Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Samos Island1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Samos Island with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Samos Island areaThis Samos Island map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Samos Island and surroundings
Greece - moving around the countryThe busiest and most basic routes are air-conditioned. However, in remote regions, the bus service operates old vehicles. Buses from villages outside the resort areas run daily. The most remote settlements are serviced only 1-2 times a week. The cost of a bus ticket is about 4 euros per 100 kilometers. It is worth noting that most of the Greek cities are quite small, and they can be easily walked. Therefore, it makes sense to spend money on buses only for traveling between cities or for moving within such large cities as Athens, Patra, Thessaloniki or Kalamata. The railway is an alternative to buses. However, it is worth noting that the railroad doesn’t go through all regions of mainland Greece. Before Olympic Games, the country has repaired the roads and slightly expanded the route. Trains in Greece are represented by two classes. The difference between the first and second class that connect towns, is quite insufficient. Travelers don’t have to wait for the special comfort. … Open
Nature and parks of GreeceSamaria Gorge is the largest in Europe; its length is about 18 kilometers. It is located on the island of Crete that is one of the most picturesque islands in the country. There is the national park of the same name. The gorge was inhabited since ancient times. You can still find the ruins of the temples of Apollo and Artemis; in the 4th century BC, it housed the city of Tarra. The park has a rich flora and fauna. The forest is inhabited by a rare Kri-Kri goat, which can be found only in the mountains of Crete. Among the animals in the park, you can meet badgers, wild cat, marten, and various birds. … Open
Photogallery of Samos Island sights
Our guide to Samos Island
Traditions and mentality of Samos Island
Greeks may seem quite lazy for some tourists. But Greek mentality plays a key role in their behaviour. They are used to live as they please. Money and wealth don’t play a great role in their lives. Local residents can easily come to a tavern, throw a party and pay for it. Greeks often spend money on expensive and useless things. They believe that money should bring pleasure and happiness. The daily routine … Open
Travel guide to Samos Island
The largest beach of Samos is located not far from Tsamadou. The length of this beach is roughly 2,000 meters. It is a pleasant place with calm atmosphere and not many people. The beach is not only the biggest but also the cleanest on the island. Karveli Bay is an ideal place for vacationers with small children. The beach is shallow and very warm there, so it is safe even for kids of all ages. All beaches are free … Open
Samos Island for children - what to visit
If your child has experienced diving before, he can continue to discover the underwater world on Samos. Even if he has no skills, there is an opportunity to start learning from the beginning. But your kid should know English. Children of all ages will enjoy a boat trip along the coast of the island. Spirit of adventure, astonishing views and small bays, where you can get only by boat will leave a lasting … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
One of the most popular souvenirs from Greece is a bottle of olive oil. That’s not surprising, because it is a high-quality product. Olive oil can be used in every kitchen. You can buy it as a gift for your friend because oil is sold not only in bottles or jerrycans. You can find it in souvenir packages in the shape of Greek gods and heroes. Pure Olive Oil is suitable for frying and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil will … Open
Picturesque beaches of Samos are very popular among tourists. There is a suitable stretch of coast here for every taste. In the northeastern part of the island there is pebble Potami Beach, which is in high demand among travelers for its easy accessibility and amazing scenery. Strong waves are rare here, so you can comfortably spend time even with the youngest travelers and those who can’t swim. In close … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
Greek cuisine won’t leave you indifferent. If you want to get to know national cooking traditions on Samos, choose a place far from touristic spots. Greeks love taverns, which are usually held by a family. People visit them, have a meal and spend evenings there. If you visit a place where are no tourists, be sure that you will taste traditional Greek dishes. If you don’t understand whether you are in … Open