Samos

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Roof deck of our hotel
Though we had never heard of it before, Samos turned out to be an awesome place to start our trip.  It is a decent sized island about 3km from the Turkish port town of Kusadasi.  Due to ferry schedules, we planned to stay about 3 days.  We got in at about 3:30AM on Sunday morning from our 9 hour ferry ride and slept in pretty late.  We woke to an amazing view from the pool deck of our fabulous little family run hotel, which over looks the little town of Vathy (also called Samos).  Very quite, quaint and relaxing, which was perfect.   (See review of hotel for more details... it was AWESOME.)

Gagkou beach was super fun and had some impressive views.   The walk to the beach (about 15 min from center of town) was almost as much fun as being on the beach!  But once at the beach, there are cute restaurants and plenty of chairs.  Beware... rocky beaches, as always!  (i.e. bring shoes, even for water.)

Two restaurants that were fabulous are Thalases and (debatable name.. we can't remember) but we think it is Ametrius.  Both will be reviewed, but Thalases definitely has the upper hand for views, right on the water with incomparable sunsets.  Ametrius however has the upper hand for food - YUM.  Definitely a locals place, which speaks volumes in Greece.
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Roof deck of our hotel
Roof deck of our hotel
Patio of hotel
Patio of hotel
View from hotel pool deck
View from hotel pool deck
Fabulous beach views
Fabulous beach views
Beach time!
Beach time!
Happy hour!
Happy hour!
Yummy wine from Samos
Yummy wine from Samos
The Hotel Virginia
The Hotel Virginia
Samos Hotels & Accommodations review
Fantastic Family Run Hotel in Samos
We were a little weary upon arriving to the Virginia Hotel... perhaps because it was 3:30 AM, perhaps because the cab kept driving UP UP UP... but onc… read entire review
Samos Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Amazing sunsets on the water
This restaurant was recommended by the owners of our hotel and it didn't disappoint when it comes to dramatic views and sunsets. SPECTACULAR is all I… read entire review
Samos
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