Waterfalls, forests and caves. Welcome to the mystical home of Pythagoras.
Thick forests carpet the slopes of an island that’s shrouded in mystery and magic. Deep pockets of caves appear from nowhere and immaculate landscapes seem untouched by time. Cosmopolitan yet deeply historical, the island of Samos guards layer upon layer of fascinating history that only those who venture on its shores can truly discover.
An island of legends: Pythagoras, Epicurus, Aristarchus, Aesop and birthplace of Hera, it’s no coincidence that its temples rival the Parthenon in size and significance. Arriving into Pythagoreio port, you’ll encounter an enchanting quayside promenade crammed with tavernas and shops as well as the Archaeological Museum that’s an island must-visit for history lovers.
Journey further inland and you’ll find waterfalls amidst dense lush forests and villages that peep out of the hills. Pristine beaches fringe the coastline and nature admirers can delight in the wetlands, lake and marshes that attract flocks of birds to Samos island every year.
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As we sail into the port of Pythagoreion, you’ll encounter an enchanting quayside promenade crammed with tavernas and shops as well as the Archaeological Museum – it is an island must-see for history lovers.
Travel back through centuries of wine-making heritage at the Samos Wine Museum. You’ll discover the story of how local wine production developed over the years into an award-winning Muscat. Through fascinating exhibits and opportunities to taste the wine, it’s an insight into a local product that’s sure to set your taste buds alight. That’s not all – you’ll learn about dry wine, ouzo and Retsina to fuel the rest of your island hopping discoveries.