“Poseidonio” Beach is a well-organized beach with warm waters. It is located in the village of Poseidonion.
In the village of Poseidonion you can enjoy a small and picturesque beach. Its waters are, perhaps, the warmest of Samos. The beach and the seabed are covered with sand, hence is suitable for kinds. Hotels, restaurants, and coffee-shops are available if you wish to stay around and enjoy the beach all day long! Poseidonion is located west of Palaiokastro.
Its old name was “Moulavraimi” and before that it was called “Vourkaria”. The French botanist Tournefort (1656-1708) called it “Port of the Galleys” because Venetians and Genovese galleys use to station there when seeking and combating pirates.
The port took its name from the Turk Molla Ibrahim, who was captured and strangled by pirates. Up to the early 18th century, ruins of two ancient Greek temples were preserved. The one, on top of the nearby hill, was definitely that of “Epaktaiou Poseidon” while the other one was erected at a lower level on the same hill. Apart from the ruins of these two temples, ruins of an ancient city was also visible, while at the edge of the harbor, in the narrowest pass of the strait, stud the foundations of an old marble tower. In this tower was secured the one end of a chain, while the other one was secured in the opposite Asia Minor beach called Punta. This chain prevented the passage from Samos Strait (i.e. the strait between Samos Island and Asian Minor).