Exploring Samos on foot

Combine your holidays in Samos with physical exercise!

The island of Samos, apart from the unique beaches and the history that characterizes it, it has also many special places to explore and discover. You cannot really appreciate the beauty of the island while travelling by motorcycle or car. You will have to wander around it on foot to fully understand where this unique beauty derives from.

Along with your accommodation in Samos you can admire its wonderful nature, as it is one of the greenest islands in Greece, following old and new organized paths that are intended for both beginners and more experienced hikers.

Samos is the ideal island for hiking, as it consists of lush forests and mountain slopes, picturesque villages with cobbled streets, small and larger waterfalls, vineyards, caves, deserted beaches with crystal clear blue waters, archeological sites, monasteries and unique little churches. Samos has also two unique mountains. The first one is called Kerkis which is the highest of them and is located in the western part of the island. It is not very rich in vegetation and has an altitude of 1434 m. Second mountain is called Karvounis or Ampelos. It is much larger than Kerkis and is located in the central and eastern part of the island, while its highest point is named after the picturesque church of Prophet Elias. It has an altitude of 1095 m and is quite rich in vegetation.

There have been made several attempts in the past to properly mark the paths and the hiking trails, while recently the most organized guide was completed with markings for the most well known paths of the island.

The visitors who will decide to combine their vacation in Samos with hiking on its trails, it’s certain that they will get to know in depth the places they visit, they will walk in areas that are for a few and thus discover another point of view of the island. Look for the organized hiking guide of Samos and get ready for a unique experience!