Fast facts

Population 2021: 42 inhabitants
Older Censuses 2011: 42, 2001: 69, 1991: 93, 1981: 136, 1961: 216, 1940: 301, 1828: 122 inhabitants
Population density per Km² 16 inhabitants
Village altitude 
380 m, mountainous
Region averege altitude 390 m, mountainous
Village land area 
0,02 km2
Region land area 2,55 km2
Parish church 1 orthodox, Profitis Helias (Prophet Helias)
relies mainly on agriculture (mostly viticulture and olives).



Stavrinides village (Greek: Σταυρινήδες) is located at the north of the island, at the northern foothills of “Ambelos” mountain (or Karvounis).

The distances are:  from Samos town 26 km, from Karlovasi town 16 Km, from Pythagorio town 35 Km and from Marathokampos village 29 Km.

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

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

The village preserves elements of the local traditional architecture and since 2002, has been characterized by the Greek goverment, as settlement of special natural beauty (4754 / 30-4-2002), with many restrictions on the houses construction and repair.


History & Name

In 1851, at Samos hegemony period (1834-1912), Stavrinides with the villages Agios Konstandinos, Ampelos, Manolates, Valeontades (abandoned), & Margarites (abandoned) they constituted the municipality of “Exi Geitonies” (=six neighbourhoods). In 1900 Stavrinides  with Ampelos were separate municipality, in 1907 reconstitution the municipality of “Exi Geitonies” and included again Stavrinides and Ampelos. At 1912 (union of Samos with Greece) became an independent community.

The name derives from the surname of “Stavrinos” one of the first residents in the village.



In the past, there was a small settlement close to the village, named “Kosmades”, which is non-existent any more.



  • Visit the parish church of Prophet Elias, which celebrates on July 20th, when a very beautiful festival takes place at the village.
  • Until a few years ago a primary school used to function at the village. Now it is closed, because of the population decline.
  • The village is connected with Manolates village by paved path and is also a very nice route for walkers. There are also dirt roads (for 4X4) leading to the top of mountain “Ambelos” (or Karvounis).
  • Relax and enjoy the view in the small park at the village entrance.

Address & Contact

Our Address

Stavrinides Samos T.K. 83200


37.796347660836, 26.813686847687

Our Useful Features & Services

Nice view

Lush vegetation

Grocery store (for basic)

Traditiona caffe with snack

Road: asphalt, uphill winding at the last 5 km


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