|Samos is an island which combines history and tradition with
natural beauty. Here, everywhere provides an invitation to the
visitor, because what ever his/her interests are, they will be
catered for. For that reason, without wishing to be accused of
excessive local patriotism, we can say in all seriousness that Samos
is truly an ideal place for holidays.
Samos is the birth place of
great mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, whose theories had
such a decisive effect on world-wide-mathematical thought. In
ancient times a major culture developed on the island and it was the
home of distinguished figures in the world of the arts, of
literature, of philosophy.
The island Samos lies in the heart of Central Aegean, 1200 meters
from the shore of Asia Minor. It is shaped like a peninsula, and
according to the geologists who have studied its rock formation,
among the other things, their conclusion is that the various
geological upheavals which occurred in the course of the centuries
cut off this piece of what had been the Asia Minor coast.
In tradition, Hera, the goddess of fertility and child birth was
generous in the blessing which she bestowed here at every level.
Mythology also claims Samos as the home of Poseidon, god of the sea,
of Dionysus, and of Apollo.
Although small in size, this island is known throughout the world
for its wine. You will also find nowhere else in the Aegean with
higher mountains than Samos. Mount Kerkis is ideal for climbing, and
so this somewhat limits the number of those who are able to enjoy
its wild beauty, while Mount Karvounis, which is more accessible,
can be visited by young and old alike.
The island has a temperate climate, cool in summer and mild in
winter, while its fine beaches are bathed in sunlight eight months
of the year.
It would be difficult to find anywhere else in the world with a
historical and social heritage of such influence as that of Samos!