• Fast facts

Village altitude  300 m
Village land area 
0,04 km2
Region averege altitude
320 m, mountain
Region land area 7 km2
Population 
2011: 291, 2001: 277, 1981:  303, 1961:  496, 1940:  642 inhabitants.
Area per person  132 m² per person.
Economy relies mainly on agriculture (viticulture, olives and vegetables). At the end  of 18th century the main crop was tobacco.

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  • Description

Konteika village (Greek: Κονταίικα) located in the northwestern part of the island, at the foot of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis). The distances are:  from Samos town 37 km, from Karlovasi town 7 Km, from Pythagorio town 33 Km and from Marathokampos village 9 Km.  Administratively it belongs  to the “municipal unity of Karlovasi”.

It is completely invisible from the sea, protected by pirates who infested the Aegean during earlier times .

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  • History & name

It took its name from the first settler, the shepherd “Konstantinos Kontos” from Platanos village, who settled there at 1750.

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  • Tips

  • Visit the church dedicated to Virgin Mary and build in 19th century. The charming village square is an example of island architecture.
  • Continuing the asphalt road to the south and you will reach after 3 km Platanos village .
  • From “Konteika” there’re plenty of dirt roads (east) which lead towards the interior and to “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis).

Address

Our Address:

Konteika Samos T.K. 83200

GPS:

37.75666273045044, 26.738990008830797

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