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Samos is the most visited island in the North-Eastern Aegean islands, keeping nevertheless its beauty and calm character. It is s a particularly verdant island which has kept a big part of its impressively green forests. Busy resorts, crowded beaches, intensive nightlife but also secluded coves, traditional villages, significant archaeological sites and peaceful places can be found in Samos.

In ancient times, it was a particularly rich and powerful city-state. It is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct, a marvel of ancient engineering. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun.

Samian wine was well known in antiquity, and is still produced in the island. A great portion of the island is covered with vineyards, from which muscat wine is made.


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Pythagorio Harbor

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Port

Pythagorio Harbor, sometimes referred to by the locals by its old name Tigani (frying pan), is the best natural harbor in Samos. It provides all-weather shelter although the outer harbor is open to the SE.

Lagoon 380

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Catamaran for Charter

  • Berths 8
  • Built 2014
  • Length 38.00 ft

Marathokampos Harbor

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Port

Marathokambos is a small harbor on the SW side of Samos, lying 15 miles west of Pythagorion and around 14 miles NE of the Fournoi Islands. In settled weather it is a delightful anchorage with water clear enough to swim off your boat with several taverns ashore.

Karlovasi Harbor

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Port

Karlovasi Harbor is a commercial harbor on the NW side of the island of Samos. It is located some distance from the actual town of Karlovasi.

Sail la Vie 50DS

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  • Berths 10
  • Built 2012
  • Length 50.00 ft

Near the Potami beach you will find the great waterfalls of Karlovasi. Walking through a nice path two small beautiful waterfalls are revealed.

Samos Marina is situated in a strategic location on the island of Samos, at the eastern Aegean Sea. It is located on the southeast part of the island, just 500m away from the picturesque village of Pythagorio and at a very short distance (3km) from the island's international airport (IATA:SMI).

Klima Anchorage

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Anchorage

Klima is a cove just West of Poseidonio. It offers slightly less protection from the meltemi than Poseidonio but it provides better holding and it is another alternative.

Erato

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Motor Sailer for Charter

  • Berths 19
  • Built 2001
  • Length 100.00 ft

Kerveli Anchorage

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Anchorage

Kerveli is a cove that offers better protection than Mourtia. The bottom is rather foul with lots trash including beer cans, oars, and tires.

Psili Ammos Anchorage

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Anchorage

This a shallow sandy cove whose name means fine sand, is at the narrowest of the Samos Strait, just W of Poseidonio. There is a tavern ashore.

Mourtia Anchorage

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Anchorage

Mourtia is a nice sandy bay is at the foot of the Zoodochos Pigi Peninsula. It is pleasant anchorage but open to the S and E, and it is not good place to overnight.

Tsopela Anchorage

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Anchorage

Tsopela is an anchorage right across from the small island of Samiopoula. It is protected from the N and the NE but exposed to the S.

Mikri Lakka Anchorage

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Anchorage

Mikri Lakka is about 1 Mile South of Mourtia, there is a nice deserted cove that affords fairly good protection from the meltemi. Anchor in 5 m over sand and some weed.

Poseidonio Cove

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Anchorage

The cove of Poseidonio or Moulebraim is maybe the best protected cove in Samos. Unfortunately the bottom is weed and loose mud which does not provide good holding.

Megali Lakka Anchorage

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Anchorage

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The monastery of the Holy Cross is located in the east-central part of Samos island. First built in 1582, the monastery is one of the oldest religious constructions of the Island.

Malagari winery, is situated a short distance from the town of Vathi. It serves the whole island, along with Karlovasi winery.

Vathy Fishing Shelter

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Small Harbor

A fishing shelter sized 80 X 60 m, has been built at the end of the quayed southeast shores of the port of Samos. The entrance is 30-meter wide, it is set to the northwest and lights exhibit from each of the entrance’s sides.

