This is a preview of the content in our Greek Islands app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Access all content
  • Use the in-app Map to find sites, and add custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

Samos: the North

West along the coast and inland

Kokkari

On the great bay opposite Sámos Town, Malagári, immersed in pines, is the headquarters of the Union of Sámos Wine Producing Co-operatives, whose wines are aged in great oaken barrels in the handsome stone warehouses known as tavérnes.

boytsa me glyko krasi

Ten km west of Vathí, Kokkári, once a delightful whitewashed fishing village named ‘seed onions’ for its main crop, is now the second biggest resort on the island although it is a bit quieter since the building of a by-pass.

The setting is still lovely with its little isthmus and popular with windsurfers. In addition to its own busy beach, there are several nearby. Lemonákia is a 20-minute walk away and the far more beautiful Tsamadoú, a partly nudist beach 2km from Kokkári, is a crescent of multi-coloured pebbles.

Read the full content in the app
iOS App Store Google Play

Samos

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by nicgoumas, Pavel Vlček