Samos is a Greek island in the North Aegean sea, south of Chios, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese, and off the coast of the Ionian coast of Turkey. It is one of the northern Aegean islands with waterfalls, green scenery and impressive rock formations.

This is the place where Pythagoras the mathematician was born, hence why the University of Mathematics is located on the island.


There are several interesting historical sights, such as the temple of Hera (located in Herion), Roman ruins and white washed monasteries.

Larger towns (Samos and Vathi) on the eastern side that offer some small museums.


Samos can be reached by ferry from Turkey and a lot of people make it into a day-trip. It is also well connected to Athens by regular flights. You’ll find plenty of touristy facilities, such as big hotels and large swimming pools.