Samos island is next to the Asia Minor coast, from which it is separated by only 1.6-kilometres. This island is also an exception in the Aegean Sea because it is green and with lots of vegetation.
The most important places, except for the capital Vathy in the northeast, are: Karlovasi in the northwest where you will find an important port. In the southeast is located Pithagorio which is the main touristic resort on the island, and Marathokambos in the southwest.
A great portion of the island is covered with vineyards, from which muscat wine is made. The main agricultural products include grapes, honey, olives, olive oil, citrus fruit, dried figs, almonds, and flowers.
The Samian economy also depends on the tourist industry which has been growing steadily since the early 80s. Samos is also historically significant. It was the legendary birthplace of Hera and the sprawling ruins of her ancient sanctuary, the Ireon, are impressive. More distinguished people were born in Samos like the great mathematician Pythagoras and the father of atomic theory Epicurus.
Like we said, the rich historic part of the island is established by the ruins, the finds and the remnants of its famous ancient sites. The historic church of Agios Spyridon, the building that housed the Parliament, the Town Hall and the Archaeological and the Byzantine Museum are all tokens of the historic past of the island and great tourist attractions.
The beaches of Samos are conformed by a harmonious fusion of Aegean Sea colours and gorgeous surroundings.
It is possible to travel to Samos from different Greek locations so don’t hesitate in stopping by some days in this key place of the Aegean Sea, for enjoying an excellent time.
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