The climate of Samos is mild and humid at winter and hot and dry at the summer.
The warmest, dry and the rainless months of the year are July and August, while the coldest, with high humidity and high rainfall are January, February and December. The most mild months are May and September.more about Samos clima
The official language spoken in Samos island is Greek.
You will be able to speak English to Samians, most of whom are fluent in it. Many Samians also speak an additional languages, usually French, or German, or Italian and less other languages.
It also features peripheral medical offices, in many villages of the island, and private medical offices almost all specializations.
Health Emergency Telephones
♦ Samos First aid +30 22730 22222
♦ Karlovasi First aid +30 22730 32222
♦ Samos Hospital +30 22730 83100
♦ Karlovasi Health center +30 22730 52000
Samos island is of the safest areas.
According to statistics has one of the lowest crime rates of all Greece, which has the lowest crime rate of all the EU countries.
The robbery incidents or violence are rare on the island, and when occur, ordinary identifying immediate.
Security Emergency Telephones
♦ Police fast call 100
♦ Fire Department fast call 199
♦ European Emergency Number 112
♦ Police of Samos +30 22730 22100
♦ Tourist Police +30 22730 87344
♦ Fire Department +30 22730 22199
♦ Coast Guard +30 22730 27318
All services and products that sold in Samos are subject to VAT, and some of them at municipal taxes.
In all shops, hotels, car rentals, restaurants, the retail prices of products or services include VAT and municipal taxes.
The VAT rate is 4% for medicines, doctors, books, newspapers, magazines, theaters, 9% for hotels, meats, fish, vegetables, plants, water, electricity, 17% for restaurants, cafe, car rentals and all the rest, and 24% for tobacco products and vehicles.
The municipal taxes rates is 0.5% for hotels and restaurants, cafe, bar and 5% for night clubs.
All businesses, by selling products or services, are required issue receipts from cash register or by the computer (some hotels, can issue handwritten receipts).
Safe Drinking Water
You can drink water straight from the water network tap in all towns and villages, since the water comes from controlled collection basins, analyzed, filter it and proceeds to water network. The entire process is accordance with the health organization standards.
You can also buy bottled water easily, cost about 2 – 3 € (6 bottles Χ1,5 lt).
Avoid drinking water from rivers and from sources in the countryside that you does not know, mainly at low altitude.
No Smoking Areas
According to the existing law, no smoking, in all public and private enclosed areas, such as restaurants, public buildings, cafes, bars, airports stations, ports stations etc. Smoking allowed when the area is open.
Also no smoking in public or private buses, in taxis and private cars, when traveling with minors under 12 years.
According to their policy, some hotels they have smoking and non-smoking rooms, some others is non-smoking at all, that’s why, when you interesting about it’s better to ask before your reservation.