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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. Phytagoria is very beautiful, clean and vykortsliknanade. For me, it feels not quite as Greece but it is a matter of taste, Many restaurants and large abarer at the port. I miss the small cozy spots with three ¨-four tables.
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  • I really liked it here and I didn't think I would, as The Rough Guide suggested that it was far too touristy. It does have a lot of restaurants, bars and cafes aimed at the tourists but they are tradi...  read more »
  • Lovely place on Earth! Kokkari is very charming: small tavernas with delicious homemade greek specialities and cafes, clean beach with beds and umbrellas, bakery and a church in the center. Quite, fri...  read more »
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