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Central Samos

Pagondas

Pagondas is located west of village Milloi and at the altitude of 180 meters. The name is found in the ancient era in Voeotia. Pagondas was called the father of Pindar. Pagondas was also named, as mentioned by Thucydides, someone Voeorarchis from Thebes and other, as mentioned by Pausanias, as …

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Mytilinoi

North of the village Chora and in a short distance from it, lays the town of Mytilinoi which, as its name suggests, was inhabited by people that came from Mytilene. When Kilij Allis got, by sultan Suleiman, the permission to colonize Samos, Lesvos was in terrible condition. While the poor …

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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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Spatharei

Spatharaioi (Spatharei) is located about 6 kilometers south of the village called Pyrgos. It was firstly inhabited by the priest Peter Spatha whom got their name from. The tradition says that priest-Spatha gave birth to 18 sons and daughters in the 18 years that he lived together with his wife. From his …

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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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Kallithea

Kallithea is located at the westernmost tip of Samos. The village’s name used to be Prinias (from the many prina, meaning kermes oaks that were in the area) and along with the village Drakaioi constituted the municipality of Kalabaktasion, so called Kalabaktasi. The words “kale buck tasi” are Turkish and mean …

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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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Kastania

South of village Lekka and in a distance of 4 kilometers, perched on the slopes of mountain Fteria, meaning the foothills of Mount Kerkis, within dense and lush vegetation is the village of Kastania. The first inhabitants of this village, in accordance to the local tradition, were from Epirus. It …

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Platanos

Platanos is located 4 km south of the village Konteika and about 10 km southeast of Karlovassi. The village is west of mount Kerkis, north of the sea of Karlovassi and south of the sea of Marathokampos. The view is excellent to the west and the south. The imperious size …

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