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Samos Ormos Marathokampos
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Winter in Samos
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Aphrodite Temple, better known under the name Parthenon, is considered the main historic landmark of Athens. The building has a miraculous construction from an archaeological point of view. Built in the 5th century BC, Parthenon consists of numerous columns and looks very light weighted at a glance. There is another important landmark nearby – the Erechtheion that was constructed in the 5th century. Many centuries ago a beautiful palace stood on the site of the ancient temple. According to a legend, the dispute between Poseidon and Aphrodite took place at that palace. The territory around the Erechtheion is decorated with beautiful statues, the most famous of which are Caryatid sculptures. One of the statues was brought to the British Museum in order to keep it in safety. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Samos Island

Cultural excursion through Samos Island - things to see

According to a legend, Hera was born on Samos. That’s why there was built a temple named after her. This building is considered to be a world wonder. What is interesting, the temple is built on the foundation of an ancient building. Nowadays, the Heraion is partly ruined, but tourists enjoy visiting this place. The dam and Tunnel of Eupalinos were built in 538 millennium BC. The last one had been found with … Open

Top hotels with reviews

The nearby resort Proteas Blu is also worth attention; it occupies a vast area of over 40,000 square meters. It boasts two fully equipped beach, as well as a variety of sports grounds and recreation areas. As for dining places, the resort features three restaurants, a stylish bar and a very nice beach club, where you can enjoy branded cocktails and refreshments. A huge infinity pool surrounded by spacious terraces … Open

Attractions and active leisure

If you want to dive near the coasts of Samos, but you don’t have a diving license, go to Pythagoreio. There is a diving school, where you can learn the basics of underwater swimming. At the end of the course, you get an international certificate, which gives you an opportunity to dive anywhere in the world. You can dive on Samos or go to nearby islands. In any case, you will enjoy the Mediterranean flora and … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

If you don’t understand whether you are in a «tourist» or «local» tavern- take the menu. If there is a famous Greek salad, you are in a café for visitors. Greeks call it a horiatiki salad. It is usually made of olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and onion. The salad is seasoned with olive oil, which is always on the table of a tavern. There is no particular recipe for this dish, you can order it … Open

Traditions and mentality of Samos Island

The daily routine of an ordinary Samos citizen is quite leisured. A Greek wakes up at 8 o’clock, has a cup of tea, works till 2 o’clock and has siesta till 5 o’clock. The working day is finished at 9 pm and then the fiesta starts, it is time for leisure and meetings with friends. All taverns are full of people in the evenings, they enjoy meals and local drinks. This way of spending time is a part … 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

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