Samos

Samos, Kokkari: Address, Samos Reviews: 4.5/5

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Perpetual Motion
Florida520 contributions
Beautiful, manageable
Oct 2021 • Couples
This Island of Samos is a relatively small island right off the coast of Turkey. It is a fairy lush island with tall cypress trees and conifers as well as eucalyptus and of course olive trees. There are two main cities Samos town and Pythagorean. Samos is the administration center with a beautiful harbor and Pythagorean is more of a tourist center. Road are good and a car makes life easy if you like exploring. Food is good but in Pythagorean it is a bit touristy especially on the waterfront. Crystal clear waters and great views are everywhere.

One word of caution if you use a non EU debit card. Most random ATMs give an outrageous exchanges rate 10-12% above going rate plus an access fee. Search for an ATM that is tied to a bank. Read carefully when you use the machine and walk away if they are charging more than usual. It seems that if they go outside of the actual exchange rate they must calculate the actual cost in Your currency before you complete the transaction. Don’t get scammed!
Written 5 October 2021
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tonyhadzi
Highlands Ranch, CO48 contributions
Kokkari / Samos / Pythogorio
Aug 2021
First trip to Samos. This is probably one of the best, and not so crowded Greek Islands! There are limited flights to this island and the ferry from Piraeus takes 12 hours to get there - so flying there is really the best option - highly recommend Pythogorio - it is clean and well kept great restaurants and places of interest. Kokkari is also great - smaller and more seaside type ... but again well kept and organized!
Written 24 August 2021
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Komboloi MALA
Athens, Greece79 contributions
Great holiday
Aug 2021 • Business
Very nice beautiful beaches very green nice people. This is my seventh time and i will definitely go again. We having perfect time
Written 11 August 2021
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Yavana
4 contributions
Beautiful and quiet island
Jun 2021
The island is beautiful, especially NW part where there is less hotels and cities. Very green. A lot to see also when it comes to other attractions (Heraion, Eupalinos tunnel, mountains).
Written 27 June 2021
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JohnPatsi
Tullahoma, TN602 contributions
What Wonderful natural balance
May 2021 • Friends
What a wonderful natural island!. The people are very hospitable the food is absolutely incredible and cheap and the smells of spring flowers is unlike anything I’ve ever smelled before. Beaches are absolutely glorious. Do yourself a favor and go!
Written 23 May 2021
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Jordan C
1 contribution
Hidden Gem
Aug 2020 • Solo
I stayed in the little village of Kokkari for two nights as a pit stop on my way back to the states. I absolutely fell in love. Such a beautiful place. It’s quaint, but lively, and the locals are accommodating and friendly.

There were enough cafes and such without the town being overrun with tourist mobs, and there was an overall leisure atmosphere and slow pace.

Samos was my first taste of Greece, and I like that it’s lesser known than it’s more tourist-oriented counterparts like Mykonos and Santorini. I haven’t had the chance to return since then, but I plan to move there someday, I miss it so much.
Written 3 February 2021
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Dimitris V
21 contributions
A place I loved to visit so much, I decided to stay.
Aug 2020
Samos is wonderful. It has things to do and see, no matter how long you may stay! Beautiful and green, lovely beaches, azure sea and lovely food, with some of the most important historical settings in Greece, Samos is a place you MUST visit!
Written 18 August 2020
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Maria4433
Heemskerk, The Netherlands84 contributions
Beautiful green island
Aug 2020
We visited this beautiful island for one week in Corona times. It is a very beautiful, green isle with great beaches. The people are very friendly and helpfull. We stayed in Kokkari, but visited also other places. I recommend the Potami waterfalls, Platanos, the boattour with Captein Andreas en Pytagoreas.
Written 16 August 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,847 contributions
Wonderful island
Jun 2019
The island is packed of nature, trees, beautiful beaches and waters and you should NOT miss the marvelous wines produced there!
Written 26 March 2020
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Eagle-Eyes-64
Wilmslow, UK245 contributions
Traditional and fairly unspoilt island
Oct 2019 • Couples
Day visit from Kusadasi so only wandered to the church, the port for a meal and Paradise Beach. The people are very friendly and not badgering all the time which is refreshing.
We would love to stay on this island and search out all the historical parts, ruins, museums, beaches, etc. but a day isn’t enough.
The locals can tell you where to buy cheaper than the tourist hot spots where the prices are so much more expensive.
We dined at Casa de Roma, which I have reviewed separately, and it was delicious with very friendly service and reasonable price.
Written 10 October 2019
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