Children love to visit these beautiful waterfalls on the north-east coast of Samos Island, although it is certainly not necessary to have children with you to enjoy this scenic island attraction. If you follow the road west from Karlovassi that leads towards the harbour you will come to the pristine Potami Beach and if you walk just over a mile (2km) further you will reach a forest and lake, beyond which there is a series of waterfalls. The rambling walk along the river soon becomes an adventure through the forest leading to the waterfall. Swimming in the small lake is a great way for kids to cool off and there are lovely spots for the folks to sit and relax, or perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch. You can explore the rock valleys and several lovely little pools and waterfalls and swim or relax wherever you please. There are some beautiful old trees and interesting rock formations and small bridges and you may even be lucky enough to spot some turtles or other animals. For the snap happy, this enchanting little forest provides many photo opportunities as well as fun for the whole family. There is no entry fee; visitors simply ramble into the forest from the beach and enjoy the waterfalls.
Address: 2 miles (3km) from Karlovassi