Posidonio beach (Greek Ποσειδώνιο, former name Moulay Brahim) it is a beach with small pebbles, calm waters, which mainly serves the locals of the settlement and guests of hotels.
Located in the settlement of Posιdonιο which is enclosed by a beautiful bay where frequented many sailing boats.
The settlement and its history
The settlement of Poseidonio belongs to the periphery of Paleokastro village and is located at the coast, 8 Km southeast of the village.
It has 30 permanent residents, according the 2011 census, but during the summer months its population multiplies, by businessmen who have tourism businesses at the settlement, but mainly by visitors, as it is one of the well-known tourist destinations of the island. The economy of the settlement is supported exclusively by tourism.
The original name of the settlement was “Vourkaria” (mud area), probably due to the mud from the stagnant waters. From the middle of the 19th c. the name was “Mulabraim” by the Turkish Mullah Ibrahim who, during his traveling from Egypt to Constantinople, was captured by the Pirates in the area and they sank his ship. At the end of 20th c. was renamed as “Posidonio“, from the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon that existed in the area.
The large and safe, from the sea turbulence , gulf of Posidonιο, but also its strategic position, for the control of ships movement at the straits of Mykali, attracted inhabitants from antiquity.
Until the beginning of the 18th c. buildings remains of an ancient Greek city were preserved, also ruins of two ancient temples (one was dedicated to Posidon), as well foundations of an ancient marble tower in which they were placed a chain ending to the opposite coast of Asia Minor, in order to prevent the passage of ships from the straits of Mykali, as reported by Stamatiadis at Samiaka book.
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort named the gulf of Posidonio “port with galleys”, since in the years of the Genoese and the Venetians they anchored their galleys in order to protect merchant ships from pirate attacks, while crossing the Eptastadio porthmo (=seven-stage strait, Straits of Mykali).
During the period of Hegemony in Samos, it was an important transportation hub for maritime transport, passengers and goods to and from the coasts of Asia Minor. A customs office also operated in the area, to serve the trade.
- Length: 75 m
- Average width: 6 m
- Surround it by hotels
- Small pebble
- Quiet sea
- Lot of nature shadow
- Settlement beach
- Going in slowly
- Quiet sea
- Normal sea temperature
- Beautiful schools of fish
- Sun beds to let
- Parking free lot
- Best accessible by car