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.
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.
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.
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.
The Exhibitions includes five departments, Paleontological, Zoological, Rocks and Minerals, marine life, Botanological, which are further supported by similar laboratories.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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