Vathy or Samos city is the capital of the Greek island of Samos and also the economic center. Although there are many tourists in Vathy, it is not the most important tourist city of the island.
Vathy is a city where people really live and where tourists can get involved in the everyday life of the people of Samos. The waterfront boulevard offers plenty of cozy restaurants, taverns and cafés, while the streets behind the promenade are also home to many great nightlife venues and shops.
Walks through the old part of the city are highly recommended and will introduce you to Greek traditions and customs.
The closest beach to Vathi is the well-known Gangou beach, which is approximately 1 kilometer north of the city. Here you will find around 200 meters of beach and clear water, flanked by a few restaurants.
In and around Samos city you will find the Archaeological Museum, the Wine Museum, the Byzantine Museum and various churches that are worth a visit.