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General Information

National language: Greek
Name in national language: Σάμoς

State: Greece

Geographical position: 37° 44' N 26° 50' O
Altitude: 0-1433 m
Population: 42.000 (Census 2005)
Currency: Euro
UTC difference: +2h (summer time +3h) ETC difference: +1h
Surface: 468 km²
Population density: 90Inhabitants/km²
Region: Dodecanese

The area of the island is 478 km2 (184.6 sq mi), 43 km (27 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide. It is separated from Anatolia, by the approximately 1 mile (1.6 km)-wide Mycale Strait. While largely mountainous, Samos has several relatively large and fertile plains.
A great portion of the island is covered with vineyards, from which wine is made, including that from the Vathi grapes. The most important plains are that of Pythagorio, in the southeast, Karlovasi in the northwest, and Marathokampos in the southwest. The island's population is 33,814, which is the 9th
most populous of the Greek islands. The Samian climate is typically Mediterranean, with mild rainy winters, and warm rainless summers.

The largest mountain is the Ampelos massif, which occupies the center of the island and rises to 1,095 metres (3,590 ft). The island's highest point is the summit of the Kerkis range, at 1,434 metres (4,700 ft). The mountains are a continuation of the Mycale range on the Anatolian mainland.
According to Strabo, the name Samos is from Phoenician meaning "rise by the shore."

Banks are normally open from 08:00 to 14:00 Monday to Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

Post offices:
Post offices operate from 07:30 to 14:30 daily from Monday to Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

Samos: 22730 83100
Karlovassi: 22730 3222

Greece international calling code:+30
Emergency numbers: Fire: 119
First aid: 166 Police station: 22730 22100

Places to visit


Visit the sights, the beaches and the museums,

Discover old churches, ancient remains, the fascinating traditions and culture

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Samos Specialities

Samos Island offers a wide range of local products, like olive oil, tasty cheese and fresh fish! You can get these specialities in almost every tavern or shop on the island.

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Useful Telephones

Useful numbers in Samos

Here you can find all the necessary telephone numbers, addresses and more information you need for your stay in Samos.

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Feasts, festivals and other events

Enjoy the Greek culture and celebrate an arresting patronal festival with dance, live music, nice wine and good food!

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