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What to see in Samos

Samos Attractions


The island of Samos has a diverse range of attractions to offer visitors and is known for its gorgeous beaches and natural scenery. Some of the best beaches include white pebbled Mykali, secluded Megalo Seitani, and the nudist beach of Tsamadou; however, the nearest beach to the town of Samos is Gagkou. Potami Beach has some really wonderful waterfalls to be discovered on a ramble through the forest on the beach and this little excursion is a must for families. The best beach on Samos for children is Psili Ammos Beach as kids love to play in its warm, shallow waters.

If you manage to pull yourself away from all this, a visit to the ancient Temple of Hera (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a sightseeing must. Explore Pythagoras Cave to get historical and philosophical perspective on the island, as well as stunning views, and visit the Ancient Theatre of Pythagorio for more cultural insights and perhaps to catch a show. The castle of Lykourgos Logothetis, a magnificent example of defensive architecture, is also an interesting attraction. It is situated to the southwest of the port of Pythagorio, and played a vital role in the Greek Revolution against Turkish rule.


Ancient Theatre of Pythagorio

Just below the ruins of the Spiliani monastery, the tell-tale remnants of the Ancient Theatre of Pythagorio can still…

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Lykourgos Castle

The castle of Lykourgos Logothetis a magnificent example of defensive architecture. It is situated to the southwest of…

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Potami Waterfalls

Children love to visit these beautiful waterfalls on the north-east coast of Samos Island, although it is certainly not…

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Pythagoras Cave

One of the great attractions on Samos is the cave where Pythagoras lived and worked as a philosopher, mathematician,…

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Samos Beaches

The coast of Samos has many beautiful beaches to enjoy as it is a large, lush island. There are at least 20 beaches which…

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Temple of Hera

The largest Greek temple ever built, the Temple of Hera was one of the essential sanctuaries of ancient Greece, and is…

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