• Fast facts

Village altitude  580 m, mountainous
Village land area 
0,04 km2
Region averege altitude
391 m, mountainous
Region land area 15,26 km2
Population 
2011: 245, 2001: 273,   1961: 933,  & 1940: 1.296 inhabitants.
Area per person  179 m² per person.

Economy relies mainly on agriculture (olives trees).

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  • Description

Spatharei village  (Greek: Σπαθαραίοι) is located at the south part of the island, and at the southwest foothills of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis) at “Bournias” area. The distances are: 21 km from Pythagorio town, 35 Km from Samos town, 25 Km from Karlovasi town and 20 Km from Marathokampos village.

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

At an altitude of 580m, it’s of the highest-built villages on the island, with excellent view where you can see from west to south at Dodecanese, Fourni and Iκaria islands, Kerkis Mountain and all the coastline of Marathokanpos.

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  • History & name

As reported by the author E.Stamatiadis, the name is deriving from one of its first residents, a priest named “Spathas” who was the father of 18 children. The author Nik.Dimitriou disagrees, claiming that the name derives from the first inhabitants that came here from village “Spathari”, in Euboea island. Probable both are partly true, maybe the priest came from the “Spathari” village of Euboea, he was called (nicknamed) “Spatha” because of his descent and consequently the village was named as such.

The villagers had the reputation of being perennial, there’re many of them who surpassed 100 years of life. The most typical, two cases of two women, Grammatiki and Maria, for which rumors say that in 1829 they lived in the village and the first was 130 years old and the other one was 160 years old. Then again, the registry records were not very exact these days!.

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  • Settlements

Eight settlements belong to Spatharei village,  Avanti settlement at the seaside, 6,5 Km south-west from Spatharei with 16 inhabitants,  Apostolos Pavlos 6,8 Km south from Spatharei , with 11 inhabitants, Vergi settlement at the seaside, 7,5 Km south-west from Spatharei with 14 inhabitants, Kalogeriko settlement at the seaside, 8 Km west from Spatharei with 9 inhabitants, Kirgianni settlement at the seaside, 8 Km south-west from Spatharei with 25 inhabitants, Limnionaki settlement at the seaside, 7,5 Km south-west from Spatharei with 14 inhabitants, Metochi settlement, 3 Km south-west from Spatharei without any inhabitants and Samiopoula island  south from Spatharei with 4 inhabitants,

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  • Tips

  • Stroll through the streets of the village.
  • Following the dirt road that starts from the village and after 5 Km you will reach Skoureika village.
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Address

Our Address:

Spatharei Samos TK 83104

GPS:

37.678228848486, 26.799986124039

Our Useful Features & Services

Caffe (traditional caffe with snack)

Grocery store

Road: asphalt, uphill winding

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