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Samos belongs to the North Aegean islands and is situated in the Aegean Sea. It’s accessible through Athens by ferryboat (about 10 hours) or by airplane (through Athens or chartered flight).
You’ll stay in three locations on the island: Karlovasi, Kokkari and Pythagorion. The 3 locations of stay are all on the seaside, offering plenty of opportunities for a swim in the Aegean Sea.
Though the island attracts tourists in the summer season, the paths are very quiet and you will not meet many hikers during the walks, except the popular waterfalls in Potami.
About the walks
From Karlovasi you walk to picture perfect Potami Beach and the nearby dramatic waterfalls in a narrow canyon. Further along the coast you reach the idyllic beaches of Mikro and Megalo Seitani.
From Kokkari you make two great walks through the famous nightingale valley, one of the greenest parts of Samos.
From Pythagorion you discover the olive groves and orange fruits yards around Myli. Around Pythagorion you walk along and over the ancient city walks and may visit the impressive Efpalinos Tunnel, dating back to the 6th century BC.
The walks are mostly via rocky footpaths, dirt roads and occasionally cobbled footpaths (kalderimia). The routes are waymarked. Most routes are about 4½ hours net walking time; sometimes you may choose from more options.
It’s a tour for active people that desire peace and nature and want to enjoy both idyllic beaches and lively villages.