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Samos town (Vathi)

The town known today as Samos (its previous name was Port of Vathi) has been built during recent decades. In the past there were no houses in the area; o­nly a few merchant warehouses. Settlers however, from Pano Vathi and other places (mainly from Kefalonia), moved into this uninhabited area, …

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Ano Vathi

The pirate raids which continued to ravage the islands during the 17th and 18th centuries, forced the islanders to build their houses away from the coasts. Thus the first residents of Vathi, Samos, who according to legend came from Peloponnesus, built their houses in the valley between the hills Koutsomilos …

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Paleokastro

Paleokastro is located o­n the southeast part of the island and got its name from the ruins of a “cyclopic” wall. In the place of present day Paleokastro, during ancient times there was a village with constructions from the Greek and Byzantine Ages.  In o­ne of the churches “Agios Georgios”, …

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Vourliotes

The large village  Vourliotes is located west of Kokkari, on a branch of Ampelos mountain at a height of 360 meters above sea level and in a distance of about 20 kilometers northwest of the capital. It was built on the verge of the 16th and 17th century by immigrants …

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Pythagorio

Pythagorion lies o­n the southeast part of the Island and its original name was Tigani. It comes from the Italian word dogana, which meant Customs Station, from the station that the Venetians had established there – with the permission of the Byzantines- during the 12th to 13th century AD. The …

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Karlovassi town

The name Karlovassi originates from the two Turkish words Karli ovasi which mean snow-covered plain.The Turks called this area such because it was full of trees which became white when it snowed and resembled a snow-covered plain. Karlovassi (or the Karlovassies) is made up of four districts which are: Neo …

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