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Sightseeing in Samos - what to see. Complete travel guide

Winter in Samos Samos is a beautiful tourist resort, which is located in the Aegean Sea. This is a resort town that has focused all its economic activities on delivering travel services. This small island has no large industrial capital, so Samos totally works for tourists.
The island of Samos is one of the richest and most fruitful islands of the Aegean Sea. Its main gastronomy feature is still the Vathy wine which is produced on one of the local wineries. A … Open
Among the resort areas of the island the most significant ones are the following towns - Pythagorio, Karlovassi, Vatha and Kokkari. Pythagorio is located on the southern coast of the island and is famous for the fact that many years ago the great Pythagoras lived in this ancient town. Even though only ruins remained from the ancient town, tourists keep coming to see the surviving historical treasures - Roman baths, an ancient amphitheater, the old Ephpalinos Tunnel, which was built in 524 BC and was built to provide the town with water. Not far away from Pythagorio you will see the half-destroyed temple of Hera.
The most popular beach of Samos is named Potami. It stretches over one kilometer, and is located near the rocky ranges and magnificent forests. Don’t forget to make a walk to such secluded parts of the island as Megalo Seitani and Micro Seitani beaches. The majority of the beaches are covered by shingle, and some of them are not protected from the wind by mountains, so they attract many windsurfers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The city of Pythagoreio is considered to be a historical center of the island being its ancient capital. The territory of the city and of its suburbs is still worked and dug by … Open
There're plenty of nice museums on the island. In Pythagorio you can visit the Archaeological Museum, which is located in the building of the City Hall. Its exhibits are stored in the basement, where the low temperature remains even in the hottest weather. This allows keeping unique works of art in optimal conditions. Almost all the artifacts, which can now be seen in the museum, were found directly on the island. One of the most valuable is the statue of Emperor Trajan. Its height is 2.7 meters. Visitors can see an ancient sarcophagus dating back to the 6th century BC.
You can discover several interesting sightseeing objects in the vicinity of Karlovazi village. Many come here to admire unique mountain gorges and waterfalls, while others are attracted by the ancient Church of the Transfiguration, which is the oldest one on the island. Near the church, you can see the ruins of an ancient Venetian fortress.
The island of Samos attracts admirers of calm rest and recreation. The destination lacks a vast variety of buzzing entertainment establishments. Thus it is a perfect place to spend a great … Open
Directly in the village don't miss the opportunity to visit the Winemaking Museum. It is quite small, but it stores an interesting collection of exhibits. Here, you'll see the devices and tools that were used to make wine hundreds of years ago. Beautiful clay jugs, a collection of antique dishes and wooden barrels, in which wine was kept - that's just a small part of the museum's collection.
just sky At Cape Fonyas is an ancient castle of Lycurgus Logophet, built in the 19th century to protect the island from the Ottoman conquerors. From the moment of construction to the present time, the castle bears the name of its founder - a famous military leader. In the 19th century, it was at the head of the Greek naval squadron. Despite the fact that the fortress was built over a hundred years ago, it is considered one of the most modern buildings on the territory of Pythagorio nowadays.
1. The island o Samos is connected with other Dodecanese islands which can be reached by boat. Tourists being not limited in time should necessarily add visiting of neighboring islands to … Open
In the village of Kokkari travelers will see the church of St. Nicholas. The church was built exclusively on the donations of local residents. For the construction, they used stones of gray-brown color, which led to a rather gloomy view of the temple. Graceful and light image create the bell-towers. The main tower was used as a watchtower someday. Today, the church is remarkable not only for its unique appearance but for its magnificent internal decoration. Ancient murals survived there.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Samos
♥   Castle 'Monastery of Saint John the Theologian' Patmos, 62.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Leros Castle' Leros, 69.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kalymnos Castle' Kalymnos, 89.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bodrum Castle Turkey' , 90 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nerantzia Castle' Kos, 99.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
The main building material was white marble. The statue of Artemis made of ivory and gold served as a main decoration of the sanctuary. The temple was governed by the board of priests. For many years, this place was not just a religious center, but the financial and business center of the city, which was completely independent from the municipal authorities. In 1869, the English explorer, John Turtle Wood, found the ruins of an ancient temple near the town of Selcuk. The foundation was discovered in full only in the 20th century. Now, everyone can visit these amazing sights and see the ruins of the once majestic temple. … Read further
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