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Samos Holidays

Samos Holidays

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Samos is known as ‘The Green Aegean Island', and is a favourite holiday destination for those who love beautiful beaches, pine-clad mountains, rolling olive groves, vineyards, museums, night clubs and bars all wrapped up into one amazing holiday!

For those who want to do nothing more than fly and flop, the eighth biggest Greek island is full of fabulous beaches where you can relax and top up your sun tan.

After something more active? Scenic walking trails link the picture perfect hill towns of Vourliotes, Stavrinide and Manolates making for a magical day away from the beach. For a dose of culture, check out the ruins of the ancient temple of Hera and also the engineering wonder of Evpalineio, the ancient aqueduct.

During the evenings, head to one of Samos' many restaurants and taverns to gorge on Greek fare like 'kes-kes', a dish whipped up with the use of wheat and served with loukoumades or Greek doughnuts , washed down with a glass or two of world famous sweet Samian wine.

All in all, the Green Aegean Island is one of Greece's top treats, but don't just take our word for it: book an amazing holiday to Samos with On the Beach and see for yourself!

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Samos Weather

Samos has an amazing Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

During the summer months of July and August you are unlikely to find any rain and a huge amount of sunshine with up to fourteen hours per day in July. Temperatures range from 29°C in June up to 31°C in July and August however the nights do bring an escape from the heat dropping to approximately 17°C.

Autumn sees the temperature suddenly drop in Samos, with October still being bright and hot at 22°C however November dipping to just 18°C and the likelihood of rain increasing dramatically. This leads to winter, from December until February being cool and wet- definitely not suitable for a sunny beach holiday due to the weathers unpredictability.

The spring, starting in March until May sees the rainfall dropping and the sunshine rising to temperatures of 20-24°C so is a good time to visit Samos if you don't want a scalding holiday!

Jan 12ºC
Feb 12ºC
Mar 14ºC
Apr 19ºC
May 23ºC
Jun 26ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 24ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 15ºC
Dec 13ºC


Samos is mountainous with the highest peak in the western part being Kerkis Mountain (1434 m) and in the centre of the island lies the Ambelos peak (1150 m).

The small villages of Vourliotes, Platanos, Manolates, Pnaka, Tsourlei are scattered in the mountains and are mostly situated around one of the many springs. You can walk to each of the villages using the walkways which offer beautiful views across Samos.

A large proportion of Samos is covered with fruit, olive trees and vineyards which is where the famous Samian wine is made. There are lots of forests and beautiful wild flowers which offers a gorgeous landscape in Samos.

Things To Do on Samos Holidays

There's so much to do in Samos it is difficult to summarise the most popular activities for you, so rest assured you won't be stuck for things to do on your holiday!

Samos town or Vathy as it is also known is the capital and the main port of Samos. Located on the north-east part of Samos it is a beautiful and charming town and a perfect place to spend the day. Proudly boasting an array of old Venetian and neoclassic buildings alongside a more modern feel of bars, restaurants and night clubs, Samos town has the perfect mix of activities to occupy people of all ages and tastes. Many interesting things can be seen in the capital of Samos such as the church of Agios Spyridon, the Byzantine Museum and the Archaeological Museum.

The Heraion Sanctuary is fascinating and perfect for a romantic visit if you are a loved up couple on holiday or even your honeymoon! The temple used to be the official sanctuary of Samos and an Ionic place of worship. Dedication to goddess Hera, wife of Zeus, the myth says that Heraion was the place where Hera and Zeus spent their honeymoon for 300 years.

The waterfalls of Potami are breathtakingly beautiful and will really be a highlight to your holiday. Take a walk along the Potami river near the village of Karlovassi which leads to the amazing waterfalls which are a fantastic place to sunbath and have a picnic.

The Tunnel of Eupalinus is considered to be one of the eight wonders of the ancient world and is one of the most popular tourist spots in Samos. A water tunnel that used to be the middle section of a huge aqueduct, located on the mountain slopes of Panagia Spilani and built in the 6th Century BC will fascinate you for hours.

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