Kokkari Fishing Shelter

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Small Harbor

Perri Beach consists of a small pebbled beach and a couple of houses, southwest of Skoureika and Pirgos in the Marathokampos Bay. You can reach it over a (partly) dirt track from an exit just before the village of Balos or via the village Koumeika.

Mikro (small) Seitani is a tiny pebbly beach, only some 150 meters long, with deep very clean sea; the beach is open to the North and the northern winds raise high waves when blowing. It is situated at the northern coast of the island, some 36 kilometers northwestern to the town of Samos and 4 kilometers after Karlovasi.

Mourtia Beach at Vathy

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Beach

Mourtia is located in the eastern part of the island, 7 km from the town of Samos, and is accessed via the Vlamari valley. It lies just below the monastery of Zoodochou Pigis.

Mykali Beach at Vathy

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Beach

The beach of Mykali is a 3-kilometers-long beach, with big pebbles is situated at a distance of some 7 kilometers southern to the capital town of Samos. Found at the southeastern coast of the island, the beach is well protected from the winds; the sea is very clean but not very shallow.

Pefkos (the word means pine tree in Greek) is a 200 meters long beach with big pebbles, situated at a distance of some 37 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos. The beach is found at the southwestern coast of the island, within the bay of Marathokambos, close to the well known beach of Psili Ammos; it is well protected from the winds and sea is rather deep and very clean.

Potami (meaning river in Greek) is an 800 meters long pebbly beach with rather deep and clean sea, not protected at all from the northern winds which raise high waves when blowing. It is situated at the northern coast of the island, some 34 kilometers far from the town of Samos at the Northwest and 2 kilometers after Karlovasi.

The tiny, only 100 meters long, pebbly and secluded beach of Sykia (meaning fig tree in Greek) is situated at a distance of some 30 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos and 19 kilometers western to Pythagorio; the sea is very clean and not very deep and the beach, found at the southern coast of the island, is rather well protected from the northern winds. There are not accommodation facilities at the beach, nor in the area around; for lodging you should go to the neighboring more tourist areas.

Tsabou Beach at Vathy

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Beach

Tsambou is a small beach only some 350 meters long, with big pebbles, deep and very clean sea, open to the northern winds which raise high waves when blowing. The beach is situated at a distance of some 15 kilometers northwestern to the capital town of Samos and 3 kilometers before arriving to Aghios Constantinos, a bit off the circular road of the northern coast connecting the town of Samos with Karlovasi.

Tsamadou Beach at Vathy

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Beach

The 400-meters-long pebbly beach of Tsamadou is situated some 12,5 kilometers far from the town of Samos at the Northwest; the sea is very clean and not very deep, but it is not protected from the northern winds that raise high waves when blowing. The beach is found a bit off the circular road of the northern coast connecting the town of Samos with Karlovasi, in short distance after Kokkari.

The tiny, only 100 meters long, pebbly beach of Tsopela is situated at a distance of some 29 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos and 18 kilometers western to Pythagorio ; the sea is very clean and not very deep and the beach, found at the southern coast of the island, is well protected from the northern winds. No accommodation facilities are available at the beach, nor in the area around; for lodging you should go to the neighboring more tourist areas.

Svala Beach at Vathy

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Beach

The beach of Svala is a long (up to 1,5 kilometers) pebbly beach, with big pebbles, situated at the northern coast of the island, some 19 kilometers northwestern to the town of Samos, a bit off the northern circular road connecting the town of Samos with Karlovasi and Aghios Constantinos. The sea is deep and very clean but the beach is totally unprotected from the northern winds, which raise huge waves when blowing.

Varsamo is a tiny, only 250 meters long beach is situated at a distance of some 68 kilometers western to the town of Samos. It is a pebbly beach with nice pebbles and very clean sea of medium depth.

The 3000 long beach of Potokaki and Doryssa is situated in front of the homonymous well known tourist resort, at a distance of some 14 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos and 3-4 kilometers western to Pythagorio. It is a beach with sand and pebbles and the sea is not very deep; as it is found within the bay of Pythagorio, at the southeastern coast of the island, it is well protected from the winds.

