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!