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KOKKARI VILLAGE IN SAMOS ISLAND

The village of Kokkari is situated at a distance of 9,5 kilometers northwestern to the town of Samos, on the coastal road, circular road of the island. The village has a small port for small fishing and tourist boats; in the past Kokkari served as the port of Mytilinioi. The actual settlement goes back to the early 19th century. The village was established on two low hills, on the ruins of an older one which had been previously abandoned. As the settlement increased in size, it has been extended also to the plain around. There are two suggestions for its name: the first names the village after the very small onion, which in Greek is called “kokkari”; the second one suggests that the village owes its name to the surname of an important land owner, who was also one of the first settlers of the place. In the past the locals lived mainly on fishing and agriculture, but today, due to the fact that Kokkari is one of the better touristy developed villages of the island, most of the permanent residents of the village (some 1000 in total) are occupied in tourism

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  • Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6269 W: 22 N: 10666] (74006)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-21
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-28 9:03
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