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Samos, Kokkari
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Samos is a port town on the island of Samos in Greece. It is also known as Kato Vathy (Κάτω Βαθύ), referring to its location below Vathy. In 2011 it had a population of 6,251.HistoryThe Town of Samos was built in the middle of 18th century as the port of Vathy. At first there were only depots for the necessities of the trade. Samos town was initially named Kato Vathy (meaning low Vathy) or Limenas Vatheos (meaning port of Vathy). Current name (Samos town) was given it in 1958. During 19th became the administration centre of the island. At that time, its population increased. After the union of Samos with Greece, Samos town remained the administration centre of the island, as well as it became the capital of the Samos Prefecture and the seat of the local municipality.DescriptionSamos town is on the coast, very close to Vathy. Its houses are built to amphitheatrically formation, around the bay. In front of the settlement is the port of Samos with wharf of more than 150 meters length. Notable buildings in Samos are the old churches of Agios Nikolaos and Agios Spiridon, the town hall and the two statues (the statue of Themistocles Sofoulis on the coastal road and the big lion statue on the central square).
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  • Samos is a wonderful Greek island and we liked especially the location Kokkari, there we had our hotel. Many small tavernas and nice bars are in place and the small harbour. We really liked especially the Meltemi restaurant in the village and the beach. Attentive service and always tasty and the fish very fresh and perfectly prepared. Here in the village, the line bus runs regularly in the capital. There are several bus stops. Beautiful beaches and bays with nice taverns within walking distance well to reach. The bus but also the surrounding beaches, a rental car is not necessary. We had us but having a car for three days and have seen a lot of the island and met beautiful corners. The village of Kokkari is an ideal and nice starting point to get to know this wonderful island...
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  • A good place to relax in the beautiful and secure with best rates guaranteed. A small idyllic island. Here I will come back again. The people were really friendly.
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  • Prahctig Green Island with a wide range of cosy coves and restaurants. You will find everything a Greek island needs! The only thing ' is missing "(if you look up something) is a larger city such as Corfu.
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