Samos Island Tour including the Heraion, Potami and Kokkari

Samos, Greece
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What To Expect

Samos is brimming with cultural and historic riches. And this tour whisks you to some of its best spots, including the Heraion. You'll also visit a monastery and ceramic workshop and explore Potami and Kokkari. Samos is so magnetic that its pull has drawn Irene, one of our guides. She says, ‘As a third generation Greek born and raised in Australia, I came to Samos dreaming of archaeology. In just one day, you'll discover as much of this beautiful island as possible – its history, religion, products and people.'Hera was an important deity in ancient Greece. And, according to legend, she was born in the Heraion, a stone's throw from the Aegean. We'll kick off in the ruins of this sanctuary – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – strolling along the Sacred Way to see the temple and other relics. Next, you'll visit an Orthodox monastery before dropping by a ceramic workshop in Timos. It gives much-needed work to islanders. You'll receive a Pythagoras cup as a souvenir of your visit.Next up is an organic olive factory, where you'll get to sample some of its natural health products. Then, it's on to tiny Potami, where you'll have free time for lunch. There's a lovely beach if you fancy a swim. Or, if you're feeling all Lara Croft, there's a waterfall nearby as well as the ruins of a Genoese castle. In the afternoon, you can explore at your own pace in the seaside village of Kokkari. Here, you can savour views over the sea and Karvounis Mountains.

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Important info

  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Food and drinks not included
  • Bring your passport or official EU identification
Transport. Guide. Entrance to Temple of Hera. One Pythagoras cup souvenir per guest
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Walk the Sacred Way and admire the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Heraion of Samos. Visit a typical Orthodox monastery and learn about the island's religious heritage. Observe a pottery-making demonstration in an artisans' workshop employing locals. Sample locally produced natural health products during a visit to an organic olive factory. Enjoy free time to explore Potami and the pretty village of Kokkari on the north coast

Cancellation Policy
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