Votsalakia – Samos


Transfer Time – 1 hour

Best For – Families and couples looking for a true Greek resort

Samos is the most southerly island in the Aegean Sea, in fact it is so far south, its only 2 kilometres from the Turkish coastline. Samos is a beautiful, lush green island with fabulous walks, beautiful long beaches and pretty little villages. The locals are some of the friendliest and welcome you with open arms, one you arrive in Samos, you wont want to leave.

Votsalakia, also known as Kambos-Votsalakia is a beautiful resort situated on the south coast of Samos, offers a relaxing atmosphere backed by stunning scenery. With gentle rolling hills in the back ground and stunning views out over the sea, makes a perfect destination for sitting back and watching the world go by.

The beach in Votsalakia is perfect for families or non swimmers, shallow waters and soft golden sand, the longest beach on the island, uncrowded and with a good selection of beach front tavernas and cafés to escape the midday sun. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols available to hire too. Further along the coast, there are a number of gorgeous secluded coves, perfect for snorkelling or escaping everyone. There are no water sports as such, however other nearby resorts offering a wide selection are easily reached by taxi or the regular bus services.

The night-life in Votsalakia is relaxed and laid back. There are plenty places to eat out throughout this pretty little village, ranging from cafés and snack bars, through to classy restaurants. The most popular is the traditional tavernas, where your food is lovingly prepared, many fresh fish and local produce and many often put on a floor show for you too, Greek dancing, plate smashing, perfect for all the family. There is a big selection of bars, pubs and even a disco, a cocktail bar or two and all offering a variety of evening entertainment. The locals all come into the village centre too, so don’t be surprised to find yourself chatting and mixing with the Greek families too.

Walking in Samos is a popular distraction for many holiday makers, walk slightly inland and you will come across the most amazing flora and fauna. Boat trips are also very popular and a great way of seeing more of this Samos Town is well worth a visit, with many shops, bars and restaurants and plenty historical sights too. The older part of Samos Town is fabulous, with 19th century tiled houses perched on the hillside and the municipal gardens are fabulous. Take a trip to the nearby Patmos island and wonderfully unspoilt volcanic island, where St John spent his exile.

Take a holiday in Samos, we guarantee, you will want to go again and again.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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