The mythical birthplace of the goddess Hera, Samos is the greenest of the Aegean islands, and surely deserves its divine reputation. Nature-lovers and sun-seekers alike are attracted to its pebbled beaches, green expanses and impressive rocky cliffs. The island is also famous for its vineyards, as well as being home to the ruins of the magnificent Temple of Hera , and a true marvel of ancient engineering, the 1,000-metre Tunnel of Eupalinos, which once brought clean drinking water to the people of Pythagoreio.
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First aid: 166
Fire department: +30 22730 22199
Forest rangers: +30 22730 27435
||Shops generally open from about 9am to 9-10pm. Many establishments close for a few hours in the early afternoon for siesta, but most restaurants, bars and cafes stay open late, often past midnight.
||Regional Unit of Samos, Department of Tourism
Dervenakion and Alexi Alexi str, Samos
+30 22733 50401