What a wonderful island with amazing people and fantastic hospitality. For a taste of real Greece make sure to visit Platanos village the highest island of the island. Also Manolates village and Potami waterfall for a rustic feel. The best beach is definitely Tsabou.
get a bus from kokkari to samos town pleasant little town with plenty of shops and restaurants.also a nice little harbour
We were island hopping in April and May 2014, a relaxed 6-week trip with no pre-booking. Arrived Kokkari mid-May and loved our week there. Obviously there were no crowds at that time of year but everything was open so plenty of choice of accommodations and places to eat and drink. People really friendly (as on all the islands we have visited). Also, think it might have been exceptionally hot for the time of year, so that was great too. Recommend staying in Kokkari and having a car to tour around the island.
If you ever get to the island of Samos and if you only have the time to do one thing,visit Pythagorioan this is the real Greek Agean village.The colour alone is breathtaking,the houses,the narrow cobbled streets, the quiet busle all around you the flowers in the windowboxes with the smell of perfume in the air...the little beach at Potami a few steps away says relax to the harbour with the statue of the great man overlooking all and I almost forgot, the people...they know how to make you feel at home.....it is a hidden jewel.
Nice small city. Port, the old city, calm, view, terraces.....museum, wine museum an ideal holiday place.
Samos is quite green, I guess they have their quota of rain.The locals are very friendly, the beaches are nice and peaceful (no watersports) and no rowdy bars ! Wonderful island, please go and have a look yourself .
It is very similar to Chios Island. But Samos is a bit newer. The food is really good and the beaches are awesome. One should spent at least 2 days to travel around the island, see the archelogical museums both in Pythgarion and Samos Town and the very beautiful beaches.Avoid hot season. October is really nice to travel around and go to the beach.
Cooling breezes on north side. Green with scent of herbs and flowers. Lots of walks and bike trails.
Just been to samos today and from first step i felt inlove with this beautifull greek island. I wish i would stay few months here..People are just perfect too, friendly helpfull and smily..
We came to this island for a week following a recommendation by an acquaintance. We were not disappointed. We have been travelling around Europe for 3 months and needed some R&R, and we found it here. It is a beautiful island which does not require summer heat to enjoy the sights it offers, both in the towns and in the mountains as well as the beautiful beaches. I'm sure it would buzz in summer as well, so make a choice, you will not be disappointed. The local people are open, friendly and generous and go out of their way to make you welcome, though they found it hard to understand we would come to Samos in November!