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’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.
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.
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.