The mountainous Greek island of Samos, which is the closest to Turkey of all of the Greek islands, offers plenty of hidden monasteries and a rich history between green dense forests and wild flowers.
Rocky walls along the coast are interspersed with small sandy beaches.
The capital of the island of Samos, is Samos city or Vathi and lies on a beautiful bay surrounded by green hills. Along the boulevard are weathered old houses that contribute to the characteristic atmosphere.
In Samos city you will also find the Archaeological Museum and you can sit down at one of the atmospheric restaurants in the evening.
The Greek Samos is a mix of good food, beautiful views, tranquility, beautiful beaches and friendly people.
The best known inhabitant of Samos was the philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras who was born on the island in 580 BC. The Pythagorean Theorem a2 + b2 = c2 is still being taught.
The goddess Hera is the house goddess of Samos, the bride of Zeus was born on Samos and especially for her the Hera temple was built near Pythagorion in the 7th century BC.
Thanks to the rainy winters and springs, nature in Greek Samos is exuberant and beautiful. Cypresses, pine trees, citrus trees and olive trees grow in abundance on the island. In the spring the island is a sea of flowers.
One of the characteristics of a holiday to Samos is that many visitors like to come back year after year.