Samos is a large island that has something for everyone: from large beach resorts to rustic villages, forests and interesting sightseeing. As Samos is an island with a long history, there are many sights that date from ancient times, such as the Sanctuary of Heraion and the Tunnel of Eupalinus. A very interesting sight to visit in Samos is also the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, located above Pythagorion. Apart from swimming in fantastic beaches and strolling around villages, Samos is a great place for hiking. Many hiking paths cross the green forests in the center of the island, leading to waterfalls and secluded coves.
The tannery museum is located in Karlovasi. It presents a sector which was at its highest peak from the beginning of the century until a few decades ago.
The beautiful church of the Transfiguration of the Christ is located right next to the Castle of Logothetis in Pythagorion.
The Monastery of Prophet Elias lies in western Samos at an altitude of 210 meters, 3 km to the southeast of Karlovasi. The church of the monastery, built in 1739 by the monk Grigorios, replaced a small chapel and few chambers that existed earlier on that site.
The Natural History Museum of the Aegean is located in the town of Mylinoi on the island of Samos. It is 12 kilometers from Samos Town. The building for the museum was built at the expense of Constantine Zimalis and his wife, Maria. They also created a foundation that bears their names.
Samos is an island that leaves you breathless with its exceptional natural beauty. One of these places is arguably the waterfalls of Karlovasi, in the area of Potami. These waterfalls form two small lakes with crystalline waters, ideal for swimming.
The small island of Samiopoula is close to the southern coast of Samos. Its name means small Samos and can be easily accessed from the ports of Pythagorion and Limanaki by speed or fishing boat. The itineraries are more frequent in summer and the trip from Pythagorion takes about an hour.
Northwest of Pythagorion in Samos, at an altitude of 125 meters above the sea level lies the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, or the Virgin of the Cave.
The Museum was established with the contribution of the Nikolaos Dimitriou Literary Foundation and has been operating since May 1997 in Pythagorio. The architectural style of the museum has clearly been influenced by traditional Samian architecture and is based on the work of Nikolaos Dimitriou.
Turned into a Museum in 2005, it displays artifacts of the defining history of Samos wine.
The Cave of Pythagoras is the place where the famous mathematician and philosopher was hiding when the tyrant of Samos,
Just outside Pythagorion, on the southern side of Samos, there are the ruins of Thermes, that is a Roman bath complex.
In the past, the Archaeological Museum of Pythagorion was housed in the Town Hall of Pythagorion, but in May 2010 a new building was inaugurated. This new building is located in the city center of Pythagorion and next to the site of the ancient town of Samos.
The Archaeological Museum of Vathi, the capital of Samos, is housed in two different buildings. This modern building hosts a large collection of Archaic sculpture.
The Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis is a very significant structure in the history of Samos and Greece in general. A truly wonderful example of defensive architecture, the Castle was constructed in the 19th century using the remains of different archaeological monuments.
Considered to be one of the eight wonders of the ancient world, the Tunnel of Eupalinus today is a distinguishing feature and a much-frequented tourist spot in Samos.
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