Fast facts

Population 2021: 292 inhabitants
Older Censuses
2011: 291, 2001: 505, 1991: 297, 1981: 303, 1961: 496, 1940: 642, 1886 : 367,  1869: 273 inhabitants
Population density per Km²
42 inhabitants
Village altitude 
300 m
Region averege altitude
320 m, mountain
Village land area 
0,04 km2
Region land area 7 km2
Parish church 1 orthodox, Genethlio tis Theotokou (Nativity of Virgin Mary), Byzantine style. It was built in 1895 by the Architect Angelos Krinaios. The cherch was severely damaged after the catastrophic earthquake of 6.7 Richter that struck Samos island on October 30, 2020, fortunately without casualties.
Economy
relies mainly on agriculture (viticulture, olives and vegetables). At the end  of 19th 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 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 .

Unfortunately, the village, suffered the greatest damage on the island, along with Samos city and Karlovasi, after the catastrophic earthquake of 6.7 Richter that struck Samos island on October 30, 2020, fortunately without casualties.

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History & name

The first settler, from whom the village took its name, was the shepherd Konstantinos Kontos who came in the middle of the 18th century from Platanos village.

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Tips

  • Remarkable is the church dedicated to Virgin Mary and build in 19th century. Unfortunately, the church was severely damaged by the catastrophic earthquake of 6.7 Richter, that struck Samos on October 30, 2020.
  • There was a small Folklore Museum created by the Greek-Australian Dimitris Katsikas, but the building was severely damaged by the catastrophic earthquake. We hope will soon be restored so that it can function again.
  • 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).
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Address & Contact

Our Address

Konteika Samos T.K. 83200

GPS

37.75666273045, 26.738990008831

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