Popular Accommodations in Samos
Highlights in Samos
- Heraion Excavation Site
- Wild romantic bathing bays
- Tunnel of the Eupalinos
- Excellent island cuisine
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Samos belongs to the insider tips among the holiday islands of Greece, especially as there is a very gentle tourism on the spot. If you are looking for a holiday home, an apartment or a vacation rental on the island, which is much greener than its neighbours, you will find it especially along the coasts. First and foremost is the island capital Vathy, which is also simply called Samos City. There you benefit not only from modernly furnished holiday apartments in the best location, but also from the walking distance to the numerous sights. The offer is very large also in coastal places like Agios Konstandinos and Paleokastro in the northeast as well as in Pagondas and Neo Karlovasi in the south of the island.
Vacation on Samos
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The fact that civilization flourished on the Greek islands more than 2,000 years ago can be felt on almost every corner of Samos, because everywhere there are old temples, excavation sites and ruins from Greek and Roman times to discover. Those who are enthusiastic about antiquity will especially get their money's worth by visiting the ancient city of Heraion, the remains of Pythagorio and the large temple of Herat. The journey through time is rounded off by the interesting collections of the Byzantine Museum and the Archaeological Museum in Pythagorio.Beach holiday on Samos
The warm and dry climate on Samos makes the island an attractive destination for bathers who want to avoid the crowds in other regions of Europe. Samos is characterised by its wild and romantic bathing bays, some of which are so hidden that they are ideal for an undisturbed picnic for two. In addition to the numerous pebble beaches, where wearing bathing shoes is recommended, Samos also has some very beautiful sandy beaches such as the beach of Votsalakia or the beach Psili Ammos.
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As soon as the rainfall on Samos drops noticeably in April and the mercury reaches the 20 degree mark at around eight hours of sunshine per day, the local holiday season begins, which extends well into October. Ideal conditions for a bathing holiday prevail on Samos between June and October thanks to water temperatures of up to 23 degrees Celsius.Journey to Samos
The best way to reach your vacation rental on Samos during the high season is via the international airport Samos-Aristarchos, which is served by many airlines via a stopover in Athens. Alternatively, you can travel directly to Athens by plane and board a ferry at Piraeus harbour, which takes around 9-12 hours to cross to Vathy.
The slave Äsop, known from numerous fables, is said to have lived on Samos.
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When the tunnel was carved into the rock in the 6th century BC over a length of 1,036 metres, it was considered to be the longest tunnel in the world. Take a guided tour down into this technical marvel and learn more about how such an achievement was possible in antiquity.A very special souvenir
If you are looking for an interesting souvenir for your loved ones, a "Pythagorean mug" is just the thing. Anyone who fills this special wine cup too greedily will have to watch how the cup empties itself again. The principle of this cup, designed by the great Pythagoras, still fascinates today as it did two and a half thousand years ago.Specialities from the island cuisine
Good food is just as much a part of Samos as sun and sea. Take the opportunity to taste local specialities such as baked anchovies (marides), aubergines (pirivolarika) stuffed with cheese and lamb and spicy lamb (exochiko) in one of the traditional taverns.