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A Samos Holiday at Ocea Retreat During & After Covid-19

A Samos Holiday at Ocea Retreat During & After Covid-19

The coronavirus has undoubtedly sent the world running scared for the past few months. Peoples’ lives, businesses, and economies have experienced major setbacks. The travel and hospitality industry in particular has suffered a major blow, as no country wants to risk further infection. The good news, however, is that Samos is ready and waiting to accommodate you on your next holiday. A happy announcement in the midst of chaos is that Samos is absolutely COVID-19 free! That’s right, Greece is ready to open its doors to happy travelers who want to experience Samos in all its glory. What’s the Current...

THE GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE OF SAMOS ISLAND

The geography and climate of Samos island is unique. Samos is located in the Northeastern Aegean Sea, close to the islands of Ikaria, Fourni and Chios and near the Turkish coast, with less than a mile (approximate) distance at Mycale Strait. Samos has an area of about 476km2, dominated by two large mountain ranges, Ampelos and Kerkis, with Kerkis having the highest peak. The island has many large and fertile plains. The capital is located in the northeastern part of the island, a town called Vathy or Samos town. Population of the island is about 40,000 inhabitants, making it the 9th most...

SAMOS ISLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

Samos island has many beaches, each with a different style to fit anyone’s taste and of course they all are mesmerizing. Most of the northern beaches are pebble beaches but there are also some sandy ones. We’ll start to name them from Karlovasi, taking a circular route from east to west. First is the Potami beach, a medium sized pebble beach with deep, wavy waters, unprotected from the winds. Next, we have the big and small Seitani beaches with clean, deep waters. To get to big Seitani beach you follow a foot path leading first to the small Seitani beach....

FLORA OF SAMOS ISLAND

Flora of Samos island in Greece is rich in biodiversity distinguishing it from other islands of the Aegean. This is due to the microclimate of the island due the different winds: firstly, the winds from the sea form a humid and cool environment, secondly the dry, brash winds from mountains, warm the air, causing high temperatures. Lastly, winds from the highlands decrease the temperature and raise humidity. Samos’ abundant flora includes 102 plant families with species and subspecies reaching a number of 1,500. There is a large region in the north part of the island covered in pine forests while...

FAUNA OF SAMOS ISLAND

Samos’ fauna, like its flora, is plentiful, mostly because of the islands’ mountains, lush forests and the abundance of water. Samos’ animal kingdom is documented as having 139 species of birds, with 39 of them staying the whole year, 28 only in the winter, 26 of them making nests and 20 of undetermined activity. Most known are hawks, owls, woodcocks, partridges, sea gulls, robins, blackbirds, throstles and others. In addition to birds there are many mammals, like rabbits, hedgehogs, jackal, species of Migalidon and many kinds of rodents, bats etc. Insects are in great numbers due to the lush vegetation....

Pythagoras the philosopher & mathematician of Samos

Pythagoras the philosopher & mathematician of Samos. Pythagoras of Samos was a great Greek philosopher and mathematician, founder of mathematics and a philosophical movement called Pythagorism. He created a system for the science of celestial bodies and is mostly known for his Pythagorean Theorem. Samos was the island he was born, but his ancestry is a controversial issue. Most historians agree he was the son of Mnesarchus, a merchant. Pythagoras grew up and became a handsome, wise man just as Pythia (prophet of god Apollo) had predicted. Samians, young and old, showed him great respect. Around the age of 18,...

Samos Island History in 5 minutes

Samos island was once a center of Ionian culture and grandeur, famous for its Samian wines and its magnificent pottery designs. Home to the Ionic Temple of the goddess Hera. During the great migrations it received an Ionian population tracing back to Epidaurus in Argolis. Samos became one of the twelve members of the Ionian League and by the 7th century BC it had become one of the leading trade centers in Greece. The island’s geographical location facilitated this commercial growth including the importation of textiles from the depths of Asia Minor. The Samians also expanded trade into other foreign markets such as the BlackSea, Egypt, Cyrene (Libya), Corinth,...

The 7 most important Archaeological Sites of Samos

Want to learn about the history of Samos island? Visit the archaeological sites and museums. The most popular site is Heraion, home to the temple of Hera, mother of Gods. The great altar was rebuilt during the Roman times as was the Sacred Road with its many monuments, leading to ancient Samos, today’s Pythagorion. Heraion was built in the era of the dictator Polycrates (somewhere between 538-522B.C.) It is a dipteral temple built in Ionic rhythm, with a single pillar still standing, at approximately half its original size. Among these ruins, found in the area of Pythagorion, is an ancient...
10+1 Reasons to Chose Samos For Your Vacation

10+1 Reasons to Chose Samos For Your Vacation

SteliosStelios March 20, 2020 0 Comments Samos, Holidays
Why Chose Samos Island For Your Vacation? Samos island is a unique Greek island​ in​ the Northeastern Aegean Sea. It certainly has something to offer for ​everyone's holiday​ taste! Read why: This Island has plenty of natural beauty, special flora and fauna. It is also home to species like wild boars, jackals, seals and flamingos. Samos is located ​a few kilometers from Turkey (1,6 km being the closest point ) and thus ​easily accessible from there.It​ is the greenest ​island ​in the Aegean, with very high mountains (1,434m) and lush forests.Samos' distinct​ climate sustains the verdant environment and is among the sunniest places in...
Villa Eva on Samos is now named Ocea Retreat

Villa Eva on Samos is now named Ocea Retreat

SteliosStelios January 1, 2020 0 Comments News
❗📣Important Announcement: A New Year with a New Beginning Due to a new law about accommodation businesses, we were informed that we can no longer use the term ~Villa~ in our name, so we had to rename Villa Eva. After a long process of evaluating possible new names, we decided to register our business as Ocea Retreat. From now on Villa Eva is history and Ocea Retreat is new bright beginning. A beginning that includes all the values, experience and spiritual legacy of the past but also the freshness and enthusiasm of the new. Due to the facts above we...

Holiday at Ocea Retreat During & After COVID-19

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