Village altitude 220 m
Village land area 0,05 km2
Region averege altitude 230 m, mountainous
Region land area 14,1 km2
Population 2011: 368, 2001: 520, 1940: 800 inhabitants.
Area per person 143 m² per person.
Economy relies mainly on agriculture (horticulture, viniculture, olive), during past times the main crop was tobacco.
Idroussa village (Greek: Υδρούσσα), is located at the north of the island, at the northwest foothills of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis), surrounded by vineyards and forests, with beautiful view to the plain of Karlovasi and to the sea. The distances are: from Samos town 33 km, from Karlovasi town 6,5 Km, from Pythagorio town 42 Km and from Marathokampos village 19 Km.
Administratively consists the local communities of Idroussa, which belongs to Karlovasi municipal unit, of West Samos Municipality with Karlovasi capital.top
History & name
From existing testimonies, the village was built before 1625. Its original name was Fourni (meaning furnace) because there were many furnaces in the area, used for the production of ceramic pots, during ancient times. Later, in 1950, it’s renamed “Idroussa” (Υδρο-ούσσα = having lots of water) because of the aboudance of water in the area.
The village stands out with its picturesque houses and has enough of Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments in the area.
It is worth visiting the church “Agios Athanasios and Cyril” build at 1782 with remarkable frescoes and the church “Kimisis tis Theotokou” (=Assumption), build at 1663, located at the area “Petalouda”, also with remarkable frescoes.top
- The surrounding area, has great archaeological interest, as evidenced by remains of old buildings and ceramics, mainly of the Byzantine era.
- The biggest social event of the village it’s the feast of “Agios Ioannis Baptists” at August 29, one of the largest in Samos.
- Visiting the church “Agios Athanasios and Cyril”
- Visiting the church “Kimisis tis Theotokou” at the area “Petalouda”