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About Samos

 

Samos is a beautiful island in the Agean sea and belongs to the island group of the Northern Agean (Samos, Chios, Lesbos Limnos, Thasos, Psara, Ikaria, Agios Efstratios, Inousses).

It is about 50 km by 20 km and has a shoreline of 159 km. You can find fine sandy beaches in the south and pebble ones in the north.

The island is known all over the world for its excellent sweet wine, Samos doux, made from the muscat grape. The great Pythagoras was born here about 2500 years ago.

There are about 36 villages on the island. Samos can be explored on foot following marked pathways (well more or less marked). If you decide to go on foot then you'll be overwelmed by the islands the scenery. You can also hire a moped or a car, or go by bus anywhere you like.

On Samos you will find a lot of trees and flowers, even during the hot summers. Although the great fire in 1999 has destroyed a great part of it, mostly in the southern part of the island, nature is kicking back fast. So please be carefull when you're in the countryside.

What I like most of all are the people of Samos, there friendly and full of live.

The only downside is: Once you've been there you just have to come back, over and over again.

Enjoy your stay.

 


 

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