Towns and Villages


10 km from Samos town, the fishing village of Kokkari with its narrow winding streets is a delightful place to visit, it has two main beaches, many tavernas, bars, cafes and gift shops.


22 km from Samos town is the village of Vourliotes, nestled high in the mountains the views overlooking Kokkari and Samos Town are incredible. The village square is lined with small tavernas, a perfect location for either lunch or a romantic dinner. The water from the mountain spring is said to posses 'special' qualities!


28 km from Samos town through the valley of the nightingales we come to Manolates, another mountain village with streets too narrow for cars to pass through. Here you will find restaurants, cafes and traditional craft stores.


34 km from Samos town, Karlovassi is the second in importance town of the island and first as regards size. In this bustling town you will find many shops, cafe bars and restaurants.

Votsalakia and Ormos

49 km from Samos town are the villages of Ormos and Votsalakia, prized for their seemingly endless beaches. Here you can find many restaurants, tavernas, bars and gift shops.


18 km from Samos town the village of Heraion has many water front restaurants and bars, a beautiful place to take an early evening stroll.


12 km from Samos Town, Pythagorion is built on a small part of the area occupied once by the ancient city of Samos. The former city was destroyed as a result of frequent raids and the islands many conquerors. Pythagorion today is a thriving tourist town, with its picturesque harbor, town beach, many restaurants, tavernas, bars, cafes and tourist shops.


12 km from Samos town high in the mountains is the village of Mytilinii, home to the Paleontological Museum, where the most important find (according to the paleontologists) is the fossilised brain of a small horse, 13 million years old.

Samos Town

The present day capital of the Island, Samos or Vathy as it was formally called is a bustling town rich with culture. Above the harbor town is old Vathi, with narrow meandering streets and traditional architecture that seems not to have changed for centuries.

Samos harbor is the main port of the Island and has many shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Pythagoras square is the principle square of the town, a popular area for people to meet and relax. At the center of the square is a marble statue of a lion, a symbol of the bravery and sacrifices the Samians have shown in defending their home country. Gangou is the closest beach to Samos town, and is only a few minutes walk from the Hotel Ino.