Samos, the third Greek Island that we visited was the least interesting of all (we used it as a starting point for a day trip to Turkey, and that was the best.
Anyway, time passed quickly and without boring moments.
Samos offers a variety of beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy.
Kokkari Beach it’s ideal for families with children, as the waters are shallow and calm.
Tsamadou, Pottami, Lemonakia and Psili Ammos are also popular amidst the beaches in the island.
The Church of Agios Nikolaos is a small, white-washed church located in the heart of Kokkari, dedicated to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and fishermen.
The church has a simple design, with a single nave and a small bell tower, and inside we find beautiful frescoes and icons that date back to the 18th century.
Princessa Hotel – Far from everything
We stayed there for two nights and have nothing to complaint, but…
The hotel is good, but far from everything. The views over the see are good, but there’s no beach at walking distance. We had a car, and that solved everything. Xubuntu wrote in my page: There are 2 beaches just in front of the hotel, 80 m distance. This photo is very old the hotel has been totally renovated in 2012. And its your best choice on Samos island!
Thanks Xubuntu, as a matter of fact this pictures were taken in 1989. From the hotel and the road we saw no beach, that’s why we didn’t approach the water.
Unique Qualities: Price! Maybe because of the isolation, the price was good for a deserved four stars.
Address: Not far from Phytagorium… by car.
Tragedy with Olympic
In the eve of my flight to Samos, 18 people died in a plane crash in the island.
Details in my Greece page
Still missing 146
The bartender of Princess hotel was a nice guy, that knew (he said) 150 ways of making coffee, so he would find the Portuguese way.
He tried hard, we gave him all the possible suggestions, but after four attempts he couldn’t reach our tastes.
Yes, Portuguese is a complicated language, but Portuguese coffee is a n even more complicated matter.
Our first visit to Turkey was in a day trip from the island to Kusadasi. It’s a short and cheap trip, and in Turkey they are very well organised to fill the day – Ephesus and Selçuk are interesting visits.
One day is enough, and a return ticket costs 35€ for a 75 minutes trip, 40 € returning the same day, and 55 € with open return.
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