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Our excursion program is actively sold by many Tour Operators who chose to take advantage of our excellent service, market knowledge and competitive rates.
Programs can be structured to address the requirements of different target groups including families, youth, elderly and special interest groups eg bird watchers, historical, cooking! etc.
The island Tour is a fascinating excursion, which covers practically all the main sites in Samos, an island of legend and beauty.
Birthplace of Pythagoras and home of the beautiful goddess Hera, Samos stands apart from the islands of the blue Aegean for its unique majesty, cultural traditions and picturesque charm.
The people of Samos are considered to be very friendly and open hearted. The warm hospitality a visitor gets is also something to be admired. Samos is an historic island as well as a verdant one, well known for its vegetation and plant life. The island Tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy Samos thoroughly, whether it concerns archaeological sites, mountains, beaches, villages or other places of interest.
During the tour we visit the hera temple , few of the beautiful samos villages , a small traditional winery , the monastery of timios Stavros or megali panagia and other highlights of the island like pythagorio and Kokkari.
Turkey – Ephesus
A taste of the orient…. Sail away to the coast of Asia Minor to the magnificent town of Kusadasi (New Ephesus) famed for its fascinating shops and bazaars.
Departure at 08:00 from Pythagorio and cruise towards the Orient. Arrival in Kusadasi after 1 ¼ hour boat journey.
On arrival, there is an optional Tour to the ancient site of Ephesus, famous for the temple of Artemis- one of the seven wonders of the world. Then an optional lunch, before returning to Kusadasi, where you still have plenty of time to enjoy the Turkish bazaars where you can find oriental carpets, leathers, jewelry, brass, alabaster etc.
Return to Samos at approx. 18:15 (17.00 departure from Kusadasi).
Captain’s BBQ from Pythagorio
After sailing along the coast in a fishing boat from Pythagorion (starting at 09:30) , anchor before the sandy beach of Samiopoula for a swimm (1 hr) , then you reach the small Beach of Kakoperato where the crew will prepare a meal for you (at about 13:30) while you enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters.
Return at around 18:00
Patmos is situated 32 miles south of Samos and is dominated by the imposing Monastery of St.’ John, standing at the top of the Hill above the harbor.
Leaving from Pythagorion at 08:00 you reach this beautiful island after 2 1/2 hours of cruising. This tiny island is part of a submerged volcano and is revered because of St.John who spent his exile here in AD 92. It is said that St John wrote part of the Bible on Patmos, known as the Revelations and (as it is also claimed) the Fourth Gospel.
Dominating the island is the great Monastery, a powerful fortress-like building, which houses some famous scripts and icons, some of which are very rare. The view of Patmos from the Monastery is quite spectacular.
Upon arrival , an optional guided tour will begin and guests will be taken by motor-coach , with the assistance of an experienced guide to the Apocalypses Cave (entrance free of 2 euros to be paid on the spot) for a half an hour visit , and further on to the village of Chora, where they will visit the famous monastery of St.John (entrance free of 4 euros to be paid on the spot) and the museum for an one hour visit and guiding .
After the tour and around 20 minutes of free time , guests return to Skala , where they can spend remaining time with a walk at harbor , rest and have a lunch .
The ferry returns at 16.00 hrs to Pythagorion, where it will arrive approx. 18.30 hrs.
Vourliotes Platanakia Hiking
The tour – after the bus transfer – starts in the mountain village of Vourliotes. You will meet with the guide for a cafe in the village square and talk about the hike as well as the other activities that you will experience during the day.
After the stop we start our walk across the Nightingale Valley, vineyards, crossing the Kakorema River & then continue our path to the village Manolates through the shaded forest.
In Manolates village we make an one hour stop to explore the artists’ workshops and enjoy lunch in one of the tavernas (not included in the rate) .
Then we continue downhill to the picturesque area of Platanakia, the biggest plane-tree forest of the island to meet the bus for the way back to the hotels.
Samos Coastal Hiking (Drakei)
With its rugged hills and laid-back feel, western Samos is a destination of choice for those in the know. This guided walking route along the cliff-top trails will give you insider access 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 , it’s time for the second part of the day. Up and over the trails you go, taking in the beach of Potami. The mountainous trails will never be extreme, but when the excursion is done, your legs will be thankful that there’s a coach to bring you back
Crystal clear Kassonisi
Don’t miss this unique excursion, which will take you to the virtually unspoilt paradise pearl of Kassonisi on East Samos!
Kasonisi is a small rocky islet separated from Samos by a narrow strait. The real attraction is the small strait with its isolated location and turquoise water. The strait is less than 50 meters wide and with less than 1 meter depth at the most shallow part.
We start by boarding on the boat in Pythagorion harbor to go along the east coast. The first stop is at Kassonisi. Here we jump in the water directly from the boat.
Then we continue towards the beach of Posidonion. Here you can choose to either swim directly from the boat or sunbathe and swim from the beach.
Unspoiled Samiopoula from Votsalakia port
Samiopoula , its name means small Samos and can be easily accessed from the ports of Pythagorion and Votsalakia.
Come with us on a day trip to Samiopoula from Votsalakia, where you can spend your day swimming and relaxing in the beautiful sea, with our friendly captain and crew.
While you are there you can have fun swimming from the boat , doing a variety of water games and diving. At 1:00 pm a tasty, home made lunch is served on the boat . At around 14:30 we sail. On our way back you have the opportunity for one more stop in a different beach depending on the weather .
West Coast Pearls
The towering peak of Mount Kerkis provides a dramatic backdrop to the peaceful scene below. Lot of small deserted bays and unique beautiful beaches, caves to explore!
Enjoy a daily cruise from Votsalakia. An unforgettable day with captain Vaggelis taking you to unique beaches reached only by boat!!