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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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A Travelogue to the Waterfalls of Ampelos Village

Η πινακίδα που δείχνει την αρχή του μονοπατιού

(A story by Paraskevi Pigatsioti) In a sunny February morning, a dear friend suggested a visit to the waterfalls of Ampelos village. Ampelos has waterfalls? I wondered. How is this possible? I asked myself loudly.  So, on the same day, we stood at the entrance of Ampelos village, parked our …

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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 Kakoperato gorge (Video)

Κακοπέρατο (Kakoperato gorge)

Kakoperato gorge is an area of Mount Kerkis, rather unknown to most of the people, but with an incredible sense of, and perfect contact with nature. We took our cameras and camcorders, packed supplies and a hazy autumn morning we arrived at Kosmadei village, heading towards Kakoperato. Fog, humidity, and …

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Travelogue to Panagia Makrini of Mount Kerkis (Photographs)

Παναγία Μακρινή - Panagia Makrini

Kerkis is a beautiful mountain. Wild, but beautiful! It’s nice to climb it, while walk all the way to Panagia Makrini is a delight! One Sunday morning, with a rented jeep, we started from Vathi towards the village of Kallithea and Panagia Makrini. We drive slowly in order to enjoy …

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Travelogue and Climbing in the Cave of Pythagoras

Η Παναγία Σαραντασκαλιώτισσα στη σπηλιά του Πυθαγόρα - The Church of Panagia Saradaskaliotissa is built in the Cave of Pythagoras

The Church of Panagia Saradaskaliotissa is dedicated to the Birthday of Blessed Virgin Mary. According to tradition, the cave, in which the Church is built, is the Cave of Pythagoras, i.e. the actual cave in which the ancient Greek mathematician found refuge when persecuted by Polycrates, the tyrant of Samos …

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Travelogue to Kakoperato gorge. Photographs from our walk and the gorge

Η διαδρομή στο Κακοπέρατο -  Kakoperato gorge

  Kakoperato gorge is an area of Mount Kerkis, rather unknown to most of the people, but with an incredible sense of, and perfect contact with nature. We took our cameras and camcorders, packed supplies and a hazy autumn morning we arrived at Kosmadei village, heading towards Kakoperato. Fog, humidity, …

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