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10 things to do in Samothrace

10 things to do in Samothrace

There certainly are a lot of things to do and experience during your holiday in Samothrace. It was hard, but we managed to narrow it down to 10. Some are for everybody, while others, (...)

The beaches of Samothrace

The beaches of Samothrace

Samothrace is not the island of never ending beaches, with fine sand and shallow waters. If you are interested in this above all, than Samothrace is not the right destination for your (...)

Pachia Ammos, the most popular beach of Samothrace

Pachia Ammos, the most popular beach of Samothrace

Pachia Ammos (which could be translated as "thick sand") is the most known and most popular beach of Samothrace. That is because is the only sandy beach which can be reached (...)

The rugged beauty of Kipos Beach

The rugged beauty of Kipos Beach

Kipos (or Kipoi, which means "the gardens") is probably the most popular beach after Pachia Ammos, but it's as different as it can be. As Pachia Ammos does, Kipos also is to be (...)

The ruins of the Monastery of Christ near Therma

The ruins of the Monastery of Christ near Therma

Even though the sign says, in both Greek and English, "Holy Monastery of Christ", the monastery in fact doesn't exist anymore. Only the ruins are left, placed in a beautiful natural (...)

The Makrilies-Lakkoma Beach

The Makrilies-Lakkoma Beach

The beach of the villages Makrilies and Lakkoma is situated towards the south of the island, 8 kilometers away from Kamariotissa and half the distance to Pachia Ammos. This beach (...)

Beaches in the north of Samtohrace: Fonias

Beaches in the north of Samtohrace: Fonias

On the norteastern part of the island, after you leave Therma and the campings behind, you'll find a beach which is called after Fonias, the most famous river of Samothrace. It's a (...)

Beaches in the north of Samtohrace: Paleopoli

Beaches in the north of Samtohrace: Paleopoli

In the settlement called Paleopoli, on the northern shore, 6 kilometers away from Kamariotissa, there's a narrow strip of gravel beach. Even if it isn't among the most beautiful on (...)

Beaches in the north of Samothrace: Limnidi

Beaches in the north of Samothrace: Limnidi

Limnidi is very close to Kamariotissa, only 3 kilometers away, on the road to Therma. It is a gravel beach, well organized and popular among the tourists. It has umbrellas and sunbeds (...)

Fun and music on Therma Beach

Fun and music on Therma Beach

On the northern shore, 300m away from the Therma village there's a strip of pebble and sandy beach with Mount Saos on the background. You can reach it with the buses which (...)

Beyond the mountains: Vatos Beach, the hidden treasure of the island

Beyond the mountains: Vatos Beach, the hidden treasure of the island

Though very difficult to reach, Vatos is considered to be the most beautiful beach of Samothrace. Is in the southern part of the island, to the east of Pachia Ammos and beyond the (...)

The Folk Museum of Chora

The Folk Museum of Chora

The Folk Museum of Samothrace is situated in Chora, right next to the Church of the Assumption. It shows the occupations and way of life of the old inhabitants of the island. It is (...)

The five new martyrs and the church of Chora

The five new martyrs and the church of Chora

The main church in Chora, dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary is the most important in Samothrace. You'll have no problem finding it due to the tall bell tower which (...)

The Archaeological Museum of Samothrace

The Archaeological Museum of Samothrace

The Archaeology Museum of Samothrace is in Paleopoli, 6 kilometers away from Kamariotissa, right near the archaeological site. It is a small four room building, erected by the (...)

The Gateluzzi stronghold of Chora

The Gateluzzi stronghold of Chora

At one end of Chora, in the northeastern part, the ruins of the medieval citadel dominate the settlement from a 250 meters peak. History The citadel is built on an area of (...)

The Panagia Kamariotissa icon, the protector of the island

The Panagia Kamariotissa icon, the protector of the island

The Kamariotissa church lies right near the harbour, on one of the streets behind the promenade. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary and it's famous for the (...)

People and villages

People and villages

As the central and southeastern part of the island is occupied by Mount Saos, the settlements are concentrated mostly in the north and in the west, with most of them in the west. (...)

Where the island ends: Akrotiri Cape and Agios Andreas Lagoon

Where the island ends: Akrotiri Cape and Agios Andreas Lagoon

If you find yourself in Kamariotissa and you go on the seaside towards west (on the left side as you watch the sea), at about 1.8 km away, you'll arrive first at the lagoon named (...)

Taking a boat tour around the island

Taking a boat tour around the island

The best way to take a first look at the island is to book a boat trip. Especially that on the road it's impossible to arrive everywhere, due to the rough and steep terrain. (...)

Hiking in the mountains of Samothrace

Hiking in the mountains of Samothrace

It is often said that Samothrace is not an island, but a mountain which rises directly from the sea. And it's quite right – with the 1611 meters height of the Marmaras peak, it's the (...)

The Winged Victory of Samothrace

The Winged Victory of Samothrace

The most famous symbol of the island is no doubt the statue of the winged goddess Nike (Victory), exhibited today at the Louvre Museum. Her reputation reached all the corners (...)

The Sanctuary of the Great Gods

The Sanctuary of the Great Gods

The island of Samothrace was very famous in the ancient times for one of the few sanctuaries of the Greek world where initiation ceremonies took place. The mystery cult (...)

Kamariotissa - Welcome to Samothrace!

Kamariotissa - Welcome to Samothrace!

Kamariotissa is the first place you'll step in once you got off the ferry-boat. It is situated in the northwestern part of the island, in a bay protected by Akrotiri cape, having Saos (...)

Waterfall hikes

Waterfall hikes

The best things in Samothrace are not the beaches, as on an usual Greek island, but the so called "vathras". These are a very special characteristic and an emblem of the island. (...)

Therma - between the mountain and the sea

Therma - between the mountain and the sea

Therma (or Loutra, which means "baths") is 14 kilometers east of Kamariotissa, on the coast road from the north of the island. It's a small touristic settlement (about 70 inhabitants (...)

Panagia Krimniotissa, the chapel on top of the mountain

Panagia Krimniotissa, the chapel on top of the mountain

According to tradition, there are about 999 churches and chapels on the island. Most probably, Panagia Krimniotissa (also referred to as Kremniotissa) is the most famous of (...)

Chora, the perched capital of Samothrace

Chora, the perched capital of Samothrace

The capital of Samothrace is not a port, as maybe some might expect. It is situated inland, in the North-West, in a small valley nestled among the cliffs of Mount Saos. The town's (...)

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