Island hopping around the Aegean sea.
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While you are in Samos, why not take the opportunity to visit other islands in the Agean sea.
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There are direct ferries from Samos to Ikaria, Patmos, Mykonos, Kos, Symi, Rhodes, Syros, Tinos and many more islands. Maybe even spend a couple of days and visit Santorini.
Bellow, we have some of our favorite island hopping destinations for you which are easy to access from Samos.
Ikaria: Samos is very close to Ikaria one of the 5 blue zones around the world. Yes, only 1h away from Samos is the island where people live the most in the world.
The name of this island is derived from Icarus, the son of Daedalus who escaped king Minoas Labyrinth. Icarus was the first flier in Greek mythology, and it was believed that he had fallen into the sea nearby.
Icaria is home to the famous natural springs, located mainly on the SE coast. The springs at Therma's coast were known since antiquity. They belong to the category of radioactive springs.
If you are not up for some thermal therapy, Ikaria also offers the world-famous panigiria (folklore parties) where people eat, drink and dance for days, celebrating life.
One of the reasons why many people from Ikaria live over 100 years old.
Mykonos: Who does not know Mykonos. This is one of the most famous Greek islands and only 4 hours away from Samos by ferry.
Many famous celebrities have been dipping their toes in the sands of the beaches for more than 50 years. Maybe you meet Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Leonardo Di Caprio who have been spotted dancing the night away on this island.
Many top DJs have played sets on the island of Mykonos in recent years. It’s now an island that has two of the most popular clubs in the world because of this. It’s definitely one of the most attractive places on earth as far as music fanatics are concerned.
Mykonos isn’t just a hotspot for party animals and rich celebrities, it’s also a place that windsurfers and kitesurfers as well as other water sports enthusiasts crave.
Patmos: Only 5 hours away from Samos, Patmos is a significant Christian pilgrimage site.
Here you will find the Cave of the Apocalypse, the location that John of Patmos received the visions found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament, and where the book was written.
A fortresslike, 11th-century monastery dedicated to the saint overlooks the whitewashed houses of the hilltop capital, Hora.
According to Forbes magazine, Patmos is "Europe’s most idyllic place to live” with an air of quiet tranquility, which is one reason why people that know it return again and again”, including some celebrities who own properties on the island.
Santorini: Why not after Mykonos visit Santorini, (or Thera in Greek) one of the most popular destinations in Greece.
Known for its impressive sunset and scenic streets, unique gastronomy products, and a volcano, Santorini annually gathers thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Fira and Oia are the most visited and luxurious settlements on the island giving you breathtaking views and photogenic landscapes. Here you can stay in amazing boutique apartments with infinity swimming pools overlooking the caldera.
Santorini is no 1 location for marriage proposals. To book a wedding there might take a few years on a waiting list.
The island has often been linked to the myth of the ancient city of Atlantis, and its disappearance that has troubled generations of scientists.
Naxos: Only 7 hours away from Samos, Naxos is considered as THE place for windsurfing and kitesurfing. The biggest island of the Cyclades has an unbeatable rustic charm too.
Zeus was brought up in Naxos. In his honor, the inhabitants of this island named the tallest mountain in Naxos after him. Naxos is believed to be the birthplace of Dionysus.
In addition to Zeus and Dionysus, Apollo, Ariadne, Demeter and Artemis were worshiped above all Greek gods in Naxos. Naxos is home to many renowned buildings and archeological sites. You will find many ancient ruins here. The most significant antiquities on the island are the lions of Delos and the temple of Apollo.
Foodies will love visiting Naxos. Anthony Bourdain was one of these frequent visitors. So when in Naxos try the local cheese, potatoes, and kitron – a local lemon spirit!
Symi: It takes 6 hours to visit Symi from Samos. With quiet elegance, grand neoclassical buildings, great beaches, stunning monasteries, and divine food this is a very colorful and charming, low-key alternative to other, busier islands of the Dodecanese such as Kos and Rhodes.
Symi is a Greek island renowned for its beaches, an annual music festival, and the harbor at the town, surrounded by colorful neoclassical houses.
One thing that draws your attention as you approach Symi by ferry is the bright mansions around the port.
The island was traditionally home to expert sponge divers and keen merchants, which back in the 19th century they made fabulous fortunes by selling their hauls to the Italians, English and French.