This small pebble cove is lying on the northwest coast of Samos. It is a peaceful place of great natural beauty, guarded by huge sculpted rocks. The waters are fresh and particularly clear.
This is the finest beach of Samos and one of the most peaceful and unspoiled swimming places of the island. It lies 38 km north west of Vathy between the beaches of Megalo Seitani and Varsamo, at the mouth of the impressive Kakoperato gorge. This incredibly beautiful beach is open to naturists and people with swimsuits. People who which to visit this paradise will have to take water and food with them because there is no tavern, bar or snack bar available.
Kerveli beach Samos: Kerveli is a known secluded beach located 7 km the south east of Vathy, the capital of Samos. The amazing crystal clear waters and the white shiny pebbles compose the unique landscape of this beach that lies at the bottom of the hill. The seabed becomes gradually sandy and the waters are calm. The tall pine trees around the area provide great shade and the natural green environment offers great relaxation to visitors. Since it is not organized, the beach hosts only a small number of people. There are many taverns and accommodation next to the bay. The access is simple and easy. Just drive all the way down to the beach.
Tsabou is a large bay about 15 km north west of Vathi, the capital of Samos, and about 3 km before the beach of Agios Konstantinos. Following the main road from Vathi to Karlovassi, right after Avlakia, there is a juction with a small circular road that leads to Tsabou. Few taverns line up the beach as well as some accommodation facilities. The bay is open and sometimes in summer it is affected by strong winds. The water is very clean. Tsabou beach has large pebbles on the shore and the seabed is deep.
Tsamadou beach Samos: Tsamadou is among the most beautiful beaches in Samos island. Located about 3 km from Kokkari, Tsamadou is a lovely bay surrounded by lush greenery and with crystal blue green water. A small path leads from the main road to this wonderful beach that is lined up with delicious taverns and few beach cafeterias. When it is wind, the beach is affected with waves, but generally it is an amazing place to relax. Tsamadou has soft pebbles and it is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. This is also the only official nudist beach in Samos. In fact, the right part of the beach as you climb down the path is nudist.
Potokaki beach Samos: Potokaki is a long pebbled beach located 14km west of Vathy, the capital of Samos, and 3 km from Pythagorio. The beach becomes very popular in summer and it has been awarded with the Blue Flag. Besides its clean waters, it is also well known for the tourist facilities provided to visitors like umbrellas, sundecks, beach bars and water sports equipment. The area offers various types of accommodation to spend some days in this idyllic location. Locals tend to visit the beach frequently due to the nice environment and the great Ionian Sea. It is easily reachable by car and public buses running frequently from the city centre.
Vathy ( Samos )
The capital of Samos is called Samos or Vathy and is located on the north eastern part of the island, around the bay. It has a population of about 9000 inhabitants, most of whom are engaged in tourism. Vathy is built amphitheatrically on the hill slopes, overlooking the town of Samos, two settlements which are actually connected. It is one of the oldest villages of Samos displaying some old Venetian and neoclassic buildings as well as modern ones. The enchanting landscape where houses are built creates an attractive scenery. On the other hand, Samos town is a lively place, extremely developed with many facilities, accommodations, bars and restaurants. It is the home of many neoclassical buildings that represent the traditional architecture of Samos. Some of them house the Archaeological Museum and Town Hall. The port of Vathy is one of the three main ports of the island. Seaside taverns and cafes lie around the port and narrow streets wind uphill between the old houses with the coloured walls and well-cared gardens. Among the sightseeings of Vathy is the church of Agios Spyridon, the Byzantine Museum and the exceptional Archaeological Museum.
Karlovassi is the second largest town of Samos and it counts on 5,000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in tourism and fishing. It is located 32 km north west of Samos town. The town of Karlovassi lies in one of the most fertile areas of Samos and consists of three settlements: the old town (at the port), the middle town and the new town. The whole area is adorned with 19th century neoclassical buildings and elegant mansions that witness its glorious past. Numerous impressive churches embellish the town, the most important being Agia Triada that stands on top of the hill dominating the settlement. Deserted tanneries still stand today, remnants of a time when commerce and trade flourished which brought wealth to the inhabitants of Karlovassi. It is the town where the first newspaper of Samos was published. Karlovassi offers plenty for sightseeing like the ruins of a Byzantine castle, the waterfalls, the ceramic workshops and few lovely tiny villages in short distance from Karlovassi.
This village is one of the most beautiful villages of Samos. It owes its name to the famous philosopher and scientist Pythagoras and is located 11 km south west of Vathy, the capital of Samos. The historical town of Pythagorio has become a major tourist resort. Old and well-preserved houses with the characteristic red tied roofs, narrow alleys, cafeterias, restaurants and nice taverns make up a lively and charming place to spend your summer holidays. Around the port lie many excursion and fishing boats. The pretty village is built amphitheatrically around the natural bay, where the ancient town of Samos was found.The beach is located within a short walking distance from the settlement of Pythagorio and is ideal for all ages. It attracts visitors for its crystalline waters and the impressive surrounding.
The village of Mytilini is an attractive and verdant place located on a valley, 10 km south west of Vathy. It has a population of about 2500 inhabitants and is full of beautiful houses, churches and chapels. It must not be confused with the capital of Lesvos. The village was actually named that way because many people moved from Mytilene and settled down here around 18th century, after a major earthquake that destroyed a great part of Lesvos. Today the village is famous for the production of tobacco and excellent wine.
Golden Jackal & Tanneries
The golden jackal (Canis aureus) one of the three types of jackal. It is a middle mammal belonging to the dog family. It is found in northern and northeastern Africa, southeastern and central Europe (to Austria and Hungary), Asia Minor and the Middle East. A small population lives in Samos, the only Mediterranean island where jackals live. They are omnivorous and opportunistic animal, so their diet varies according to the seasons of the year. They feed on trash, fruit, plants and young animals, such as amphibians, rodents and insects, even sheep.
Samos successfully developed all the leather industries.Samos excelled in treating the shoe leather. The first small cottage industry tanneries appeared in Samos Vathi Port, in the homonymous district. But they did not prosper in the capital of the Principality, perhaps because of the nuisance created. Thus, the activity blossomed in Karlovasi in the last quarter of the 19th century and played an important role until 1950, when the decline began to terminate at the end of the 20th century.
More than 67 caves big or small have been discovered in Samos. Most of them are situated at the west part on mountain Kerki. The most famous are the cave of Kakoperato near the village kosmadei, the cave of Panagia Makrini, the cave of Aghia Triada on an altitude of 800 m. near the village Kallithea and the cave of Pythagora in which, according to the tradition, Pythagoras found a refure when he was persecuted by Polycrates, the tyrant of Samos.