SAMOS KOKKARI, GREECE
Kokkari village is situated at the north west of Vathi, the capital of Samos Island, Greece. It is a popular area which attracts many tourists because of its Mediterranean climate, its beauty of nature and the pleasant environment. The village is a major attraction for tourists, situated amidst area full of olive trees, pine and vineyards. It is located on a small Peninsula, with lots of houses occupying one side and pebble beach on the other. This village is also a fishing harbor of Samos Island. Therefore, it’s worth a journey to beautiful Kokkari village because of the view of the sea and the green surrounding mountains.
Climate: Mediterranean climate with sunny and hot summers and mild and rainy winters
Best Time to Visit : June to mid of September or up to October because later the rains begin
By Air The nearest airport is Samos International Airport, Cabs and Buses available from there
Places of Interest
Samos Tsamadou beach
Location 3 km from Kokarri
Tsamadou is among the most beautiful beaches in Samos Island which is located 3km away from Kokkari village. It has few cafeterias and delicious taverns lined up in the small wonderful beach. It is a lovely bay surrounded by flourishing greenery and crystal blue green water. The beach is affected with waves, soothing wind and is an amazing place to relax your mind and body. It is a great place for snorkeling too!
Tunnel of Eupalinos in Samos
Location: Pithagorio, Greece
The tunnel of Eupalinos is an engineering marvel since it was the first of its kind in the history of mankind and therefore a much visited tourist spot in Samos. It is considered to be one the eight wonders of the ancient world. It was built in the 6th Century B.C. during the reign of Polycrates. It was dug through the mountain of Mount Kastro. This is a water tunnel that used to be the middle section of a huge aqueduct named after its architect, Eupalinos. It was used for more than 1100 years after which it was abandoned and used as a protection against invasion by pirates.
Location 8 km south of Vathy
Mykali is a small and beautiful pebbled beach that is still unexploited. Reachable by all means of transport, it stretches for about 3 km and is well protected from the affect of strong winds. It is one the best organized beaches in Samos offering visitors numerous facilities like umbrellas, sundecks and much more. The crystal clear waters are not very deep being suitable for children. The visitors can go in for various water sports as facilities for the same are available in some parts of the beach. It is a must visit if you love nature as the beach is surrounded by lovely green landscape and great views.
Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis
Location: Pythagorion, Samos, Greece
The Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis is a very important structure in the history of Samos as well as Greece. Constructed in the 19th century, it is truly an excellent example of defensive architecture. This Castle is 400m long and is located to the south west of the port of Pythagorio. The Castle is situated on a hill where some prehistoric items were found and so it is believed to be one the oldest settlement on Samos. The Castle played a crucial role in the Revolution against the Turks and was the headquarters of the same and hence was named after the leader of the Revolution, Lykourgos Logothetis.
Pythagorion Archaeological Museum
Location: Pythagorion, Samos, Greece
The Archaeological Museum of Pythagorion has on display about 3000 items and artifacts. These items were found in archeological excavations in and around the ancient towns of Samos Island. These exhibits are very old, some of them dating as far back as 5th millennium B.C. The collection extends up to 7th century A.D. thereby reflecting the historical development and course of the island. Including marble statues, coins, ceramic vases, jewelry, even parts of buildings and temples etc., these exhibits depict the rich cultural heritage of Samos and its political importance during the ancient era.