Samos (Greece)

Waterfalls, forests and caves; welcome to the mystical island of Pythagoras

Legends and beauty – Samos is an island steeped in history

Thick lush forests carpet the slopes of an island that’s shrouded in mystery and magic. Deep pockets of caves appear from nowhere and virgin landscapes seem untouched by time. Cosmopolitan yet deeply historical, the island of Samos guards layer upon layer of fascinating historical times that only those who venture in can discover.

An island of legends: Pythagoras, Epicurus, Aristarchus, Aesop and birthplace of Hera, it’s no coincidence that its temples rival the Parthenon. Arriving by cruise ship into Pythagoreio port, you’ll encounter an enchanting quayside promenade crammed with tavernas and shops as well as the Archaeological Museum that’s an island must-see.

Journeying further inland you’ll find waterfalls amidst dense lush forests and villages that peep out of the hills. Pristine beaches fringe the coastline and nature lovers can delight in the wetlands, lake and marshes that attract a wealth of birds to Samos island every year.

Arriving by cruise ship into the port of Pythagoreion, you’ll encounter an enchanting quayside promenade crammed with tavernas and shops as well as the Archaeological Museum that’s an island must-see.

Travel back through centuries of wine-making at the Samos Wine Museum. All the way back from antiquity to present day, you’ll be treated to the story of how local wine production developed over the years into an award-winning Muscat. Through fascinating exhibits and opportunities to taste the wine, it’s an insight into a local product that’s sure to set your taste buds alight. Learn about about dry wine, ouzo and Retsina, and use your newly-found knowledge about Samoan wine to impress your friends and family.

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