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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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  • Beautiful and picturesque part of the rock to the splits in two, the beautiful bays, the shops, the beach. A very nice combination of component of Samos island. Located in thriving tourist development, but that has not aloiwsei the beauty and charm of the landscape. An abundance of shops catering to choose from or coffee bars to cool off after bathing. The beach however is not special. Deserve a mesimeri (for swimming and lunch) or a night (for a picturesque and romantic dinner).
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  • A gorgeous and big island covering all tastes. The combination of trees and the sea enchants. Beaches with sand or pebbles, tourist and organized or desolate and quiet. Nightclubs for partying or calmly bars for relaxing. Villages to discover with great food and unique beauty. Unique wine and ouzo will enchant. It is no coincidence that considered destination with quality of life, tranquility, relaxation and a favorite among European tourists. Though far from Athens, there is easy access to many daily flights but also with boat from Piraeus.
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  • This island I highly recommend to visit. Here you will find all-beautiful beaches, mountains, spas, museums, and a lot of sights. Moreover, it is a short walk from Turkey, which is also worth a visit. Beautiful is a town of Pythagorion, Samos-Karlovasi, or old town.
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