The island of gods and scientists! Hera, goddess of Olympus, was born here. Dedicated to her the famous Heraion, one of the largest temples of the time that had the right to grant asylum. Here is Pythagoras, a great mathematician and scientist, known for the Pythagorean Theorem which also has its name. He was also the birthplace of the famous ancient astrophysicist Aristarchus, who first formulated the theory of the motion of the earth.
Samos is a green island in the Aegean, between pine forests and olive groves, in fragrant areas with citrus and fertile vineyards. Clear seas, traditional mountain settlements with fine local products and the famous Samian wine.
The capital of the island is the beautiful and traditional Vathi. Built amphitheatrically on the hillside with narrow streets, fairytale two-storey houses with tiles on their roofs, different, but so harmoniously tied. As you descend to the beach you will see a beautiful state along the sea with a long history, full of unique natural beauties, wonderful beaches, impressive sights and archeological monuments. An ideal destination for a relaxing holiday, it offers the possibility for a variety of activities, such as nature walks, climbing and hiking.
Many villages that are worth visiting are besides Vathi, Karlovasi, Pythagorion, Kokkari, Manolates, Marathokampos etc. Admire the wonderful architecture of their houses, the wonderful coastal or mountain landscapes and try in the wonderful taverns, the traditional Samian delicacies. Traditional dishes and sweet delicacies such as Kampounia, Bourekia, Giaprakia, Keskeki, Xerotigana, Moustalevria, Katades & Tahinopita.
To get acquainted with the ancient history of the island of the goddess Hera, Aristarchus and Pythagoras, it is recommended to visit its museums and historical destinations. Worth the Habitat of Aliki, the Temple of Hera, the Eupalinean trench, the Polycrates walls, the Archaeological Site of Therma, the Archaeological Site of Pythagorion Castle, the Genoese castle in Potami, the Cave of Pythagoras, the Museum of Pythagoras, the Pythagorean Museum , the Folklore Museum of Samos, the Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum of Samos, Panagia Sarantaskaliotissa & the Monastery of Megali Panagia.
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Useful phone numbers:
Samos Port Authority (Vathi): 2273027318
Karlovasi Port Authority: 2273030888
Pythagorion Port Authority: 2273061225
Samos General Hospital "Agios Panteleimon" : 2273094207
First Aid: 2273022222
Samos Police Department: 2273022333
Samos Airport "Aristarchos": 2273087800-2
KTEL Samos: 2273027262
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