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Samos

In brief

  • the greenest of the Greek islands with wonderful beaches
  • the homeland of the famous Pythagoras
  • the world-famous Moschato and traditional cheese production
  • the ancient Eupalinosa aqueduct – a miracle of ancient engineering
  • Herajon with the ruins of the Hera temple, included on the UNESCO list

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Hotel Erato Hotel Erato Samos

-30% 516 Gbp
360Gbp
  • blisko plaży
  • romantyczne wakacje
  • w centrum Karlovasi
  • kameralny i komfortowy
  • piękne widoki
  • Last minute

Hotel Saint Nicholas Hotel Saint Nicholas Samos

-26% 599 Gbp
439Gbp
  • family atmosphere
  • next to Mykali Beach
  • home cooking
  • mountainview
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Kampos Village Resort Hotel Kampos Village Resort Samos

-31% 663 Gbp
454Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • miniclub and playground
  • right next to the beach
  • 3 swimming pools
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Arion Hotel Arion Samos

-25% 619 Gbp
460Gbp
  • family holiday
  • view of the bay
  • close to the windsurfing centre
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Samaina Inn Hotel Samaina Inn Samos

-25% 723 Gbp
539Gbp
  • relax with children
  • miniclub and playground for children
  • close to the attractions of the island
  • hotel winery
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Proteas Blu Resort Hotel Proteas Blu Resort Samos

-35% 930 Gbp
601Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • spectacular location, wonderful views
  • beautiful architecture, modern design
  • very good service
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Doryssa Seaside Resort Hotel Doryssa Seaside Resort Samos

-24% 847 Gbp
642Gbp
  • ideal for families
  • rich animations
  • next to the beach
  • modern interiors
  • square with small church
  • Summer 2020

The island of ancient gods and wise men is a place that you can fall in love with at first sight. The crystal clear sea, beautiful beaches, picturesque mountains, wonderful Mediterranean vegetation and the famous Muscat.

The legendary birthplace of the goddess Hera and the famous mathematician Pythagoras is the ideal choice for everyone who wants to discover the real Greece. The beautiful mountain landscapes interspersed with vineyards and olive groves, gourmet cuisine and hospitable residents will make holidays in Samos long-remembered. This most green island of the Aegean Islands is approx. 44 km long and approx. 19 km wide, and only a short cruise through the Strait of Mycale separates Samos from the Turkish Kusadasi. The capital of Samos is Vathi (Samos Town), located in the eastern part of the island. There is an Archaeological Museum here with interesting collections, it is also worth visiting Ano Vathi, situated in the higher part of the city with traditional houses and churches. To the south of the capital is Pythagorion, named so in 1955 in honour of the most famous son of the island: Pythagoras. The narrow streets, picturesque port, where in the summer next to the local resorts many beautiful yacht moor, numerous shops, bars, taverns and restaurants constitute the attractiveness of this town. Without a doubt the wonderful piece of ancient architecture also gives it fame: the Tunnel of Eupalinos (Eupalinian aqueduct). In the north of Samos is Kokkari, a former fishing village, and currently a fashionable resort. The focal point of the town is the square, where the locals and tourists meet. Thanks to constant winds this place is especially popular with windsurfers. Karlovassi, the second largest island town, is a great base for exploring its western part. The loveliest district is Paleo Karlovassi with old buildings and narrow streets. In the area there is the sandy-pebble beach Potami surrounded by green cliffs, there are also waterfalls and numerous Byzantine churches. The southwestern part of Samos is an ideal place for nature lovers and enthusiasts of full relaxation. Two villages lie next to each other by the Limnionas bay: Kambos and Votsalakia, connected by a long, sand and shingle beach, which has a scenic background - Mount Kerkis (1434 m above sea level). From Votsalaki a marked trail that is approx. 12 km long leads to the top, half way up you can stop at the Evangelistria monastery. Another attraction in the area is the Cave of Pythagoras. There are mostly sand and shingle beaches in Samos, and the most popular of them are: near Kokkari - Lemonakia in a beautiful bay on the intensely blue sea, and Tsamadou - crescent-shaped with a separable section for nudists, Potami, Mikro Seitani and Megalo Seitani to the east of Karlovasi and Glicorisa, the long shingle and rocky Mykali and Psili Amos - sandy, gently shelving, popular primarily among families with children. During your stay on the island you simply must be sure to taste the local products, of which the most famous are the sweet wine Moschato Aspro, tasty honeys, traditionally made cheeses and superb oranges.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland-Samos - approx. 3 h.

Local time: GMT + 2h

Area: 778 km².

Population: approx. 34 thousand

Language: Greek, communication in English and German also possible.

Capital city: Samos

Voltage: 220 V.

Prices in hotels and taverns: Greek salad – from 4 EUR, spaghetti – from 5 EUR, moussaka, pizza – from 6 EUR, meat dish with extras – from 6 EUR, seafood – from 8 EUR, beer – from 2.5 EUR, glass of wine – from 2 EUR, bottle of wine – from 8 EUR, cooling drinks – from 2 EUR, coffee and tea – from 2 EUR.

