Samos lies in the eastern Aegean Sea. The island is a 45 minutes long flight or 12 hours long ferry trip away from Athens.
In ancient times, Samos was also called "Anthemis" - the island of flowers. And really, the first thing the eye meets when one arrives, no matter what season it is, is the opulent vegetation.
Samos also was home to the philosopher Epicurus, the seeker of the blissful life. But the actual fame of this Greek island came up with the philosopher Pythagoras, who was a mathematician as well as an acousmatic. The notion of harmony - "the sky is harmony and number" was originated by him. There are still some antique sites, telling about the islands' past. For example the "Temple of Hera", the "Tunnel of Euphalinos" and the two and a half thousand year old seaport “Pythagorion”.
You can rejoice in wonderful walking tours, for example in the "valley of nightingales", visit mountain-monasteries, or enjoy boat trips in the dazzlingly turquoise Aegean Sea.
The characteristic features of Samos include high mountains, pine and oak forests, cypresses, olive groves and wine terraces in beautiful hamlets where you can visit a taverna and taste the exquisite Samos-Wine. Along the coast, hidden bays and beaches invite to a refreshing swim.