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