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Samos is one of the beautiful  islands of Eastern Aegean. The island is well known for its lush green natural surroundings, fishing villages and wonderful  beaches. Here is where the goddess Hera, wife of Zeus was born,  the famous astrophysicist Aristarchus  and the great mathematician Pythagoras first saw the light of day. Samos has sights and archaeological  treasures to discover  including the ancient  PythagorioHeraion and the Therma  Baths. It is believed that the locals  built the Sancturary of Heraion to honor  Hera as  the goddess of Samos. Vathy or Samos Town is the capital and main port of the island, it is one of the oldest regions of Samos in Greece displaying some old Venetian and neoclassic buildings as well as modern ones. There are variety of beaches  because of the size of the island, both secluded and organized.  Popular beaches are Kokkari, Lemonakia and Potami. It is possible for a day trip sail to Kusadasi whereas Samos is very close to the shores of Turkey.  
►Local products of the island include Samian sweet wine, thyme honey, virgin olive oil and bourekia (a dish made from handmade dough wrapped with a mixture of pumpkin, onions, feta cheese and olive oil).
►The main regions of  Samos are Karlovassi, Kokkari, Marathokambos, Pythagorion, Samos Town.

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   Ferries - There is ferry from port of Piraeus in Athens to get to Samos and lasts about  12 hours. Samos is also connected with some other islands, including Syros, Mykonos, Ikaria, Fourni  and Chios. From Vathi  port daily trips with boat is available to take you to Kusadasi  across Turkey.
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Flights - Samos International Airport receives flights from Athens, Thessaloniki, Chios, Limnos, Mytilini and Rhodes all year round. From Athens the flight durations is one hour.
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