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The village was built early of 17th century and the name comes (in Greek, Palaio-kastro=old castle) from a small castle (Byzantine period), which was probably built during the 7th-8th a.c.

Located at the center of the island, and at the south-west foothills of “Ambelos” (or Karvounis) mountain. It is the highest village on the island, with beautiful view over the southwest foothills of the mountain “Ambelos” …

The village has charming architecture, with many picturesque stone-floored houses, with “sachnisi” (closed balcony with light materials) and external stairs, festooned with flowers, unfortunately many of them abandoned.

The library has about 30,000 items. It’s housed in a two-storey neoclassical building and built in 1893-1895. The two-storey neoclassical building. The mansion was owned to “Miltiades George”, who bequeathed it by will in 1900, in…

locate at the southerly of the island, and at southwest foothills of “Ambelos” (or Karvounis) mountain, just 14 km from Marathokampo village, 18 Km from Karlovasi, 27 Km from Pythagorio and 41 Km from Samos town. Administratively belongs to the &…

In altitude 580m, it’s of the highest village on the island, excellent view where you can see from west to south at Dodecanese, Fourni and Icaria islands, Kerkis Mountain and all the coastline of Marathokanpos.

Smallest but not least

It’s one of the smallest villages in the island, with plenty of water, surrounded with lush vegetation, vineyards and orchards and has excellent view to the north.

The theater was built during the 4th century BC and suffered several modifications during the Roman period.

Samos unit of Aegean University was established in 1987. It’s headquartered in Karlovasi of Samos island

was founded in 1730 (or 1735), by the monk Azaria

Metochi Zoodochou Pigis Kotsika was founded in 1730 (or 1735), by the monk Azaria from New Ephesus, and belongs to the Samian Monastery “Panagia Vrontiani” in Vourliotes village.