Village altitude 185 m,
Village land area 0,03 km2
Region averege altitude 147 m, mountainous
Region land area 6,3 km2
Population 2011: 99, 2001: 135, 1920: 497 inhabitants..
Area per person 287 m² per person.
Economy relies mainly on agriculture (olives trees).
Skoureika village (Greek: Σκουραίικα) is located to the south of the island, and at southwest foothills of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis). The distances are: 14 km from Marathokampos village, 18 Km from Karlovasi town, 27 Km from Pythagorio town and 41 Km from Samos town. Administratively belongs to the “municipal unity of Marathokampos”.top
History & name
Most probably the name derives from the surname of the first villager that he inhabit this area, named George Skouras. Another explanation is that the first settlers came from the village named Skoura in Euboea island, as the author N.Dimitriou suggests in his book “Samian Folklore”.top
Three coastal settlements belong to Skoureika village, Kampos (=plain), 4,5 Km southwest from Soureika with 11 inhabitants, Perri, 2,4 Km distance southwest from Soureika, with 30 inhabitants and Pefkos (=pine), 7 Km distance southwest from Soureika , with 17 inhabitants,top
- At Pefkos settlement (4,5 Km southwest from Soureika) you will find tavern for dining in a nice position with view to the sea
- Just 2 Km before Skoureika village there is a paved road leading to Neochori village, after 1,7 Km.
- If you drive a 4×4 vehicle you can follow the dirt road to the east, which will lead you after 6 Km, to Spatharei village