The Town of Samos(Vathi),Samos Island
The town of Samos is the capital and the main port of the island and it is situated at the NE end of the island, within the safe bay of Vathi. The actual town has almost been joined with the scenic settlement of Vathi, amphitheatrically arranged on a low hill, whose nice traditional buildings with the tiled roofs go very well along with the neoclassic houses of the town of Samos. Both settlements count some 8500 permanent residents.
Accommodation, eating, entertainment, shopping and any kind of services are available in the town and the visitors will enjoy all facilities necessary for a comfortable staying.
One of the most well known cultural activities of the town of Samos is the Festival of Samos, taking place in summer in honor of the eminent Greek composer and musician Manolis Kalomiris, whose origin was from Samos. Another popular summer event is the Wine Festival, which attracts many people. On the 11 th of November it is celebrated the anniversary of the incorporation of Samos to Greece; various events and a parade are organized in the town. Several local religious feasts (“panigiri”) take place in the capital, on the 6 th of December in honor of the protector saint of the town, Aghios Nicolaos, on the 12 th of December on the name day of Aghios Spyridon, on Friday following Easter at the Monastery of Zoodochos Pighi and on the 31 st of August at the Monastery of Aghia Zoni.
Moving around is easy at the town of Samos; you may use the public buses, running frequently, the taxis as well as rented or private car and motorbikes. As one of the two big ports is found at Vathy, the town of Samos is also connected by ship both with mainland Greece and with several islands.
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mauro61 (52545) 2011-08-04 8:26
mi piace l'angolo di costa e il bel mare blu che da essa si vede.
Ottimo il contrasto tra il bianco delle case e il rosso dei tetti.
Una gran luce su questa profonda panoramica,
geoant68 (2861) 2011-08-04 8:32
η πανοραμική θέα της πόλης της Σάμου είναι θαυμάσια με τη οξύτητα και την καθαρότητα των σπιτιών και γενικά της όλης δομής της πόλης είναι αξιοθαύμαστα. Μπορεί κάποιος να διακρίνει σχεδόν το παραμικρό, μια που το μάτι φτάνει μέχρι το πιό μακρυνό σημείο του κάδρου.
lousat (64243) 2011-08-04 8:40
Hi Danos,magnificent view on the capital of this paradise of holidays,a great great brightness and impressive sharpness and light balance too,the perfect moment of a sunny day to take a pic!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano
Sonata11 (31245) 2011-08-04 9:11
This is a very beautiful city and gorgeous island. From your discription I wish to see this place. This panorama looks so spectacular. The city, mountains, water. All in one. Composition and faming are marvelous. Perfectly well done. I love it.
All the best,
bayno (18338) 2011-08-04 9:32
Hi Danos, beautiful light, I really like this town lies on the sea, excellent POV, sharpness at the top, the splendid colors with red roofs that form the contrast to the other tones.
abmdsudi (32515) 2011-08-04 10:06
Great vantage point, absolutely beautiful shot with great details, texture and shades of the deep blue water is amazing. Very well composed in beautiful light and rich colors, The contrast between the bright colored houses and the grey sky is fantastic. Good technical quality and splendid capture, Congrats
Gerrit (43763) 2011-08-04 10:19
fantastic POV. I like views with a gradual perspective like this.
Great light and colors.
PaulVDV (17331) 2011-08-04 12:32
Very beautiful view over the capital of Samos. The town seems very spread out, but consists mainly of white or light-coloured houses with red roofs. These facades and roofs provide a wonderful colour alternation.
It's nice to see how the green wooded hills rise up steeply from the blue sea.
Best regards, Paul
nikkitta (9003) 2011-08-04 14:32
Very nice capture and composition with the town like ( as you said) an amphitheater round the bay and up
Like the color that the white( walls) and red (roofs)add to the panoramic POVNice plae to be at
Greetings and TFS
pierrefonds (51040) 2011-08-04 17:25
The downward point of view is shpwing the details and colors of the buildings of Vathi, the capital of Samos. It is also snediung my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (56372) 2011-08-04 17:53
Very attractive picture of it!
Excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
kato (9556) 2011-08-04 20:44
You're capturing well this island by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see a lot of houses with red roof and white wall scattered in creek on island. The entire color balance is indeed harmonized well and beautiful, so a lot of houses, mountain with green trees, sea and sky.
amaryllis (32065) 2011-08-04 23:28
un très bel angle choisi pour cette carte postale de cette jolie ville dans cet arrondi.
comme toujours le soleil et ciel bleu avec une mer superbe sont de la partie
Graal (92174) 2011-08-05 0:08
great view, like from superb postcard. Beautiful town between of the sea and mountais. I like it a lot. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-05 0:47
EXcellent POV very well selected for this presentation of the cityscape of Samos. The white of the house and the red of the roofs arsei very well and gice a verry visual effect. Very great depht too.
ikeharel (44081) 2011-08-05 1:34
A lovely view over the town and bay, danos, multi red roof-tops, and good depth with the mountains like "falling" to sea.
dkmurphys (42567) 2011-08-05 3:03
Lovely panorama, a true picturesque place. Spectacular roofs and a fine combination of red and white.
Good work, have a nice weekend.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-08-05 4:37
- Nice overview of the capital of the beautiful island Danos, it's very pleasant location in the bay is to ensure a constant influx of tourists, bravo for this image that makes us share the beautiful place!
Good end of week.
Cricri (92249) 2011-08-05 4:52
Un bel angle de vue sur la ville avec un coin bleu de la mer, beau contraste des façades blanches et leurs toits rouges, très belle situation près de la mer et des montagnes
anokutan (15097) 2011-08-05 5:05
Beautiful light, I really like this town lies on the sea, excellent POV, sharpness at the top, the splendid colors.
asajernigan (19669) 2011-08-05 6:22
Great shot of this beautiful port city. The mountains frame the scene perfectly. The lighitng and colors are great with the eye being led to the water by the red roofs.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-08-05 9:27
This very nice postcard of Greece, beautiful light with excellent quality, perfect cutting.
siamesa (27461) 2011-08-05 13:24
Boa tarde Danos
Splendid composition. The view of Samos at the foot of the mountain is amazing. Very well captured.
bema (26179) 2011-08-05 13:37
one more nice capture of such a pretty village and harbour, great pov, beautiful depth and colors..
have a nice weekeend, see you around, filika Bernd
dip (22130) 2011-08-06 1:52
πολύ ωραία η πανοραμική θέα της πόλης από αυτό σημείο,
όμορφη και με πολύ καλή ευκρίνεια η φωτογραφία σου,το βάθος πεδίου είναι εξαιρετικό !
kordinator (14795) 2011-08-06 2:07
Lovely high view on the capital Samos.
Amazing text of this main port.
Wonderful place vith fantastic architectural details,small buildings between hills and the see.
Excellent sharpness and colors.
Amazing light and contrasts.
papagolf21 (79582) 2011-08-06 2:09
Bonjour, cher Danos,
La beauté est toujours présente à travers vos photographies, et c'est toujours avec un réel plaisir que de découvrir ces lieux magiques.
Une image fort bien présentée comme à l'accoutumée.
baddori (19133) 2011-08-06 2:31
Una panoramica che favorisce l'estensione della città, relegando il porto.
L'insieme è molto piacevole ed il porto corona ed impreziosisce la veduta .
Un cielo e colori vividi della Grecia ..ed una olimpionica piscina ...
jacquest (16428) 2011-08-06 4:20
The town lies like a carpet leading to the sea. The POV gives deepness. All those red roofs are an eye catcher. Very well done.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-08-06 4:36
Another great image of a Greek town. The uniformity of the color of the roofs are stunningly beautiful. C shaped composition works very effectively. I love the way the houses climb up the hills and the how the hills come straight down to the coast. You have certainly succeeded capturing the air of this beautiful coastal town. I appreciate your very informative note. The depth that the image poses, and its panoramic effect is irresistibly wonderful.
Very best wishes, Danos
prasun984 (5590) 2011-08-06 8:15
Nice view of the city at the bank of the sea & under the hills...good composed shot with wide framing...
good exposure controlled,color tone & sharpness...
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-08-06 8:58
The photo describes well the sheltered position chosen by the builders of this city. The photo is pleasantly shared between the sea, the city and the mountain. The light, the colors, the neatness are pleasant. Bravo.
Have a nice day
pajaran (41759) 2011-08-06 12:51
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na grad i luku, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak i kompozicija.
Svidjaju mi se crveni krovovi kuca.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting and good text ...
A beautiful view of the city and the harbor, beautiful photos.
Good shot and composition.
I like the red roofs of houses.
Enjoyable evening and all the best for the weekend.
paololg (31446) 2011-08-07 0:30
Ciao dear Danos,
is really a pleasure to see this picture, not only for the pleasant view, but especially for its excellent sharpness that allows us to appreciate the city with its picturesque little port. Also excellent the depth, congratulations for this good work!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
Longroute (19392) 2011-08-07 1:43
A lovely postcard from Vathi. I like the POV you choose which allowed to see the whole town and its harbour. There is a great sense of depth and a fine chromatic contrast between the red tiles of the houses and the deep blue of the sea.
