Samos town (Vathy). Samos town is the capital of the Greek island of Samos. The town is located in a deep bay called Vathy. "Vathy" in Greek means "deep". Vathy is now called the picturesque district which lies higher up on the slopes of the hill. A walk through the narrow alleys where many traditional houses are, is more than worth the effort.
Samos town is largely built on the slopes of a hill and what you see here are many beautiful churches, large and small squares and many neoclassical buildings. Here is also the largest port of the island. The busiest point of the city is in the Pythagoras square, where the marble lion stands. At this square, which was renovated in the year 2014, are many nice cafés and restaurants. Good cafes and restaurants are along the main road around the harbour. Nowadays there is a long pedestrian promenade created with benches to sit and with playgrounds for children.
In Samos town the beaches are not so great. The most popular beach is the beach of Gangos which is located northwest of the city. In the city are two very interesting museums, the archaeological museum and the wine museum.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee