Photographer's Note

Hello,Yasou and Merhaba Friends,
This is another shot taken in Samos during my April 2006 visit.
I hope you like it:)
Cheers and Have a Great Sunday,

Samos (Greek Σάμος; Turkish Sisam; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek island situated in the Eastern Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey, on what formerly was Ionia. It is located between the island of Chios to the North and the archipelagic complex of the Dodecanese islands to the South and in particular the island of Patmos.
Description and natural conditions:
The area of the island is 468 square kilometres, and it is forty-three kilometres long and thirteen kilometers wide. It is one of the principal and most fertile of the islands in the Aegean Sea that closely adjoin the mainland of Asia Minor, from which it is separated by a strait of only about a mile in width. It is about 27 miles in length, by about 14 in its greatest breadth, and is occupied throughout the greater part of its extent by the Kerketeus range of mountains, of which the highest summit is peak Vigla at 1,433 metres above sea level, near its western extremity, called Mount Kerkis, is 4725 ft. high. This range is in fact a continuation of that of Mount Mycale on the mainland, of which the promontory of Trogilium, immediately opposite to the city of Samos, formed the extreme point. The island is remarkably fertile, and a great portion of it is covered with vineyards, the wine from the Vathy grapes enjoying an especially high reputation. The island's population is about 42,000 about 80% of the prefectural population.
With the neighbouring islands of Icaria and Fourni Korseon, the island of Samos is administered as part of the Samos Prefecture. Its capital and main port is the city of Vathy, most commonly called Samos; other ports are Karlovasi and Pythagoreio, formerly called Tigani (see also Samos Prefecture). Other Villages/Towns include Kokkari, Manolates, Khora, Pagondas.
The nearest airport is Samos Airport. Vathi is the main passenger port.
Pythagoreio, on the south-eastern coast of SamosIts climate is typically Mediterranean.
Products include tobacco, Samian wine, honey, olive oil,citrus fruit, dried figs and almonds. The Muscat grape is the main crop used for wine production. Its principal traditional article of export is Samian wine, which was celebrated in ancient times, and still enjoys a high reputation in the Levant. It exports also silk, oil, raisins and other dried fruits.

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