southeast at the foot of “Kerkis” mountain, on the hillside “Fterias”. Built amphitheatrically, with stunning southwest view of the islands of Fourni, Patmos, Arki, Lipsi, Agathonisi Samiopoula even in Leros and kalimno, when the weather permits.
The exhibits it’s mostly of finds from Pythagoreion area, classified chronologically and thematically. Presents aspects of the historical and cultural development of ancient Samos from the Neolithic era (4th millennium BC) to late antiquity (7th century AD.).
It is a picturesque pebble beach, with calm waters as protected by the small bay where it is located. An interesting activity is snorkeling at the the rocky little bays to the north side of the beach. On the beach mainly frequented locals from the city and the hotels guests.
is of the most famous beaches of Samos. The beach is surrounded by many pines creating thus a attractive picture, while the golden sand and shallow water make it appealing for swimming and child-friendly. At the east of the beach is a quite big cave for much shade and coolness.
it’s a BLUE FLAG beach, mostly with sand and partly pebbles next to Samos airport. The part of the beach which has blue flag is about 250 m and is in front of a large resort. The beach it is organized and in other parts of, such as the east, but there are also blank sections (not organized), if you are interested for something like this.
located north of the village in front of cafés, bar and restaurants row, that cover almost the entire length. Beautiful beach with many facilities, but with enough wave and air that adore the friends of windsurfing frequenting here. At the next beach there and windsurfing school.
it’s alternative little beach, with three constructed levels (like little terraces), and beautiful crystal clear waters. The beach is covered with medium and large pebble, that’s why water shoes is useful, and the use of sun beds is almost essential (to have sun beds should come early in the morning).
Is a quiet picturesque beach, “hidden” from the busy surroundings. On the back, there is a natural wall (precipice), 20 m height, which protects from the air. Walking west of the beach, you will come across other smaller beaches, whose size and quality (sandy beach, pebbles, rocks), depends of the last winter weathers.
Neochori village or Nichori or Nichoraki as the Samians call it, is one of the smallest villages of Samos. It’s built in rugged and steep terrain and has beautiful view to the west and south, to the gulf of Marathokambos and to the islands of Ikaria, Furni, Patmos, Arki and when the weather permits, more southern islands.
located in Kokkari village, which will have to cross to get there. Is a picturesque pebble beach, with clear and calm sea waters, since protected by the cape to the west. The beach serving mainly locals and the hotel guests which are behind, but also the guests of the neighboring hotels.
Mourtia beach (Greek Μουρτιά = myrtle) it’s the boat haven of Vlamari settlement, so you will see many boats in the sea that creating a beautiful graphic picture. The beach is covered with pebbles, without facilities and the car reaches till to the beach. Continuing on the dirt road for 1-2 km you will find the beaches megali and mikri Lakka where you need to walk to reach.
Metochi of Agios Georgios at Marathokampos (Greek Άγιος Γεώργιος Μαραθοκάμπου = Saint George at Marathokampos) was founded before 1666, by the monk Akakios who came from the monastery of Evangelist John the Theologian in Patmos.
it is a picturesque beach natural beauty, away from the crowds, very quiet and crystal clear waters. To getting there, continues from Limnionas beach to west, on the dirt road for another 1.2 Km. and from there right to the sea, on foot, for another 250 m. When you continue the dirt road to the west, in the same bay and at the next, you’ll find some more similar secluded beaches, but with caution because it has steep and inaccessible areas. Do not forget to take water.
The library has about 30,000 items. It’s housed in a two-storey neoclassical building and built in 1893-1895. The two-storey neoclassical building. The mansion was owned to “Miltiades George”, who bequeathed it by will in 1900, in order to create the library.
Has picturesque houses with remarkable architecture and a large square with plane and mulberry trees for shade and relaxation in the summer. Walking up to the west of the village, you will meet the public washhouse and you get a nice picture of the village and a east view to the valley and the coast of Asia Minor.