The island of Samos is located in the Eastern Aegean Sea, a key location for holiday makers with its good climatic conditions for sailing. The western part of the island has had little development due to its mountainous terrain. The island mainly attracts tourists from Germany and Austria.

Facts about Samos

In ancient times Samos was a particularly rich and powerful city-state, particularly known for its vineyards and wine production.

The Heraion of Samos was a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera, in the Southern region of Samos. The site of the temple's ruins, with its sole standing column, was designated a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Pythagoreion in 1992. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean Theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun.

Samos is one of the sunniest places in Europe with almost 3,300 hours of sunshine annually or 74% of the time.

Famous for

  • Muscat of Samos; the Muscat grape is the main crop used for wine production
  • Moustalevria, a traditional Greek kind of pudding made of grape must mixed with flour 
  • Honey
  • Pottery, ceramics, rugs, bags made of goat wool and woven fabrics 

Facts and Figures about Samos Airport

Samos Airport offers domestic and international flights to Europe.

The catchment area of Samos Airport includes Samos, Fourni, Thymaina and potentially Ikaria and Patmos.

Passengers 2015: 0.4 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 5,300
Terminals: 1
Runways: 1

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