Prices in shops: mineral water 0.5 l – from 1 EUR, bread – from 1-1.5 EUR, beer – from 1 EUR, wine – from 5 EUR, feta cheese– from 2.5 EUR.

Car rental: from approx. 35 EUR/day; car rentals accept Polish driving license, however, it is recommended to have an international driving license; due to insurance problems we recommend using the services of well-known car rentals.

Beaches: free, rental of 2 sunbeds and umbrella – approx. 5-7 EUR/day.

Transport: buses go to every town in Samos, ticket price from 1 EUR. Taxi fare approx. 2 EUR/1 km.

Obligatory tourist tax: Customers are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: 0.25-4 EUR/day/room/depending on the categorisation of the hotel; the fee collected since 01.01.2018, paid in the hotel.
Hotels:                                             Apartments:
1* and 2* – 0.5 EUR/day                  1* and 2* – 0.25 EUR/day
3* – 1.5 EUR/day                            3* – 0.5 EUR/day
4* – 3 EUR/day                               4* – 1 EUR/day
5* – 4 EUR/day

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there are too few participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Turkey/Ephesus — a unique opportunity to taste a bit of the Orient and reach one of the most beautiful and best preserved ancient cities of Turkey - Ephesus. Ferry passage from Samos or Pythagorion to Kusadasi, transfer by coach to Ephesus. A walk along the main street of one of the largest cities of the ancient world, the library of Celsus, amphitheatre, the Temple of Hadrian, the Gate of Hercules. Return to Kusadasi. Free time, which can be used to explore the charms of the lively resort or to visit the local bazaar. Polish citizens cross the Turkish border with a passport valid a min. of 6 months. Day trip Price - approx. 95 EUR (does not include lunch) + 10 EUR port tax.

Patmos — called the Aegean Jerusalem, it is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. For centuries, Patmos has been the destination of pilgrimages, both Catholics and Orthodox worshippers. It was here that St John the Apostle experienced revelations written into the Book of Apocalypse. The Cave of the Apocalypse commemorating this event, as well as the historical town of Chora with the monastery of St. John the Theologian (Evangelist), were entered onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. During the trip, there will also be free time for rest and discovering the attractions of the islet individually. Day trip Price - approx. 80 EUR (does not include lunch).

Island Tour — a fascinating excursion showing the highlights of the island. The route includes: the ruins of the Temple of Hera or Eupalinos, the monastery of Timios Stavros, the charming village of Pirgos, viewpoint in Koutsi, a visit to the most famous pottery workshop on the island in Karlovassi, a visit to a local winery with wine tasting, visiting Kokkari, the scenic fishing port. Day trip Price - approx. 50 EUR (does not include lunch).

Captain's picnic — cruise along the southern coast allowing to discover difficult to reach, picturesque coves with beautiful wild beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. A rare opportunity to relax in nature and bathe in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. On one of the beaches the crew prepares barbecued delicacies. Day trip Price - approx. 50 EUR (drinks additionally payable). Children: 0 - 6 y.o. - gratis; 6 - 12 y.o. - 50% discount.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Turkey/Ephesus — a unique opportunity to taste a bit of the Orient and reach one of the most beautiful and best preserved ancient cities of Turkey - Ephesus. Ferry passage from Samos or Pythagorion to Kusadasi, transfer by coach to Ephesus. A walk along the main street of one of the largest cities of the ancient world, the library of Celsus, amphitheatre, the Temple of Hadrian, the Gate of Hercules. Return to Kusadasi. Free time, which can be used to explore the charms of the lively resort or to visit the local bazaar. Polish citizens cross the Turkish border with a passport valid a min. of 6 months. Day trip Price - approx. 95 EUR (does not include lunch) + 10 EUR port tax.

Patmos — called the Aegean Jerusalem, it is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. For centuries, Patmos has been the destination of pilgrimages, both Catholics and Orthodox worshippers. It was here that St John the Apostle experienced revelations written into the Book of Apocalypse. The Cave of the Apocalypse commemorating this event, as well as the historical town of Chora with the monastery of St. John the Theologian (Evangelist), were entered onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. During the trip, there will also be free time for rest and discovering the attractions of the islet individually. Day trip Price - approx. 80 EUR (does not include lunch).

Island Tour — a fascinating excursion showing the highlights of the island. The route includes: the ruins of the Temple of Hera or Eupalinos, the monastery of Timios Stavros, the charming village of Pirgos, viewpoint in Koutsi, a visit to the most famous pottery workshop on the island in Karlovassi, a visit to a local winery with wine tasting, visiting Kokkari, the scenic fishing port. Day trip Price - approx. 50 EUR (does not include lunch).

Captain's picnic — cruise along the southern coast allowing to discover difficult to reach, picturesque coves with beautiful wild beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. A rare opportunity to relax in nature and bathe in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. On one of the beaches the crew prepares barbecued delicacies. Day trip Price - approx. 50 EUR (drinks additionally payable). Children: 0 - 6 y.o. - gratis; 6 - 12 y.o. - 50% discount.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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