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Samos Coastal Walk and Beaches
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Samos Coastal Walk and Beaches

The pine-clad trails atop dramatic cliffs offer spectacular views across the glittering Aegean Sea, and the perfect walking conditions to some of the island's most secluded beaches. This guided walking route along the cliff-top trails takes you to several of the island's best beaches – ones that can't be reached by car. Setting off from the village of Drakei, it's a scenic walk to the remote Megalo Seitani Beach. After a well-earned swim and break for lunch, it's up and over the trails to Potami beach. While the mountainous trails aren't extreme, when the excursion is done, your legs will be thankful that there's a coach to bring you back.

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Samos Island Tour including the Heraion, Potami and Kokkari
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Samos Island Tour including the Heraion, Potami and Kokkari

Samos is brimming with cultural and historic riches. And this tour whisks you to some of its best spots, including the Heraion. You'll also visit a monastery and ceramic workshop and explore Potami and Kokkari. Samos is so magnetic that its pull has drawn Irene, one of our guides. She says, ‘As a third generation Greek born and raised in Australia, I came to Samos dreaming of archaeology. In just one day, you'll discover as much of this beautiful island as possible – its history, religion, products and people.'Hera was an important deity in ancient Greece. And, according to legend, she was born in the Heraion, a stone's throw from the Aegean. We'll kick off in the ruins of this sanctuary – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – strolling along the Sacred Way to see the temple and other relics. Next, you'll visit an Orthodox monastery before dropping by a ceramic workshop in Timos. It gives much-needed work to islanders. You'll receive a Pythagoras cup as a souvenir of your visit.Next up is an organic olive factory, where you'll get to sample some of its natural health products. Then, it's on to tiny Potami, where you'll have free time for lunch. There's a lovely beach if you fancy a swim. Or, if you're feeling all Lara Croft, there's a waterfall nearby as well as the ruins of a Genoese castle. In the afternoon, you can explore at your own pace in the seaside village of Kokkari. Here, you can savour views over the sea and Karvounis Mountains.

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Samiopoula Trip
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Samiopoula Trip

Holidays are about getting away from it all. And this morning cruise does just that. Sailing out of Pythagorion, you'll pass secluded beaches and coves. Whilst being served refreshments by the crew, you may even be lucky enough to spot a dolphin or two. Then, you'll relax until we drop anchor at Samiopoula. Home to more goats than people, it's the definition of remote. Spend time here exploring the islands unspoiled landscape, its lone church, or enjoying a dip in the Aegean. The water here is calm and clear so expect to see plenty of fish. And cruising back to shore at a leisurely pace, you'll have time to catch a few more rays on deck.

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Samiopoula Island Boat Cruise
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Samiopoula Island Boat Cruise

The placid and azure waters off southwest Samos offer some of the best boating conditions in the entire Aegean. Your adventure kicks off as you board your boat at Votsalakia pier. Relax on the sun-drenched deck as you drift past pebbly shores, on your way to the tiny island of Samiopoula. Dive off the boat for a swim or take a dinghy to a beach to explore. You'll also tuck into a tasty homemade lunch onboard.

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Samos Half-Day Sunset Cruise
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Samos Half-Day Sunset Cruise

The best way to see Samos is at sunset – and that's exactly what you'll do aboard this early evening cruise. Picked-up from your hotel and whisked to the port, you'll set sail along the island's southeast coast. Pass by remote beaches and uninhabited islets while being served wine and fresh fruit by the crew, then settle in for the chance to see nature's nightly show.

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Samos Island Tour from the West
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Samos Island Tour from the West

Samos is proof that it's the little things that count, and this Greek island has them all – beauty, crafts, history and quality local produce. This full day island tour lets you experience it all in just one trip. Highlights include the Temple of Hera and the villages of Kokkari and Pythagorio, as well as visits to olive and wine factories.You'll ease into the day with a visit to a traditional olive oil factory to see how it is made, followed by a ceramics workshop, run by the artist Timo. Then, you'll meet your local guide at an Orthodox monastery and move on to discover the Temple of Hera, one of the largest temples in Ancient Greece.Now you've earned a quick break, and the picturesque village of Pythagorio is just the place for it. You'll have some free time here to grab lunch before making your way to Kokkari for a look around. We'll end the day with a visit to a nearby wine factory for a tasting of the locally-produced vino.

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Patmos Island boat trip
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Patmos Island boat trip

It takes something special for one small island to stand out among the thousands in Greece – but it's an accolade that Patmos well deserves. The fun kicks off with a 2.5-hour ferry ride across the Aegean to the quaint, yet lively, port of Skala on the east coast. Its waterfront is lined with peeling tavernas, café terraces, seafood restaurants and shops. Patmos is very narrow at this point and a 10-minute walk to the west is the pebbly Hohlakas beach. If you're looking for some history, then the trek to hilltop Hora just 3km from Skala is a must.

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Vourliotes and Platanakia Hike
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Vourliotes and Platanakia Hike

Northern Samos is a hiker's paradise of sweeping valleys, vineyards and shady forests. From Vourliotes, you'll take the path across the vineyards of the valley, and cross the River Kakorema. Afterwards, your guide will lead you to the mountainside village of Manolates through a shady forest. On our way, you'll come across a traditional taverna where you can stop for a drink before continuing into Platanakia – the largest plane tree forest in Samos. Finally, perch yourself in the rest area and get some shade under the forest's protective canopy. Or, if you've energy still to burn, explore the nature trails of the fertile forest.

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Discover Patmos
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Discover Patmos

The sands of time have barely swept over Patmos since St John had his Revelations here 2,000 years ago – which makes a daytrip to the isle such a fascinating experience. Stepping off the boat, you'll be struck by the turreted walls of the Monastery of St John. Your guide will explain its fascinating history before we head through the whitewashed streets of Chora to visit the Cave of the Apocalypse. And there's more to this trip than history and heritage – you'll have plenty of free time to relax and wander around the charming surrounds of Skala harbour before sailing back to Samos.

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Ephesus Day Tour from Samos
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Ephesus Day Tour from Samos

Take a day trip to Turkey from the shores of Samos. Hop on a ferry and cross the Aegean Sea to tour a real Turkish treasure – Ephesus archaeological site. Let an expert guide bring history to life as you stroll between column-lined avenues crammed with temples, relics and religious statues. Afterwards, there's free time to discover the castles, mosques and shops of Kusadasi, too.

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BEACH TRANSFER
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BEACH TRANSFER

Fine white sands and shallow waters make Psilli Ammos beach a haven for families. This half-day private taxi will take you directly there to enjoy some time swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling. And what's more, you'll be dropped back in your hotel just in time for lunch.

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Samos Villages Evening Tour
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Samos Villages Evening Tour

An evening out at one of Samos's whitewashed towns takes some beating. If you opt to spend the evening in the seaside town of Pythagorion, make a beeline for the ancient harbour where you'll find a whole host of busy tavernas grilling up the day's catch on hot coals. Then follow the noise to a lively bouzouki bar or enjoy an evening stroll along the seafront arm in arm. Alternatively, you can hit the fishing village of Kokkari for a chilled-out evening watching the sun go down. You'll have a choice of seafood restaurants overlooking the water and a local bars dishing out drinks. Best of all, return transport from your hotel is all sorted.

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