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21 Μαρ 2018

Outdoor activities on Samos island!

Samos is a gorgeous island with dazzling beaches and a dreamy combination of seaside and mountain landscapes, offering something for everyone who’s interested in exploring, adventuring and discovering in nature.

The island’s two large mountains, Ambelos (Karvounis) and Kerkis, provide wonderful routes for climbing, hiking and biking. The caves that are scattered around the island are very popular with enthusiasts coming from around the world.

Samos’ shorelines also offer a plethora of activities, from windsurfing and deep sea diving to kayaking and canoeing. 

Here's an indicative list of outdoor activities on Samos:


Windsurfers rate Kokkari as one of the top destinations for the sport in Greece, not only because of the suitable weather conditions that boost enjoyment but also because of the well organized club and facilities obtainable there. Windsurfing competitions take place every summer with a huge participation by Greek and foreign athletes. 

Samos Windsurfing, Kokkari

Email: (surf instructor Rob Horne)

Tel: +30 693 892 9571, +30 693 410 0917, +30 22730 92102


Wind & Water, Pythagorio:

Tel: +30 6974457442

Sea Kayak

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Kayakers – even the most inexperienced - can relish the fun of exploring the island’s coastline, waterfalls, stunning solitary beaches and caves in organized tours that can last a whole day, with small stopovers on land for a spot of lunch food and a cooling off in the shade. 

Sea Kayak Samos, Samos:

Tel: +30 6937045439

Wind & Water, Pythagorio:

Tel: +30 6974457442

Diving & Snorkeling

The island is known for its clean, crystal blue waters, and for those willing to go a little deeper there are a multitude of rewards in the depths of Samos’ sea, such clear visibility at 30m, hidden treasures, caves, ancient columns and, if you’re lucky, the chance to see dolphins and seals.

Samos Dive Center, Pythagoreion:

Tel: +30 6972997645 (Anthony), +30 6976876715 (Pat)

Aegeanscuba Diving Center - Hotel Kerveli Village, Kerveli Beach:

Tel: +30 2273023006 (Hotel Manager Stefanos Vasileiou)


Cycling & Mountain biking

There are all ranges of cycling routes on Samos, from the most gentle to the highly demanding. Seeing the island’s villages, beaches, forests and mountains by bike is a great experience that can be enjoyed independently or as part of an organized tour. 

More adventurous bikers can go off road and discover the unchartered courses on mountains, rewarded by stunning panoramic views, or visits to out of the way traditional villages, while Kokkari is generally more popular among those who prefer to take it easy. More extreme routes start from the sea and end up high on Mt. Karvounis.

Samos Outdoor Activities:

Tel: +30 6980606015

Mountain Climbing

There are numerous good spots for climbing on Samos, with well marked paths and organized climbing pointers. It’s well worth doing a little bit of research about the variety of routes available, as some are far more challenging than others, and may require extra equipment or experience. Fortunately, weather conditions are good throughout the largest part of the year, although the mountain peaks can get very chilly so taje an extra layer with you if you’re heading for the top.

Samos Outdoor Activities:

Tel: +30 6980606015


Greek Mountaineering and Hiking Club of Samos:

Samos Town (Vathi)

Tel: +30 2273027293, +30 2273025433, +30 2273028625


Horseback Riding

Seeing the island’s natural glory while riding a horse is truly enjoyable, as you cross thick forests bursting with beautiful flora or even head down to the beach for a ride into the sunset.

Panouris Ranch, Arkoudolaka:

Tel: +30 6942704955


There are several options for sailing boat trips around the island, and if you have enough time, it’s worth also visiting nearby islands on a day trip or for an overnight stay. Patmos, Ikaria, Fourni, Agathonisi and Samiopoula are all lovely nearby destinations, between one and three hours distance from Samos.



Tel: +302273061739