FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
On the northeast coast at the head of a sharply deep bay is the capital, Samos town, also known as Vathi (which actually refers to the old settlement just above the port). Red-tile roofs sweep around the arc of the bay and reach toward the top of red-earth hills. In the morning at the sheltered port, fishermen still grapple with their nets, spreading them to dry in the sun, and in the early
afternoon everything shuts down. Slow summer sunsets over the sparkling harbor match the relaxed pace of locals.
Beyond the popular beaches of Tsabou, Tsamadou, and Lemonakia, the spectacular stretch of coast road lined with olive groves and vineyards ends...