(I don't see any sailing boats there, so probably the depth of the sea must be shallow, maybe on the left part of it?).
Budapestman (82620) 2011-08-07 1:47
a picturesque view with attractive composition and many attractive details, the colours and lights are beautiful, great POV, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
Fis2 (77022) 2011-08-07 4:18
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2011-08-07 4:51
Ciao Danos, great POV on wonderful town, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, I like a lot, ciao Silvio
UlfE (14140) 2011-08-07 5:56
What nice perspective. You really got and excellent view of the village. The lighting is also very attactive and the houses of the village look very nice against the darker vegetation and the dark blue sea. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Alco (5455) 2011-08-07 8:08
Beautiful point of view on that town.I like all theses houses with red roofs.Great DOF and very nice colors.Interesting note.Well done.
josepmarin (56489) 2011-08-07 10:01
you have caught the beauty of the city and of the coastal landscape where it is located, from a good point of view, which offers us a fantastic panorama on this charming place.
I like the contrast that there have the white houses, its red roofs and the greenery of the landscape.
The color of the sea is also very nice and completes a beautiful composition.
COSTANTINO (44179) 2011-08-07 10:05
Gia sou file mou,
katapliktiki fotografia tis Samou
tin epomeni Paraskevi tha taxidepsso
gia Karlovassi,i fotografia sou
ine poli kathari,fantastiki i lipssi
tharris ke imaste messa sto kadro
kalo sou vradi
jafadabret (56497) 2011-08-07 10:33
Très belle mosaïque des maisons dans ce paysage enchanteur !
J'aime la composition et les couleurs.
clic (12467) 2011-08-07 13:34
Geia sou dear Danos and thanks for your visit.
Seems quite inviting, this town by waters, and so close to naval activities for fun!
Looks like everybody in town settled for good and contributed by building those nice dwellings to the prosperity of such a jewel by the sea!
Nice shooting angle for an overview!
shevchenko (18725) 2011-08-07 22:55
Good bird view shot to show a bay in high populations, beautiful old town on the coast, clear to show the beautiful geographical feature too, good perspective, distinct image, well done.
delpeoples (48660) 2011-08-08 5:18
Geia sou dear Danos
The light here is really attractive, you've captured it so well. The red roof tops contrast so beautifully against the white paintwork. A lovely scene, thanks for sharing.
gunbud (34066) 2011-08-08 6:44
All those traditional red roofs make a beautiful outline around the contrasting green hills.
The horse shoe shaped harbor stands out beautifully against the turquoise sea.
vmf-214 (1648) 2011-08-08 7:17
Hi Danos, Wonderful view overlooking the city and seeing beautiful blue waters of the sea. The lighting and colors are perfect. Very well done on the clarity and details are sharp.
janusz2054 (306) 2011-08-08 7:17
Beautiful view of the the capital of Samos and coastal landscape. Excellent sharpness and splendid colours.
subhendu_bagchi (21110) 2011-08-08 22:26
another great shot from you. The colourful roofs of the houses of this beach-town are looking so well from such high POV. Great contrast in colours with sea. Excellent light and fine clarity. A very good one. Tfs.
Angshu (52936) 2011-08-09 3:40
Very nice pocture of Samos, from your high POV. The red roofs make this very attractive & contrast with the blue sea is good. The houses are densely packed & it looks like a fairly big town. Well done!
s_lush (16054) 2011-08-11 10:01
Capital city of this island looks highly picturesque in your colorful shot due to its red-roofed houses and its beautiful natural surroundings. A very favorable point of view, well-balanced composition, wonderful colors under bright sunlight, and perfect quality of the image!
jmdias (48373) 2011-08-23 3:12
a very beatiful view of the white town, surrounded by the arid slopes and the marvelous blue sea. excellent pov, framing, light and sharpness. we can enjoy the beauty of the place. nice job.
fds (6319) 2011-08-25 2:49
great point of view over the very nice white city
great postcard from samos with fantastic colors
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-01-27 12:22
Δάνο, πανέμορφη η Σαμιώτικη πρωτεύουσα σε μια φωτογραφία πεντακάθαρη με ζωντανά παραδοσιακά χρώματα και σχήματα.
Ομορφο λιμάνι με μια εντυπωσιακή θάλασσα να συνοδεύει!
Πρόσκληση για επίσκεψη!
καλό σου βράδυ,
Miguel82 (14526) 2013-06-01 14:25
Good evening Danos,
Nice global view of that city from a good pov
Good sharpness, pov and light
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-06-14 9:00
This is an excellent vantage point. I also like the way you have framed the town with greenery. Superb composition, beautiful scenery.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (78134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-15
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/19, 1/45 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 8:19