General | In-Samos
Samos is in the northeast Aegean Sea close to the coast of Asia Minor. It is the 8th largest Greek island with an area of 477,395 km2 and with a coastline about 90 km.
The biggest part of it is mountainous. Kerkis, the wild and rocky mountain (1443m.) is in the west. The mountain Ampelos or Karvounis is in the middle and towards the east side of the island; in its peak (1153m) is the church of Prophet Elias. The mountain is verdant with pines, cypresses, oaks, chestnuts in an overall bushy germination.
These co-exist with vineyards that are being cultivated in bermes and have denominated the mountain already from antiquity. The name Karvounis is modern and derives from the coal production of the inhabitants from the forest trees. The lowland areas are little; the Chora plain being the largest.
The rich germination of the island and the plenty water sources are the result of frequent rainfall in the winter, and even though there aren’t any rivers, there are streams of water even in the summer.
Samos has plenty of amazing beaches with crystal clear waters, others with sand and others with pebbles. The island is developing in terms of tourism and is dynamically becoming a tourist attraction. Samos is famous for olive products and the Samos wine.
Telephone Code: +30
Local Time: GMT + 2
Currency: Euro | €