|Transportation||Air, ferry, hydrofoil|
|Main Attractions||Birdwatching, trekking, beaches, honeymooning|
|Food||Many excellent choices|
|Accommodations||Many excellent choices|
Only 18 miles from Turkey and 175 nautical miles from Piraeus, Samos has a population of over 40,000. It has 476 sq. km of land mass and 160 km of coast. Many pass through Samos on their way to Ephesus in Asia Minor, as well as travelers to and from Turkey.
The island is mountainous with its highest peak, Kerki, at 1440 meters.
Samos is a verdant island with dense mountain greenery. Spring brings hordes of flamingos, wild flowers, orchids and birdwatchers. Samos is noted for wonderful red wine, sandy beaches, excellent fishing and good treks.
One of the most beautiful and wealthy of Greek islands, it attracts many tourists, most of whom are well heeled and mature.
There are lots of archeological sights to see and it offers a good mix for sophisticated bon vivants. Its very romantic, full of atmosphere and rather expensive. You'll see a lot of second and third honeymooners.
There are three ports: Vathy (Samos) and Karlovasi on the north coast and Pythagorio on the south coast.