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The beautiful Samos villages

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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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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Drakei and Varsamo Beach travelogue

Varsamo beach

Who hasn’t envy Milo, Kleftiko and Sarakiniko? All visitors have admired the famous rock, which is the trademark of Milo, and the which-colored moonscape? In Varsamo, one of the most remote beaches of Samos (located below the village of Kallithea), we identified amazing similarities with the famous landscapes of Milos …

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Ano Vathi: A Traditional Settlement of Incredible Beauty. Photographs

Ανω Βαθύ από τον Προφήτη Ηλία

Ano Vathi: A Traditional Settlement of Incredible Beauty. Photographs Ano Vathi contains buildings with elements of the local traditional architecture. For that it has been declared, by the Greek authorities, as a “Traditional Settlement”. Please dedicate 1-2 hours to walk its narrow streets, especially in the evening, before sunset! Ano …

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A tribute to Kalithea village

Kalithea village

Recently I visited Kalithea village. Following a fairly long drive from Vathi (one and a half hour car drive) and crossing the beautiful landscapes of Samos, we reached Kallithea village “wrapped” in cold weather and “deserted” by tourist (the visit took place during the winter). The village is built on …

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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 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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