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Samos island, Greece. 5th trip of the year!

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I used to spend every summer holiday as a teenager in the homeland of Pythagoras. But in the last years I haven’t visited the island due to various personal reasons.

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This May I went back, thanks to Visit Greece and Aegean Airlines, that invited me to join this press trip. Our visit in the island was short.

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One day only. But what a beautiful day that was it!   

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It’s interesting to go back to a place that you know so well but haven’t visited the last years. Coming back means you see a familiar place with new, fresh eyes.

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As always, I am happy to share with you the photos I took during my visit, along with a few Samos travel tips. 

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Points of interest: 

Samos Wine MuseumSamos orchids glass house / Archaeological Museum of Pythagorion

Panagia Spiliani Church / Temple of Hera

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Where to shop: 

2 the little store 

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Dress: 2 the little store

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Pergamonto bisto bar restaurant in Pythagorio/ Restaurant Ithaki in Agios Konstantinos / Panorama in Koumaradei / Ammos Plaz

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This blog post has everything that your heart desires to find on an island. Except beaches.

Unfortunately the day I visited Samos, the weather was not beach weather. But here are a few beaches to visit in June, July, August, even in September: 

Potokaki, Kaladakia, Lemonakia, Tsampou, Tsamadou, Kerveli bay, Mikali, mikro and megalo seitani. 

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Samos is definitely a summer destination that you may want to consider for your upcoming holidays. And if you wonder how to get there, Aegean Airlines has you covered!

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I’d like to thank wholeheartedly Hotel Venus for the hospitality, Samos Municipality, Visit Greece and of course Aegean Airlines for inviting me to one more unforgettable press trip! 

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During my holidays in Samos I visited Proteas Blu resort. As I am a sucker for travel photography and interior design, it was inevitable to take pictures on my visit of such a dreamy resort for The Viennese Girl blog. Everything was so peaceful, so relaxing and purely elegant. Everything was screaming SUMMER and I was totally in my element.

Now back to Vienna, reminiscing about those moments, I look out of the window of my little room in Vienna and there is neither sea nor blue skies on the horizon. But I had a good time in Proteas Blu Resort. It was so fun taking those photos and wish that I will get the chance to get back there soon in the near future. #seayousoon

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I was surprised to find out on Instagram, where I have the chance to interact with some of you, that many people are interested in the beautiful island of Samos and were asking for Samos tips. I promised in another blog post that I will write down and share my knowledge on The Viennese Girl blog, so here we go:

  • first of all, if you intend to explore the island and you don’t want to spend your holidays just relaxing in your hotel, you will need to rent a car. Samos is not a small island, public transportation doesn’t help that much and cabs are very expensive.
  • If I had to choose where to stay I would stay in Pythagorio.You can understand why if you check my photos here.
  • My favourite cafes in Pythagorio: Enigma (they don’t have a website) and 2spoons.
  • If you are looking for a hotel with a wonderful view to Pythagorio, then go to Hera2hotel.
  • Remember to visit my friends Stella and Eva who have the loveliest fashion store in Pythagorio called 2the little store.
  • For evening strolls visit those three villages: Pythagorio, Kokkari and Ireon. They are all by the sea.
  • Locals says that the best taverna in Samos is Triantafillos. It is located in Palaiokastron. I went there last summer and it was super nice and the food was amazing. Just remember to reserve a table to avoid last minute disappointments.
  • If you are looking for anything, a coffee place, a restaurant, your hotel, just ask the locals. Ask them. They will be happy to help you.
  • There is an open air cinema in Mitilinious. No matter what film they play, this is a unique experience on a Greek island.
  • If you are looking for beach bars, then head to Asterias in Potokaki and to Navagos in Tsamadu beach.
  • Samos is not like Mykonos. Of course there are bars and night life but don’t expect to find the same nightlife here as in Mykonos. I would say that Samos is a romantic destination for couples, ideal for families and for group of friends who aren’t party animals 🙂
  • If you are looking for history and culture then go to the Temple of Hera in Ireon, to the Archeological Museum in Vathi and to the Tunnel of Eupalinos where you also get a very nice view of Pythagorio and of course you will take a picture in front of the statue of Pythagoras.
  • What I really love: the bakery in Pythagorio that you will go after midnight. It is on a side street…

I hope this blog post will be helpful for your holidays in Samos and if your holidays are over and you get back to your country and have after holidays blues, then you should know that you are not the only one ♥

From Samos with love

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From Samos with love is a collection of the photos that I took in the last days in different parts on this island, here and there. Consequently, this post includes everything that has to do with my life on this beautiful island and what I’ve seen around.

All the clothing items that are pictured on this post belong to the fashion shop 2 the little store, that my friends Eva&Stella have in Pythagorion. Visiting 2 the little store is one of my Samos travel tips, which I will include in one of the following blog posts, as many of you on Instagram have asked for Samos local tips and recommendations.

In those last days, while I am on holidays, apart from taking photos, it’s hard to find the time to work for The Viennese girl blog (because each blog post usually requires at least 5 hours work), and it’s even harder to find the words to write something down as my mind is totally empty but I guess this is the effect caused by the combination of happy holidays and summer mood. Nothing but love from Samos

Holidays in the Greek islands

20 things I enjoy when I am on holidays in the Greek islands:

1. Closing the eyes and listening to the waves of sea.

2. Endless beach parties.

3. Having breakfast, lunch, and dinner next to the sea.

4. Looking at the endless blue of the sky and sea without thinking anything.

5. Smelling the aroma of Greek bakery in the middle of the night that challenges you to go there and taste everything. The choice is difficult. Begin with tiropita, spanakopita and for something sweet take a bugatsa.

6. Climbing on the roof of a white church in Santorini.

7. Eat eat eat. Fish, Suvlaki, musaka, greek salads, and fresh fruits.

8. Discovering a hidden cave and swimming naked.

9. Renting a motor yacht and having a hop on hop off tour from island to the next island.

10. Spending the whole day with bikini and pareo.

11. Listening to Greek music such as the song of Melina Merkouri that says that the moon is made from paper and the beach is fake. But if you had believed her just a little bit, everything would be real.

12. Feeling the sea salt sensation all over your body.

13. Looking around myself and seeing happy carefree people.

14. Losing the sense of time. What time is it? Is it Monday or Sunday? Where did you say that we are now?

15. Participating in a Panigiri!!! Eat and drink like a local and dance Syrtaki or Kalamatiano with strangers.

16. Letting myself enjoy the Greek hospitality. It will sound strange, but only when I lived in foreign countries, I really understood what Greek hospitality is. When you live in Greece, you don’t really understand it because you take it for granted, but when you go to live in a foreign country, then you get it. Only if you compare it with other countries, only if you see a different side, you understand what Greek hospitality is all about.

17. Window shopping jewelleries that are inspired from the ancient Greek architecture.

18. Having a hot tan. Going there with a skin which has the colour of milk and coming back home with a chocolate skin.

19. Walking barefoot in hot sand.

20. Coming back to your country, looking at the photos that you took in Greece and spontaneously having a big smile in your face that makes you desperately want to have a bit of Greece in your life and forever.

Do you have similar experiences in Greece?

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