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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Samiopoula island, the litle Samos


General information
Samiopoula is a small island near the south coast of Samos. It can be visited by boat from Pythagorion daily, the voyage from Pythagorio to Samiopoula takes about one hour with a small boat. The beach on Samiopoula is one of the best beaches you will find on Samos, fine sand and crystal clear water.

Unfortunately many tour operators has included a stop at this beach on their boat trips, so it's not quite as idyllic as it could be. There is a small tavern on the island but make sure to bring water, food and all suntan lotion etc you need.
The beach consists of very fine sand, free umbrellas are available on the beach but no sunbeds.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Chora, Samos Island


Chora is a scenic old big inland village, situated on the junction of the inland road network; it is found at a distance of 3 kilometers northwestern to Pythagorio, at the northeastern part of the homonymous plain, and some 13 kilometers southwestern to the capital town of Samos. Until 1854 this village was the capital of the island, while nowadays the area houses the airport of Samos.


Chora counts some 1500 permanent residents, the majority of them living mainly on tourism and to a lesser extent on agriculture. In the past the culture of tobacco used to be the most developed one, but after the World War II, it gradually declined.


Friday, 11 June 2010

Traditional house in Vourliotes Vilage


Vourliotes is an inland village, situated at an altitude of 300 meters, some 5 kilometers far from the main public road, leading from Samos to Karlovasi. The village is found at a distance of some 20 kilometers far from the capital town of Samos, at the Northwest. It is one of the older villages of the island and was established in late 16th or early 17th century. It owes its name to the origin of the first settlers who came from the village of Vourla (the ancient city of Klazomenes), in Asia Minor. The village is situated within an area of luxuriant green with a thick wood of pines, numerous vineyards and abundant current water. The village, one of the most beautiful and scenic settlements of the island, has narrow streets and very nice old traditional houses, many of which have been recently restored. One kilometer before the deviation, at the coast, it is situated the settlement of Avlakia, the old port of Vourliotes, which now has become a modern tourist resort. Today, Vourliotes count some 500 permanent residents living on agriculture, mainly the viniculture, and on tourism.

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Samian Blue

A wonderful blue view from the Papa - beach just few hundred meters from the vilage Ireon (Heraion)