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Samos: Full-Day Guided Island Bus Tour

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Activity provider: MTM D.M.C Ltd

Samos: Full-Day Guided Island Bus Tour

Activity provider: MTM D.M.C Ltd

From US$ 61.35 per person

Discover ancient and contemporary Greece on a tour of Samos Island. Visit a traditional winery, the Temple of Hera, picturesque fishing villages, and a 15th-century monastery. Admire incredible architecture and archaeology and taste regional products.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel lobby or nearby appointed location in Samos

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit at a traditional wine factory and taste Samian wines
  • Discover varied green landscape and picturesque fishing villages
  • See the ancient Greek Temple of Hera and a 15th-century monastery
  • Admire the beautiful mansions in Karlovassi and stop for lunch
  • Walk through the enchanting Valley of Nightingales and have a coffee
Full description
Start the tour by stepping back in time to the Ancient Greek era with a visit to the Temple of Hera. Admire this marvelous feat of construction which dates back to ancient time. Then, head north for a guided tour of the 15th-century Monastery of Megali Panagia, an excellent example of Byzantine Greek architecture. Enjoy a short walk through the traditional mountain village of Pyrgos which is famous for its honey and ceramics for a short walk. After visiting Pyrgos, make an optional stop in the area of Koutsi – an ideal place to take panoramic photos. After this, visit a traditional winery for a chance to taste some of the famous Samian wines. Continue the tour through the varied green landscape until you reach the 2nd large town on the island called Karlovassi. Stop here for lunch and admire the beautiful neoclassical houses and mansions.  Next, set off again along the wild and romantic north coast until you reach the enchanting Valley of Nightingales. Enjoy a short walk here and a welcome coffee stop. Finally, finish the tour with a visit to the charming and picturesque fishing village of Kokkari before returning back to Samos Town and Pythagorion where the tour ends. 
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance ticket to Hera's Temple
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide at Hera's Temple
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Wine tasting (can be paid onsite)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Children under 2 can join the tour for free
  • This tour involves a short amount of walking
  • Please bring comfortable shoes, water, and a camera
  • To visit the monastery, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • The wine tasting at the winery is not available on Sundays
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The full day tour of Samos certainly packed a lot in! We visited the Hera temple, a pottery workshop, a winery and an olive oil factory as well as a stop at Kokkari. There was lots to see and some very good commentary. I’d recommend this tour to others to get a good snapshot of Samos. It is good value. Only downside was lunch which was ok but not much choice. I understand it is challenging to cater to big groups but some more choice would be good.

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