In the clear blue Aegean Sea, just off the coast of Turkey, the beautiful island of Samos sparkles in the Greek sun. Birth island of the Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, and a popular holiday destination with its deep blue sea, beautiful sandy and pebble beaches, beautiful nature and exceptional archaeological remains. And much more. Get to know this green island from a beautifully situated villa or holiday home on Samos!
From a holiday home or villa on Samos, you can still taste the best of the 'couleur locale' of the island. Do you already see yourself sitting in a detached white villa, on a cliff by the sea, and with a pool for example? Sitting on your terrace enjoying the local olives and wine, with a good book? Just take your time, because you're on vacation. And there's plenty to see and do! A dip in the clear blue sea, lunch at the Greek tavern in the village, a beautiful nature walk, or an island tour along the sights... Discover it from our holiday homes on Samos.
On Samos, you can enjoy deep blue seas, beautiful nature, and a rich history and culture! The landscape of Samos is green, with wooded hills and mountains. Kérkis, in the western part, is the highest mountain range of the island, with a peak of 1440 metres (Viglia). The vegetation consists mainly of pine forests, fir trees, citrus and olive trees and vineyards (from the famous sweet dessert wine of Samos)! The interior is really worth a trip from your holiday home on Samos. Winding roads lead along vineyards, rugged mountains, green valleys, quiet mountain villages, old monasteries, churches and authentic tavernas. Stop in a village for a Greek meal, on a terrace under the plane trees! Samos is loved by hikers, especially in the spring. Numerous marked hiking trails can be found, like a climb along old donkey trails, through forests, past vineyards and olive groves, and clear mountain streams. On the way, you will find quiet mountain villages, chapels, and maybe even some goats. The Nightingale Valley, a green valley between Manolates and Vourliotes, is famous as a hiking area. So take a walk during a holiday in a villa on Samos!
Needless to say that in addition to walking on Samos, you can enjoy a holiday full of sun, sea and beach! On the coast, you will find cosy seaside resorts, picturesque harbours and beautiful sandy and pebble beaches, interspersed with rocks and small bays. Popular seaside resorts are Kokkari, Pythagorion, Ireon, Agios Konstandinos, Votsalakia. The capital, Samos-city, is also a seaside resort. It is located in a beautiful bay, and has a lively harbour and boulevard and 2 beaches. Stroll through the old part, Ano Vathi. In the maze of alleys, there is a more traditional atmosphere. And don't forget to visit the Archaeological Museum in the city.
Samos has a rich history and culture. All over the island, there are fascinating remains of antiquity. Some examples include the (remains of the) Temple of Hera (Heraion, UNESCO), and Pythagoreion, including remains of Roman baths, the old city walls and the Efpalion tunnel. In addition, there are many more on the island, such as Moni Vronda, and Zoodochos Pigis. There are also numerous caves, like the Cave of Pythagoras, the hiding place of Pythagoras. In short, plenty to see and do on this island, so experience it from a holiday home or villa on Samos!
Tunnel of Eupalinos, Temple of Hera, Panouris Ranch, Panagia Spiliani Church, and Heraion of Samos are some of the places to visit on Samos.
Some of the must-try activities on Samos are:
Travellers from the UK can reach Samos via flight.
Some of the recommended dishes on Samos are Revithokeftedes, Kamounia with eggs, zucchini blossoms stuffed with rice, pancakes, and Petimezi.
The best time to visit Samos is between June and September.