• 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: Κοντέικα) 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 consists the local communities of Konteika, which belongs to Karlovasi municipal unit, of West Samos Municipality with Karlovasi capital.

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:

37.75666273045, 26.738990008831

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