Samos is not only one of the most popular, but also one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. This gem of the Eastern Aegean stands out for its lush green natural setting, quaint fishing villages, and stunning beaches. Given that Samos island sits very close to the Turkish coasts, there are daily ferries to Kusadasi in Turkey. What’s more, holidays in Samos is a great opportunity for island hopping to the nearby islands of Ikaria and Fourni.
The coastal line of Samos is fringed with many beautiful beaches, such as Tsamadou, Tsabou, Psili Ammos and Agios Konstantinos. If you manage to peel yourself away from the beautiful Samos beaches, you should go sightseeing. There are many archaeological monuments and sites from several historical periods all around the island. According to the myth, Samos was the island of the ancient Greek goddess Hera. That’s why locals constructed a large sanctuary, the Heraion, in her honor. Close to the Heraion, there’s the Tunnel of Eupalinus, which used to be the aqueduct of Ancient Samos and among the greatest technological achievements of its time.
For those who love exploration, there are even more places to discover in Samos. One of them is the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani above Pythagorion. There, you’ll find a mysterious cave church, where the holy icon of the Virgin Mary was allegedly found. Those who prefer trekking will be happy to know that many hiking paths are crossing the island!