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Samos: the North

West along the coast and inland


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.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Images by nicgoumas, Pavel Vlček