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Samos island, a unique Greek island in the Northeastern Aegean Sea, is located a few kilometers from Turkey (1,6 km being the closest point ) and thus easily accessible from there. Samos is best known for its natural beauty, special flora and fauna, home to species like wild boars, jackals, seals and flamingos.
It is the greenest island in the Aegean, with very high mountains (1,434m) and lush forests. Samos’ distinct climate sustains the verdant environment and is among the sunniest places in Europe with an average of 3300 hours of sunshine annually. The crystal clear beaches complete the astonishing scenery. Samos has something to offer for everyone’s holiday taste: hiking paths, well preserved villages and traditional settlements nestled in the woods. In addition to the island’s attractions, you will also have access to well organized beaches, seaside restaurants and many cocktail bars.
In Karlovasi there is a winery where some of the finest Greek wines are made from high quality Muscat grapes, which are also exported to France to produce fine champagnes.
For history lovers, Samos island dates back to 4.000 BC, where the first signs of human presence are documented. The museums, archeological monuments and hundreds of chapels are worthy sightseeing choices.
An other point of interest is the town of Heraion, near Pythagorion, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ruins of the ancient Ionic temple of the Greek goddess Hera are characteristic of this location.
Samos is also the birthplace of the famous mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, best known for his invention of the Pythagorean theorem.
For those seeking a vacation away from large crowds, fancy settings and instead prefer simple nature, local traditions and exploring through numerous hiking paths, the destination of Samos will not disappoint you.
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