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: 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 .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).