On the north - east side of the island is situated Vathi,
with the seat of the municipality the town of Samos.
Built amphitheatrically around a large bay, it is a
harmonious fusion of Aegean colours,
a neoclassical coastal zone and the gorgeous beaches
surrounding it. Vathi is one of the three main ports
on the island and is almost linked to Samos, although
the division between the two towns is difficult to see.
The town of Samos or Vathi
as the locals call it, capital of the island today,
stands on the north east corner of the island. It has
a population of about 9,000 people and is a mixture
of old and new buildings. The town is slowly expanding
round the amphitheatrical bay. The port lies in the
centre of the eastern side of the bay, which lends its
name to the city. Limin Vatheos or Kato Vathi
as the locals call it, is the most lively place on the
island, especially during the touristic season. The
rich historic past of the island is established by the
ruins, the finds and the remnants of its famous sites.
The historic church of Agios Spyridon
the building that housed the Parliament
the Town Hall
and the Archaeological
and the Byzantine Museum
are all tokens
of the historic past of the island and great tourist
In Samos you'll relax. You'll feel
unique renewed, and you'll come back again and again.
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