is in the North-East Aigaion, to the east of the
Ikarious Sea; the area is 476 km2 and the total length
of the coastline is 159,3 km.
capital is called
Samos or "Vathi", it has almost 7800 citizens and it is
built between green hills. The houses are
neo-classical in design and the city is filled with old
mansions with ceramic roofs.
Samos was founded around
3000 b.c by Pelasgous and later
by Kares from the city of Mikras Asias. Herodotus claimed
that Homer visited Samos during the period 1130-1120 b.c. The mathematician
Pythagoras lived on Samos
island, as did the astronomer Aristarchus and the
architects Roikos and Theodoros, who both constructed the temple of
Hereon at 570 b.c.
Even though the island has many famous
treasures, it owes its reputation and chief
attraction to its natural beauty, magnificent beaches,
and enchanting traditional villages.
There are a lot of activities to do that will surely
make your stay on Samos Island memorable.