The village is oriented to the north, on a slope with 40% grade and this giving the impression of a balcony over the Aegean Sea, with excellent view from east to the west and reaches till Chios island and Asia Minor coast. It’s a preserved traditional village, with plenty of water, surrounded with lush vegetation, vineyards and orchards.
Marathokampos it is lying southeast at the foot of “Kerkis” mountain, on the hillside “Fterias”. Built amphitheatrically, with stunning southwest view of the islands of Fourni, Patmos, Arki, Lipsi, Agathonisi Samiopoula even in Leros and kalimno, when the weather permits.
The exhibits and audiovisual equipment, show the everyday life during the Byzantine period, the history of the castle, the action of Lykourgos Logothetis, the fortress architecture in the Aegean and Samos and more.
It’s comfortable and quiet beach without waves. Half of the beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas for rent of the beach bars, while the other half retains its natural character. The name Kukunara, comes from the nickname of a fisherman who used to cast his net around this beach, at the period of 40s 60s.
The history of the cave begins from the ancient times, since there are indications that in the cave lived the Samian Sibyl “Phyto” (Sibyl where a women in trance who prophesied the future). In the Byzantine years and then the same cave was used as a sacred place of Christianity and as a place of asceticism.