Samos (/ˈseɪmɒs, ˈsæmoʊs/; Greek: Σάμος) is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, south of Chios, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese, and off the coast of Asia Minor, from which it is separated by the 1.6-kilometre (1.0 mi)-wide Mycale Strait. It is also a separate regional unit of the North Aegean region, and the only municipality of the regional unit.
In ancient times Samos was a particularly rich and powerful city-state, particularly known for its vineyards and wine production. It is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct, a marvel of ancient engineering. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun. Samian wine was well known in antiquity, and is still produced on the island.
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Noel_Byrne (27028) 2014-07-25 11:36
A beautiful summer view, and an excellent note, this place has a deserved place in history. Looking at it today it seems it stil prospers, which is good to see when so many ofthe worlds ancient important places have disappeared.
Have a great weekend
ikeharel (62173) 2014-07-25 12:08
Boats anchored in juxtaposition, and a forest of masts. A marina view with fine details and underr favorable daylight, a well done photojob.
Have a nice weekend,
rbassin (19657) 2014-07-25 13:53
une très belle prise de vue sur ces voiliers.
Le blanc et le bleu se creent une bel ensemble harmonieux
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-25 14:32
This is a nicely composed shot of this dock and boats. The line of sailboat masts create a repeating pattern through the scene. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
Nicou (128994) 2014-07-25 20:23
quelle compo et vue quel graphisme de mât et image superbe compo et ce quai c'est merveilleux ces tons la luminosité splendide.
Bravo et amitié
omid266 (6700) 2014-07-25 22:16
Another excellent picture about this interesting Peaceful boat, nice text about History of Samos,
Pythagorean theorem that we read about it in School and i know that Greece has Great Scientist and Philosopher Mans in the world,
All the BEST and Thanks!
wolf38 (31284) 2014-07-26 0:57
Today I shall be very brief, as my move is imminent.
The photo is the way I visualize. Everyone has their way of seeing and each photo shows the personal signature of the photographer.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
Sergiom (66377) 2014-07-26 5:30
Cette photo rappelle les vacances en bord de mer. Finir la journée dans le port de plaisance à la recherche d'un bon restaurant de poissons et d'un bon verre de vin blanc pour commencer la soirée. J'aime beaucoup cette forêt de mâts.
abmdsudi (46276) 2014-07-27 3:31
Lovely little harbour that looks so fresh in white and blue brightened by the brilliant light and line of yachts shaded by intensity of the skies. A joy to behold indeed, Well done capture, TFS
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (59309)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Exposure: f/16, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-25 10:43