Samos, is a Greek island
in the Eastern Aegean Sea, located between the island of Chios to the
North and the archipelagic complex of the Dodecanese islands to the
South and in particular the island of Patmos and off the coast of
Turkey, on what was formely known as Ionia. Its name in Turkish is
Samos Prefecture, consists of the islands of Samos, Ikaria and the
smaller islands of Fournoi Korseon. Its capital and main passenger
port is the town of Vathy, also called Samos; other harbours are the
island's second most populated town of Karlovassi and Pythagoreion
(called Tigani until the mid 20th century), a village in the same
place as the capital of Samos during antiquity, a place of UNESCO's
World Heritage Sites, on the SE coast.
Samos Marina can be a perfect base for launching numerous sailing
trips to the nearby islands, such as, Ikaria, Fournoi, Patmos, Leros,
Kalymnos, Arkoi, Lipsoi, Levitha, Kos and more.