Is Samos worth visiting?

Samos is wonderful. It has things to do and see, no matter how long you may stay! Beautiful and green, lovely beaches, azure sea and lovely food, with some of the most important historical settings in Greece, Samos is a place you MUST visit!

Is Samos a nice island?

Samos is not only one of the most popular, but also one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. This gem of the Eastern Aegean stands out for its lush green natural setting, quaint fishing villages, and stunning beaches.

How do you do Samos?

15 Best Things to Do in Samos (Greece)

  1. Heraion of Samos. Source: Nejdet Duzen / shutterstock.
  2. Tunnel of Eupalinos. Source: Heracles Kritikos / shutterstock.
  3. Kokkari.
  4. Panagia Spiliani Church.
  5. Metamorphosis Church.
  6. Pythagoreio Archaeological Museum.
  7. Archaeological Museum of Vathy.
  8. Cave of Pythagoras.

How many tourists visit Samos?

140,598 travelers
A total of 140,598 travelers visited Samos in 2018 arriving on direct flights, a record number since 2000 with the best overall performance in 2008 at 133,869 visitors.

What is special about Samos?

Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named, the philosophers Melissus of Samos and Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun.

Is Samos a party island?

The island of Samos provides an intense and varied nightlife and all kinds of places to enjoy a relaxing or crazy night. For the most bars and discos in Samos Town Vathy is the best place to go. There is also a quite good nightlife in Karlovassi and Pythagorion towns.

Does Samos have an airport?

Airport Location : Samos International Airport is 15 kilometres from the centre of Samos Town.

How big is Samos?

184.3 mi²Samos / Area

Geography. The area of the island is 477.395 km2 (184.3 sq mi), and it is 43 km (27 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide. It is separated from Anatolia by the approximately 1-mile-wide (1.6 km) Mycale Strait. While largely mountainous, Samos has several relatively large and fertile plains.

Is Samos in Greece or Turkey?

Samos is a Greek Island in the Eastern Aegean Sea. It’s separated from Turkey by the mile-wide Mycale Strait. Samos can be reached by direct flight from Athens or by ferry (the trip takes 12 hours).

Does Samos have nightlife?

Where do you fly into for Samos?

The only airport on the island of Samos is (unsurprisingly) Samos International Airport (SMI) which sometimes goes by the name Aristarchos. It boasts one of Europe’s most exciting landing with mountains on one side of the short runway and sea on the other.

Can you fly direct to Samos from UK?

The only UK airport currently flying directly to Samos in Greece is London Gatwick. The one airline operating this route is TUI on a seasonal basis, with an average flight time of around 4 hours.

How do I get to Samos Greece?

Ferries to Samos You can reach Samos from the port of Piraeus in Athens within a 12-hour trip. Samos is also connected with some other islands, including Syros, Mykonos, Ikaria, Fourni and Chios. From Vathi port, ferries depart on a daily basis for Kusadasi, a lovely region in Turkey.

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