Mikri Lakka is found in the Eastern department of Samos, 7 km roughly from the city. Is good for fishing but the access in this becomes only from the sea with boat.

The small, some 200 meters long, sandy beach of Psili Ammos (meaning fine sand in Greek) is situated at the southeastern coast of the island, at a distance of some 9 kilometers southern to the capital town of Samos. It is a beach that is worth its name, with nice fine sand, pretty shallow, very clean sea and well protected from the winds.

Pythagoreio Beach

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Beach

The tiny (only 100 meters long) pebbly beach of Pythagorio is situated at the southwestern coast of the island, in front of the town of Pythagorio and beside its port; it is found at a distance of some 11 kilometers southwestern to the capital of the island. The sea is not very deep and as the beach is located within the bay of Pythagorio, it is well protected from the winds.

The small (only some 200 meters long) pebbly beach of Poseidonio is situated at the southeastern coast of the island, at a distance of some 10 kilometers southeastern to the capital town of Samos. It is a beach with rather shallow, very clean sea and, as it is located within a small cove, it is very well protected from the winds.

The tiny beach just beside the small port of the tourist settlement Ormos Marathokambou is situated at a distance of some 45 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos. The sea is of medium depth and very clean and, as it is found at the southwestern coast of the island, within the bay of Marathokambos, it is well protected from the winds.

The small (400 meters long) beach of Psili Ammos (the word in Greek means fine sand) is a sandy beach with fine sand from which it has taken its name; it is also referred to as Chrissi Ammos (golden sand), because of the color of the sand. The beach is situated some 51 kilometers southwestern to the capital town of Samos.

Balos is a 400 meters long beach with big pebbles, situated at a distance of some 40 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos. The beach is found at the southwestern coast of the island, within the bay of Marathokambos, close to the well known beach of Psili Ammos; it is well protected from the winds and the sea is very clean and deep.

Gagou Beach at Vathy

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Beach

The small (only some 200 meters long) pebbly beach of Gagou is situated at the northeastern coast of the island, at a distance of less than 2 kilometers northern to the capital town of Samos. It is a beach with shallow and clean sea and as it is located within the bay of Vathy it is well protected from the winds.

Galazio Beach at Vathy

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Beach

The beach of Galazio is located in the north east side of the island, next to the settlement of Agia Paraskevi. The crystal clear water and the amazing landscape will fascinated you.

The rather small, only 400 meters long, beach of Ireon, pebbly and partly sandy, is situated at a distance of 17 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos and 6 kilometers western to Pythagorio. The sea is not very deep and as the beach is found within the bay of Pythagorio, at the southeastern coast of the island, it is well protected from the winds.

The small beach of Avlakia is situated at a distance of some 15 kilometers northwestern to the town of Samos. It is a beach with deep and very clean sea, open to the north and affected by the northern winds that raise high waves when blowing.

Asprochorti is located in the eastern part of the island, 7.4 km to the west of the town of Samos.

Agios Ioannis Eleimonas (i.e St.

Agia Paraskevi is situated in the eastern part of the island, in the Galazio location, 9.5 km from the town of Samos.

Agios Isidoros is situated at a distance of some 68 kilometers western to the town of Samos. Found at the western coast of the island, it faces the open see and it is not protected at all from the winds which raise high waves when blowing.

The tiny beach of Agios Nikolaos, extended in front of homonymous tourist settlement, is situated at the northern coast of the island, some 27 kilometers northwestern to the town of Samos. The beach is open to the North and affected by the northern winds.

Aspres (the word means white in Greek) is a 350 meters long beach with pebbles, situated at a distance of some 47 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos. The beach is found at the southwestern coast of the island, within the bay of Marathokambos, close to the tourist resort of Ormos Marathokambou; it is well protected from the winds and the sea is very clean and not very deep.

