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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Establishment
“Seven kilometers south - west of the ancient city of Samos ( present - day Pythagoreio ), near the sea, is the Heraion, one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient Greece. The temple was built near the mouth of the river Imvrasos because the area was connected with the worship of the goddess even though the ground isn't so stable. This temple suits very well to the exponents of the Archaeological Museum. Owing to the myth, the Goddess Hera was born and raised here. In 500 BC. the temple still posed on 115 columns close to Ireon, nowadays only one single column-half has been conserved. Probably Hera has moved out because of that. The temple of Hera is the largest Greek temple ever built which was faithfully reconstructed by Polykrates to replace the previous model designed by the architects Rhoikos and Theodoros of Samos and destroyed by an earthquake. A single column of this colossal octastyle dipteral Ionic temple (enneastyle on the west side) still stands, in the northeast corner. A true "stone forest" stood around the deep pronaos and the huge long cella, both tripartite. A triple row of columns screened the short sides, and the capitals of the outer peristalsis were in the standard volute design, while those of the inner peristalsis followed the Ionic kyma model. A continuous frieze adorned the top of the walls of the pronaos and the cella. In the foundations, the bases of columns and other blocks from the previous Heraion can still be seen. Despite its size and significance, the Heraion was not a panhellenic sanctuary like Delphi or Olympia. Belonging exclusively to Samos, the development of the temple of Hera was inseparably bound up with the political history of the city. The temple was built at the mouth of the Imbrasus river on terrain which is not especially stable, but it seems that this was dictated by the fact that this particular spot was associated with the worship of the goddess Hera. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Nice walk into the nature, into a shady path which is ending in the waterfalls. If you walk till the first waterfall it will takes 15 minutes, you can go also with your flip flops, it's an easy way.. If you like to keep going to the next 2 waterfalls you need more time & better shoes, it's more difficult part than the first one...”
  • 5 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“One of the most beutiful placies in Samos, alternative. This beach bar restaurant you will found it in the wellknown beach of Samos, Potami beach. Very nice decoration, nice food, nice drinks, relaxing, chilling and with nice music. One of the "masts" beach bar-restaurants in Samos. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
City Hall
“The purpose of www.aboutsamos.com is to help you experience Samos, like locals do. In order to do this, we provide you with information, unique experiences and accommodation options (including longer-term solutions) in Samos, so you can truly enjoy the nature and energy of Samos and create unforgettable moments, for you and your loved ones. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“See the largest statue of Kuros in the ancient Greek word.  In the museum you can also see many antiquities from Egypt and other parts of the ancient world, as Hera was the most powerful goddess in ancient Greece and the protector of Samos island, attracting many powerful female personalities, including Cleopatra. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beautiful ambience, great music with live events, amazing cocktails. Also open for coffee and brunch. Right across the road from beautiful Potami beach and a stone throw from the waterfalls”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Visit and learn the History of Eupalinos Tunnel, the second known tunnel in history which was excavated from both ends, which used to transfer water from the mountain to the village of Pythagorio.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An old restaurant, with character and good food ... If you visit it in the summer time, then they will serveyou in a shady squer. It's a beutiful place with nice enviroment and well cooked traditional food”
  • 2 locals recommend
Car Rental
  • 1 local recommends
Cave
“It's a beutiful walk till the cave of Pythagoras. Nice cave, beutiful view. lso you could go with the car till the start of the path, it takes 20 minutes, otherwise you are walking from Votsalakia till the cave, it's about 4-5 Km.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A uniq place... Green garden, unlimited sea view, nice food... They serve you in a big green garden, so you think that you are eating on your own, with no other custumers ... Food cooked in a wooden oven, more or less greek traditional food. Stunning, unlimited sea view P.S. if you go very late you will not found big variety of food, and is a good idea to book a table”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“One of the oldest pizza restaurant of the island. Is one of the most tasteful pizza that i 've ever taste. This restaurant is in a small fish village, Ormos. I suggest you to visit this place...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice food, cooked in the wooden oven, the garden is in an olive grove. P.S. is better to book a table if you like to join this place. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice food wich you enjoy it in a balcony up to a cliff. Traditional and modern dishes very nice cooked. Has a nice view to the sea.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The best beach in Samos is Big Seitani (Megalo Seitani). To reach this beach you have to walk 90-100 minutes into the nature, has shady part when you are walking under olive trees and also has sunny parts. To go there you are comming accross Micro Seitani (Small seitani beach) if your starting poiont is from Karlovasi The beach is sandy, long and wide. Has some trees where you could chilling... Is protected by Natura beacouse here is the place where ceals give bearth. P.S. I suggest you to visit it together with Small Seitani beach This beach has shadow but i suggest you to have an umbrela in case you will not found a free tree.. Is a secluded beach so take with you whatever you need ”
  • 3 locals recommend