Samothraki

Starting /Finishing Point: Kavala

Possible Visiting Places/Islands: Kamariotissa, Pachia Ammos Beach, Vatos Beach, Fonias Gorge, Thasos, Lemnos

Samothrace is a very lush island in the North-Eastern Aegean. It is the tallest Greek island (after Crete and Euboea) with Mt. Saos (also named as Fengari which means “moon”) rising up to 1611 m. The rocky, steep slopes of the mountain create lust canyons and sheer cliffs while countless streams and springs form many waterfalls and rock pools famously known as “vathres”, deep enough for swimming. Beaches are mostly pebbly and the two sandy beaches can be found by hiking or boat on the southern part of the island. Several hiking paths, great historical attractions, the cultural heritage capital village and a distinctive local cuisine, reveal an extraordinary place for visitors to explore.

Setting Samothrace as an intermediate stop in a route from Thasos or Lemnos, can be the ideal chance to divert from the typical sailing schedule and spend some extra time on land.

Wild vegetation, rocky and green mountains, waterfalls, ponds, rivers and pebbled seasides are some of the sighs of the Northeastern island of Greece. Samothraki, like most of the islands of the North Aegean, is green. The sight is dominated by imposing mountain Saos.

All visitors should visit the magnidicent chapel of Panagia Krimniotissa built on the cliff, Pachia Ammos beach where goats are coming down from the cliffs to feed, Vatos beach which is naturally-decorated by black peddles and the hidden treasure in the mountains Vathres (small ponds with cold water running from the waterfalls).

The local cuisine provides excellent menu covering all tastes and flavors. Smoked bean soup, wild goat in the stone oven, variety of local cheeses, fresh salads, oyster risotto, sheep tender cooked with quince or orzo, rooster cooked in wine, fresh cooked/grilled/fried fishes and lots of desserts.

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