The beach of Megalo (big) Seitani is a small beach, only 350 meters long, with coarse sand, situated at a distance of 38 kilometers far from the capital town of Samos, at the Northwest. The sea is pretty deep and very clean, not protected at all from the northern winds, which raise high waves when blowing.

The tiny beach of Kambos (meaning “plain” in Greek), a beach with coarse pebbles, is situated at a distance of some 16 kilometers northwestern to the town of Samos; the beach has deep and very clean sea and it is open to the north and affected by the northern winds that raise high waves when blowing. It is found some 2 kilometers before arriving to Aghios Constantinos, half kilometer off the circular road of the northern coast that connects the town of Samos with Karlovasi.

Lemonakia (the word means small lemons in Greek) is a rather small beach, 400 meters long, with pebbles; the sea is not very deep and very clean but, as it happens with many of the beaches at the northern coast, it is not protected from the northern winds that raise high waves when blowing. The beach is found at a distance of some 12 kilometers northwestern to the town of Samos, a bit off the circular road of the northern coast connecting the town of Samos with Karlovasi, in short distance after Kokkari and beside the beach of Tsamadou.

Limnionas is a small beach, only 400 meters long, with nice coarse sand, very clean and deep sea; as it is found within the bay of Marathokambos at the southwestern coast of the island, it is also well protected from the winds. The beach is situated at a distance of some 53 kilometers far from the capital, to the Southwest.

Livadaki Beach at Vathy

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Beach

It is found in the northern side of island, westwards of Karlovasi. In the beach you will find beach bar and tavern, and for those that have athletic concerns here are organized each year tournament beach volley.

Megali Lakka is found in the Eastern department of Samos, 7 km roughly from the city. Is good for fishing but the access in this becomes only from the sea with boat.

Situated some 46 kilometers far from the town of Samos at the Southwest, very close to the tourist resort of Ormos Marathokambou, Kambos Marathokambou (the word means the fields of fennel in Greek) is an extended, some 3 kilometers long beach, with sand and pebbles, also known as Votsalakia (small pebbles in Greek). The sea is rather deep and very clean and, as it is found within the bay of Marathokambos, at the southwestern coast of the island it is well protected from the winds.

Kokkari Beach at Vathy

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Beach

The beach of Kokkari is a 500 meters long, a pebbly beach, situated at a distance of 9,5 kilometers northwestern to the capital town of Samos. The sea is pretty deep and very clean, unprotected from the northern winds which raise high waves when blowing.

Karlovasi Beach

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Beach

The 1000-meters-long beach at the port of Karlovasi is a sandy beach with fine sand, situated at a distance of some 32 kilometers southwestern to the capital town of Samos, in front of the town of Karlovasi, beside the port. The sea is pretty shallow, but it is totally unprotected from the northern winds which raise high waves when blowing.

Klima Beach at Vathy

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Beach

The small beach of Klima is situated at the southeastern coast of the island, some 14 kilometers southern to the capital town of Samos. The sea is pretty shallow and very clean and the beach is well protected from the winds.

Kedros is a tiny, sandy beach with very clean sea of medium depth, situated at a distance of some 63 kilometers southwestern to the town of Samos. Found at the western coast of the island, the beach is open to the west and it is not much protected from the winds.

The small (only some 200 meters long) pebbly beach of Kerveli is situated at the eastern coast of the island, at a distance of some 8 kilometers southeastern to the capital town of Samos. It is a beach with shallow and very clean sea and, as it is located within the homonymous bay, it is pretty well protected from the winds.

Samos Dive Center

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Diving Center

Samos Dive Center opened in 2007 when the new Greek diving law came into effect. It is a PADI dive resort that caters to small numbers of divers, snorkelers and passengers who want to explore the underwater world in Samos.

Aegean Scuba

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Diving Center

At the Kerveli Village Hotel our modern and fully equipped dive center can cater to all needs. We are a PADI certified dive center which is the largest and most widely recognized diving certification and is aimed primarily at the recreational diver.

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