• Fast facts

Population 2021: 327inhabitants
Older Censuses 2011:327, 2001: 310, 1981: 401,  1961: 604, 1940: 756 inhabitants.
Population density per km2
18 persons
Village altitude 
300 m
Region averege altitude 241 m, mountainous
Village land area 
0,04 km2
Region land area 12,18 km2
Parish church 1 orthodox, agios Ioannis o Prodromos (St. John the Baptist), three-aisled basilica with dome. It was originally erected in 1672, in 1790 it was rebuilt, in 1847 it was renovated from the foundations, while in 1966 it was renovated again from the foundations.
relies mainly on agriculture (mostly viticulture and olives).

  • Description

Ampelos village (Greek: Άμπελος) is located at the north of the island, at the northern foothills of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis).   The distances are:  from Samos town 24 km, from Karlovasi town 14 Km, from Pythagorio town 33 Km and from Marathokampos village 27 Km.

Administratively consists the local communities of Ampelos, which belongs to Vathi municipal unit, of East Samos Municipality, with Samos city capital.

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.

  • History & name

In 1851, at Samos hegemony period (1834-1912), “Nenedes” (Ampelos) with the villages Agios Konstandinos, Stavrinides, Manolates, Valeontades (abandoned), & Margarites (abandoned) they constituted the municipality of “Exi Geitonies” (=six neighbourhoods). In 1900 “Nenedes” became a separate municipality, In 1905 created a separate community and in 1907 the reconstitution the municipality of “Exi Geitonies” included again “Nenedes”. At 1912 (union of Samos with Greece) it became an independent community.

Its old name was Nenedes, and it derives from the surname “Nenes”, that was the first family that settled in this area. The oldest, known reference to the place name “Nenedes” there is at a donation contract of a house at 1774.  In 1957 theNenedes” renamed to current name “Ambelos”.

  • Settlements

Two settlements belong to Ampelos village, Livadaki  settlement at sea side, 3,5 Km north, with 27 inhabitants and Petalides settlement at sea side, 6,5 Km north north-west from village, with 40 inhabitants. Both located on the provincial road Samos-Karlovasi.

  • Tips

  • Half an hour walk from the village to the west, crossing a path where nature and lush vegetation encircles you, one arrives at the cave of Ampelos. Just a few meters from the cave there are the beautiful waterfalls. Don’t miss it.
  • Wander at the picturesque streets of the village with the beautiful and well-preserved houses,  beautiful samples of Samian architecture.
  • At the village you will find very good quality and large production of grapes for winemaking. Ask to taste local wine.
  • Just above the church, in the picturesque yard of a house, you find a really nice shop with local organic products like wine, olive oil, vinegar, Souma and more.
  • Video

Watch videos related to Ampelos village and waterfalls (by Nikolaos Tsoulos)


Address & Contact

Our Address

Ampelos Samos T.K. 83200


37.801760577877, 26.800656676292

Our Useful Features & Services

Nice view

Lush vegetation

Grocery store

Restaurant & coffe

Road: asphalt, uphill winding at the last 3,5 km


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Nick Marolias 26/06/2018 22:43

My future home.