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Konteika

Konteika is located in the northwestern part of Samos, 7 km southwest of Karlovassi. It is built on the northwest side of mount Karvounis, surrounded by hills of pine trees and cypress trees. The area is green and of extraordinary natural beauty. The village took its name from the resident …

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Drakei

Drakaioi (Drakei) is located in the westernmost tip of Samos, north of Kallithea and southwest of Karlovassi. It is built on a secluded part of the mountain Kerkis and not associated by roadway with Karlovassi. The area is rocky, craggy and barren, but quite lush. It has very nice view …

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Lekka

Lekka is located north of Karlovassi and at a distance of about 3 kilometers from it. According to legend, the first inhabitant was an Albanian named Lekas. In order to escape from the pursuit of the Turks, he fled Peloponnesus, along with others, and came to Samos. The village Lekka …

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Kontakeika

Kontakeika or more correctly Kotakeika is located a few kilometers from Karlovassi o­n a beautiful hill 150 meters from the sea. According to legend, in 1750, a man named Georgios Kotis came from the island Kos and purchased land in this area for cultivation. His sons later married women from …

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Kosmadei

Kosmadei (Kosmadaioi) is located in the northwestern part of Samos and northwest of Kastania, 12 km away from Karlovassi. The village is built on the slopes of mount Kerkis and has a spectacular view to the sea. It took its name from the first inhabitant that descended from Kastania and …

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Manolates

Manolates are located in the northern side of the island, 25 km far from the city of Samos. It is a traditional village that is builted in mountainous greenery region and has immense view to Asia Minor. It took its name from the surname Manoles, of the first family that …

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Agii Theodori

Agii (Saints) Theodoroi is located in the central section of Samos, westwards from the village Platanos. It is a small village builted in a greenery river stream and is almost invisible. In the old days it was named Kaveseika, from the first resident Dimitris Kavesis. Afterwards it was renamed in …

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Stavrinides

Stavrinides is located on the north side of the island, 26 km away from the city of Samos. It is a small village builted in a green mountainous site, in an altitude of 380 meters. It took its name from the first settler’s surname. Near Stavrinides there used to be …

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Hydroussa

Hydroussa (or Fournoi) is located in a distance of 4 kilometers north of village Kontakaiika. Its old name was Fournoi and it reminds us of the ancient city of Samos Ipnounta or Ipnousia. As we know, ipnos was called the oven by the ancients. Because the ancient city of Samos, …

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Agios Konstantinos

Agios Konstantinos consists of two villages, o­ne o­n the coast and the other o­n the mountain. It got its name from the church “Agios Konstantinos” which was built in 1890. This village is o­ne of the so called “Six Neighbourhoods”, which constituted o­ne of the most beautiful locations o­n Samos. …

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