• Fast facts

Population 2021: 83 inhabitants
Older Censuses 2011: 107, 2001: 166, 1991: 179, 1981: 262, 1961: 504, & 1940: 661, 
1869: 478 inhabitants
Population density per Km² 8 inhabitants
Village altitude 
600 m
Region averege altitude 630 m, mountainous
Village land area 
0,02 km2
Region land area 10,62 km2
Parish church 1 orthodox, agios Dimitrios (Saint Dimitrios), three aisles church which was built in 1864.
relies mainly on agriculture (olives trees and viticulture).

  • Description

Pandrosos village  (Greek: Πάνδροσος) is located at the center of the island, at the south-west foothills of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis). The distances are: 20 km from Pythagorio town, 33 Km from Samos town, 23 Km from Karlovasi town and 20 Km from Marathokampos village.

Administratively consists the local communities of Pandrosos, which belongs to Pythagoreion municipal unit, of East Samos Municipality, with Samos city capital.

It is the highest altitude village on the island, with beautiful view over the southwest foothils of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis), and is also one of the few villages that do not have view to the sea.

Τhe villages Pandrosos and Mesogios, which located 800 m southerly,  are interrelated, with common history and original name..

  • History

According “Samiaka” (1862) by the E.Stamatiadi, the first settlers of the villages were two families “Arvanites*” from Albania, warriors fighting the Turks under the leader Skanderbeg (George Castriot) which after his death were dispersed all over to escape from the Ottomans.
* Arvanites are a population group in Greece, from the current Northern Epirus, whose members speak Arvanitika, a mix of Albanian language.

Em. Kritikidis in his book “Topography of Samos” (1869), states that the first settlers were Albanians.

The author Ν.Zafiriou, in his book “Archive of Samos” (1945-1946) disagrees and claims that there were not only two families but more and it was not Arvanites but Greeks from south Epirus. And concludes, that if they were Arvanites, there must have been names in the area in their dialect, while there aren’t any.

The author “N.Dimitriou”, in his book “Folklore of Samos” (1983-1997) disagrees also with the view that the first inhabitants were Arvanites. Additionally he supports the point of view, that if they were Arvanites, some would continue to speak this dialect or some words from it while there aren’t any. Additionally, the dialect of these villages, looks amazingly close with some villages of Tinos island and it’s possible that they cameme from there, or at least, to have a common origin. The author, excludes any possibility of Arvanites coming to Samos.

Supporting the view of author Dimitriou, it is more likely that the first inhabitants were not Arvanites but from Tinos island.

  • Name

The first name of the village wasPano (=Upper) Arvanites” which according to the author Ν. Zafiriou, the first name of the village “Arvanites”, originated from the characterization that given to them, the inhabitants of the neighboring villages (Pirgos and Mavratzei), who called them so disparaging.

It is less probable the opinion that the name “Arvanites” came from the origin of the first settlers, as supports the author Ep. Stamatiadis.

Since 1958, the name of the village was changed to “Pandroso” which was probably chosen due to the cool climate (Pandrosos= full of coolness).

It is very likely that you will hear it, even today as “Pano Arvanites” or “Arvanites” for both villages (Pandrosos and Mesogeios) since many of the locals still use the old name of these villages.

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Address & Contact

Our Address

Pandrosos Samos T.K. 83104


37.729261578649, 26.828632116318

Our Useful Features & Services

Beautiful view

to southwestern slopes of the "Ambelos" mountain

Lush vegetation

Although the area has a large blow of the fires at 2000, new vegetation grow quickly, and in a few years will have again the vegetation it deserves.

Caffe (traditional)

Grocery store (for basic)

Road: asphalt, uphill, winding


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