Welcome to Samos island

Samos is the 8th largest island in Greece and the closest Greek island to the Turkish coast. In the Eastern Aegean, at the border of West and East, Samos is an island with a unique coastline, green and full of vineyards, olive groves and traditional villages. It’s very important history, famous monuments and special customs and traditions as well as the hospitable inhabitants are just a few of the reasons to visit Samos. Birthplace of important personalities of the ancient world: the philosopher Epicurus, Aristarchus, but also the great philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras. According to mythology, the goddess Hera was born in Samos and the famous Sanctuary of the goddess is the most important archaeological site of the island. The brilliant history, the unique beaches, the exceptional local products and its unique cuisine, will fascinate you.

Discover Samos

Overview of Samos

How to travel


Towns & Villages

Museums & Monuments

Monasteries & Churches

Festivals & Events

Interesting information about Samos