Samos is a beautiful island located in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea, just off the coast of Turkey. The island is known for its stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and rich history and culture. Visitors to Samos can explore the island’s charming villages, ancient ruins, and beautiful beaches, as well as enjoy its delicious cuisine, which is based on fresh seafood and local produce.
An important center of trade in the Aegean and a major naval force in antiquity, Samos came into contact with important Mediterranean cultures. The island saw times of indescribable splendor, evident until now. Even today, its proximity to the coast of Asia Minor makes the island a “bridge” between two cultures.
Samos is a place of lush vegetation, ideal for hiking and cycling. Walk along Kerkis Mountain, from Votsalakia in Marathocampos to its peak, Vigla Mountain. While hiking, you will come across over 1,400 species of rare plants, many of which are endemic to the island, as well as dozens of species of birds of prey. Explore your Samos travel guide and discover the highlights, secrets, and tips of the beautiful island.