In the clear blue Aegean Sea, just off the coast of Turkey, the beautiful island of Samos shimmers in the Greek sun. It is the birth island of Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher, and a beloved holiday destination, thanks to its perfect mix of culture, nature, lovely beaches and pleasant climate. Fall in love with the beautiful green island of Samos from a well-situated villa or holiday home!
Holiday homes on Samos
From the comfort of a holiday home or villa on Samos, you can experience the very best of the 'couleur locale' of the island. Can you already picture yourself in a free-standing white villa on a cliff overlooking the sea with its own swimming pool? Relaxing on your terrace snacking on locally produced olives with a glass of wine in one hand and a good book in the other? There’s no need to rush because, after all, you're on holiday. But there is plenty to see and do! Take a dip in the clear blue sea, enjoy a fabulous lunch at a Greek tavern, go on a beautiful nature walk or tour the island and all its sights.... you can do it all from our holiday homes on Samos.
Samos, a true hiker’s paradise
On Samos you can enjoy deep blue seas, breathtaking nature and a rich history and culture! Samos has a green landscape with wooded hills and mountains. Kérkis, located in the west, is the highest mountain on the island and has an altitude of 1440 metres (Viglia). The island is primarily home to fir, pine, citrus and olive trees as well as vineyards (where the famous sweet desert wine of Samos comes from). The interior is absolutely worth exploring from your holiday home on Samos. Winding roads take you along hills covered with vines, rugged mountains, green valleys, quiet mountain villages, ancient monasteries, churches and traditional taverns. Stop in a village for a Greek meal and enjoy it outdoors under the plane trees! Samos is popular with hikers, especially during the spring. Countless marked trails can be found, from a climb along old donkey trails and through woods to routes along vineyards, olive groves and clear mountain streams. Along the way you will find quiet mountain villages, charming chapels and perhaps even a herd of goats. The lovely green Nightingale Valley in the Ambelos Mountains is a popular hiking area. Explore the island of Samos on foot during a villa holiday!
Beach holiday on Samos
It goes without saying that, in addition to hiking on Samos, you can also enjoy a holiday filled with sun, sea and sand! Along the coast you will find charming seaside resorts, picturesque seaport towns and beautiful sand and pebble beaches that alternate with cliffs and small bays. Popular bathing areas are Kokkari, Pythagorion, Ireon, Agios Konstandinos and Votsalakia. The capital of Samos City is also located on the coast. It is situated in a beautiful bay and has a lively harbour and promenade as well as two beaches. Take a stroll through the old part of town, Ano Vathi, where you’ll find a more traditional atmosphere in the maze of small streets. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum in the city.
Sights of Samos
Samos has a rich history and culture. The entire island is covered with the exciting remains of antiquity. A few examples are the (ruins of the) Temple of Hera (Heraion, UNESCO) and the Pythagoreion, including the remains of Roman baths, the old city walls and the Efpalion tunnel. There are also numerous other sights to explore on the island, such as the Moni Vronda and Zoodochos Pigis, as well as countless caves, like the Cave of Pythagoras, where Pythagoras once hid out. In a nutshell, there is plenty to see and do on the island of Samos and it can all be experienced from the comfort of a holiday home or villa!