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The Speleological Association of Samos Visit the Ancient Mine

Αρχαία Ορυχεία Μυτιληνιών - Ancient Mine participated in the visit organized by the Speleological Association of Samos (SAS) in the Ancient Mine of Mitilinioi village. The visit took place on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The event was a great success (it was followed by more than 80 people). The weather conditions were ideal, while the landscapes …

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Agiades: The Spring and the Pipeline, which Supplied the Tunnel of Eupalinos with Water

Αγιάδες. Στα θεμέλια του ναού της θεάς Αφροδίτης

The Speleological Association of Samos (SAS) organized a tour in the area around Agiades village, where a famous water spring is located, which supplied Pythagorio with fresh water, through the Tunnel of Eupalinos or Eupalion Aqueduct! Walking down the slope, leaving behind us the Ancient Mine, the path leads, through …

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Pagondas Village: A Travelogue (Photos)

Παγώνδας, άποψη του χωριού, Pagondas

Pagondas is located in the south-eastern part of Samos, some 12 km away from Pythagorio. It is a village built on the eastern slopes of Mount Bournia, at an altitude of 180 meters. Pagondas has a privileged view over the plains of Chora, the open sea of the Aegean, and …

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A Travelogue to Spatharei Village (Photos)

Σπαθαραίοι. Η εκκλησία - Spatharei Samos

Spatharei (Spatharaioi) is the highest “balcony” of the Aegean Sea! We recently visited the village on the occasion of the local Carnival (called Kadi). We walked in its impressive and beautiful narrow streets and took several photos of the wonderful view. Unfortunately the weather was not suitable for photographs, so …

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A Travelogue to Konteika Village (Photos)

Το χωριό Κονταίικα - Konteika village

We organized a travelogue to Konteika village and took many photos of this beautiful village. Kodaika (or Konteika) is located in the north-western Samos, in an altitude of 326 meters. It is some 7 km south-west of Karlovasi and south of Ydrousa. The village is built on the north-west side …

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Kastrovouni: A Natural Stronghold, East of Kontakeika Village

Καστροβούνι - Kastrovouni

Kastrovouni: A Natural Stronghold, East of Kontakeika Village Imposing and wild, Kastrovouni rises some 711 meters above sea level. It is located east of Kontakeika village. Situated among broken rocks, Kastronouni “hides” a troubled and unknown story which is the reason why I decided to write this article. The cragginess …

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The Monastery of the Holy Cross – Photos of the Monastery’s Impressive Buildings

μοναστήρια.Μονή Τιμίου Σταυρού. The Monastery of the Holy Cross

  We have recently visited the Monastery of the Holy Cross, which is located in the Mavratzei area, and we post a short introduction of its history along with many photos of this impressive structure. The Monastery of the Holy Cross is located near the old capital city of the …

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Travelogue to the Ampelos Village (Photos)

Το χωριό Αμπελος. Εκκλησία - Ampelos Village

In a winter but sunny Sunday we visited the village of Ampelos. We like this village, as it is perched on the slopes of Karvouni Mountain. As it stands it “invited” us to take a walk in the green forest and its narrow streets… The settlement of Ampelos is located …

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Travelogue to Mavratzei Village – Photographs

Μαυρατζαίοι, το μνημείο. Mavratzei Village

Recently we visited the beautiful village of Mavratzei, which is a picturesque mountain village, some 19 km southwest of Samos City. You can reach the village following the regional road Samos-Pythagorion-Karlovassi. The village is located in a very beautiful area, rich in vegetation, mainly pine and olive trees, and full …

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Photo of the day (21-12-15)

Φωτογραφία της ημέρας - Photo of the day

The photo of the day is from Samos Christmas mode.. (Click to enlarge )

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