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Samos island news and views

The Greek island of Samos sits close to the Turkish coastline, a large, long and mountainous island. It's once enormous wealth Is reflected In the archaeological sites.Samos has something for everyone, from the popular resorts of Pythagorion and Kokkari to quaint hill villages. There are miles of sand, large mountain ranges and some spectacular scenery. Luxury hotel lovers will head south and east while the adventurous go west and north.

Samos taverna
Samos off holiday map

Samos was the only Greek islands that failed to record a rise in holiday visitors this year. Hoteliers on Samos will be disappointed at the holiday figures which shows the island missing out.

Samos beach
Holiday bid

While the rest of the Greek islands show a big surge in visitors this year beaches on Samos and Ikaria are comparatively empty. Now hotel owners want to tempt low cost airlines to open up cheap flight routes to Samos in a bid to boost holiday traffic

The hillside vineyards of Samos
Samos wines win gold

Plenty of holiday visitors to the Greek Island of Samos like to take in a tour of the island's famous vineyards. Now a clutch of Samos wines have picked up gold medals at an international wine competitions held recently in Europe . . .

Greek racing yachts compete
Yacht race

The oldest and biggest yacht race to be held in the Greek Islands is set to get underway later this month. The Aegean Rally, now in its 48th year and organized by HORC (Hellenic Offshore Racing Club), will set sail from Faliro Marina . . .

Marathokambos on Samos
New port for Samos resort

A competition has been launched to build a new harbour for tourist boats on the south coast of Samos island. The south-west coast of Samos has become increasingly popular in recent years. The port of Marathokambos and nearby beaches . . .

Yiannis outside his Samos shop
Bouzouki workshops

I love the sound of the bouzouki and the bouzouki is, of course, the sound of Greece.Now you can learn the basics of bouzouki playing or even make your own instrument in workshops held on the holiday island of Samos. The workshops are held . . .