Day Island Tour


An island of great interest like Samos, with such a lovely landscape and regard to its archaeology and history, should definitely demand a round trip! Through our Full Day Tour, you can gain a good general impression of the whole island right at the beginning of your holiday, whether it concerns archeological sites, mountains, beaches, villages or other places of interest.


DURATION: 8 HOURS       every monday, wednesday, saturday, sunday


We start with "Ancient Greece", represented by the Temple of Hera, a marvelous feat of construction dating from the ancient times. Then, we head north to the marvelous monastery of Megali Panagia (15th cent.), - an example of "Byzantine Greece"- to take a guided tour. We will then make a stop to the truly traditional mountain village of Pyrgos (famous for its honey and ceramics) for a short walk. After visiting Pyrgos, there is an optional stop in the area of Koutsi - an ideal place to take panoramic photos, before continuing to our visit at a traditional wine factory, where we will get the chance to taste some of the famous Samian wines. Continuing constantly through the varied and verdant landscape, we will reach our lunch point at the second largest town of Samos: Karlovassi (or alternatively in the verdant area of Potami).

In Karlovassi you will admire the several neoclassical houses and mansions, witnessing the great wealth of the town during the recent past. Continuing along the wild romantic north coast you will reach the enchanting Valley of Nightingales. After this short walk and a welcome coffee stop, our last station will be at the charming and picturesque fishermen's village of Kokkari, before our Island Tour reaches its destination at Samos Town and Pythagorion.  

Places to see:

· Temple of Goddess Hera

· Monastery of Megali Panagia

· Pirgos Village

· Koutsi Area

· Traditional wine factory in Karlovassi

· Karlovassi Town / Potami area

· Nightingales Valley

· Kokkari Village  

What's included:

· Private local licensed guide 

· Transportation with air-conditioned modern coach

· Entrance fees for Hera's Temple

· Pickup and drop-off where the tour concludes

· No extra hidden charges


· Tour guiding in the site of Hera's Temple 

· Wine tasting for the island tour on Sundays

· Meals and drinks 

· Personal expenses  

· Tips and gratuities 

· Optional activity costs


· Dutch (every Sunday)

· German (every Saturday) 

· English (every Wednesday) 

· Italian (every Monday) 

· Czech (ask us) 

Additional information: 

· This tour includes mild short walking. Comfortable shoes, water and camera are advised.

· To visit the monastery, men must wear long trousers and women must wear long skirts/dresses or trousers. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and     women.

· Please make sure that you will be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior departure. 

 * Routes may be subject to change.