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Agiades: The Spring and the Pipeline, which Supplied the Tunnel of Eupalinos with Water

Αγιάδες. Στα θεμέλια του ναού της θεάς Αφροδίτης

The Speleological Association of Samos (SAS) organized a tour in the area around Agiades village, where a famous water spring is located, which supplied Pythagorio with fresh water, through the Tunnel of Eupalinos or Eupalion Aqueduct! Walking down the slope, leaving behind us the Ancient Mine, the path leads, through …

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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 Mavratzei Village – Photographs

Μαυρατζαίοι, το μνημείο. Mavratzei Village

Recently we visited the beautiful village of Mavratzei, which is a picturesque mountain village, some 19 km southwest of Samos City. You can reach the village following the regional road Samos-Pythagorion-Karlovassi. The village is located in a very beautiful area, rich in vegetation, mainly pine and olive trees, and full …

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Kokkari on Samos island, Greece is among Europe’s 13 best hidden gems for 2016

kokkari

Best European Destinations agency discovered some of the finest unknown destinations in Europe. Kokkari on Samos island, Greece is among Europe’s 13 best hidden gems for 2016. Europe has incredible destinations, which are known worldwide, such as Amsterdam and its canals, London for its shopping and museums or Paris the City …

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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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