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Pagondas Village: A Travelogue (Photos)

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 Konteika Village (Photos)

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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Travelogue to the Ampelos Village (Photos)

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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Neochorio

Neochorio or Nichori or Nichoraki as the locals say, is located north of Skouraiika and east of village Koumaiika and is built in a rough and craggy range. It is one of the smallest villages on the island, previously known as Zouraiika by the surname Zouras. It is one of …

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Skoureika

Skoureika is located south of the village Neochorio and got their name from the first inhabitant whose name was George Skouras. From a document that existed in the hands of his descendants, we learned that George Skouras bought the full extent of the village for 40 grosses. In the church …

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Mavratzei

North east of the village Koumaradei and west of Mytilinoi, is the village of Mavratzei. The access is possible from the Chora–Koumaradaioi road, 4 km before the village. The old name is Gaeτànkeoi from the first inhabitant, a shepherd called Gaetanos from Koumaradaioi. Years after, George Mavratzas from Chora moved …

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Mesogio

Mesogeio is located south of Pandrosos and its old name was ‘Kato Arvanites’. It was founded by some descendants of the village ‘Ano Arvanites’ (Pandrosos). The region is fascinating, although in winter is extremely cold. “The people of ‘Kato Arvanites’ can boast that bred a man ignorant and primitive, but …

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Koumaradei

Koumaradei is located east of the village Pyrgos, in a distance of 5 kilometers from it, in the southeast slope of mount Karvounis near a ravine. It took its name from the many arbute-trees that existed there. To the east you can see the Eptastadios Strait, the peninsula of Mycale, …

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Pyrgos

This village lies in a distance of 5 kilometers west of Koumaradaioi. The location is near a stream that originates from the mountain of Ampelos, whom the ancients called Amfilisso.  According to tradition, the first resident was from Elida, Peloponnese. East of the village and nearby, it was found a …

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Pandrosos

Pandrosos is one of the most beautiful mountain villages on the western slopes of mount Karvounis surrounded by terraces of land with dry stone walls (benches), typical of the Mediterranean landscape. In 1958, the village was renamed Pandrosos, but until then, it was called ‘Ano Arvanites’. Tradition says that two …

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