Samos is an island in N.E. Aegean, lies east of the Ikarian Sea has an area of 470 km2. It is only 1500 meters from the coast of Asia Minor. The name means place high in antiquity, among others had taken many names like: Doryssa, Dryoussa, Parthenia, Anthemis, Melamfyllos and Phillas.
During your stay on the island of Samos not forget to visit and learn about: The Efpalinion Tunnel, aqueduct is one of the architectural wonders of antiquity. The Ireon temple of goddess Hera, which are numerous events in the "Heraia Pythagoria festival." The Archaeological Museum, the ancient theater of Samos, who until now happening cultural events and theatrical performances. The palace and the walls of the old city. The famous library of Samos, which works until now.The Paleontological Museum of Samos in the village of Mytilinioi and the folklore exhibition. The Wine Museum in the city of Samos in Vathi. The castle of Polycrates and the walls of the city of Pythagorion standing as towering examples of the old power and glory of the island that will enchant you. You can still enjoy the beautiful blue Aegean waters, magnificent beaches along the island with crystal waters and spectacular sunsets. Also, do not forget to visit: the many monasteries of Samos, who with devotion for centuries until now attract many visitors.
Samos has earned international renown thanks to its unique wine.The most important variety of vine on the island of Samos is the small-grained white muscat (in French: muscat blanc à petits grains) also known as «Moschoudi» or Muscat de Frontignan.To this day, the consecutive awards for the quality of Samian wines have been enhancing their visibility worldwide so much that Samos has been invariably associated to this cherished product (link: www.samoswine.gr). Among the island’s culinary specialties, baby goat, prepared in an endless variety of ways, is the first thing that comes to mind.Other favorite dishes: stuffed back meat baked in a stone oven, pork thighs prepared in garlic sauce with stewed potatoes or pasta in tomato sauce on the side.Yet another delicacy, typical of Samos, is «bourekia» although the recipe applied here is totally different from any other recipe of the kind practiced in Greece.
SUNSET AT SAMOS PORT
SAMOS TOWN BY NIGHT
STUFFED BACK MEAT
Samos in ancient times has made great personalities in the field of arts and sciences with worldwide reach like: The philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, the famous mathematician and astronomer Aristarchus of Samos. The painter Agatharkos, the famous architect Theodoros, Aesopos with the famous fables, the navigator Kolaeos who first dared to travel to the Atlantic Ocean and finally the great philosopher and daughter of Pythagoras Damo. Samos is an island with a great story, unbelievable beauty with a natural beauty that can satisfy all expectations for a holiday, cover all tastes.