Samos Walking Adventure

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
Samos Walking Adventure

Samos Walking Adventure

Prices

From $350USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Discover diverse landscapes as you walk the paths of beautiful Samos Island

Explore the forests, waterfalls, and coastline of the rugged island of Samos.

Walk in historic Greek footsteps as you follow the ancient cobbled roads that have connected the island villages for centuries.

Visit various beaches, including many secluded sandy beaches where you’ll want to take a dip.

Soak in the Greek sun and culture by staying in different charming locations on the island.

This 8-day walking holiday proves there is much more to the Greek Islands than beaches! On the island of Samos, you’ll spend your days on self-guided walks exploring impressive mountains, lush orchards, ancient ruins, and gorgeous beaches.

This trip divides your stay into three different villages so that you can experience the best walks available throughout the entire island. In Karlovasi, you’ll visit forests, waterfalls, and a hidden chapel. When you stay in Kokkari, you’ll enjoy walking to the seaside and mountain villages. Finally, you’ll end your tour in Pythagorion, where you’ll visit 6th-century ruins and be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the surrounded sapphire sea. The Samos Holiday Walking Tour gives you insight into a lesser-known Greek island—and you won’t soon forget it!

Samos Island Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Samos

An arrival transfer will meet you at the Samos airport when you arrive and drive you to Karlovasi. Send the evening exploring this lively university town. Be sure to visit the nearby village square for dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karlovasi
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Forest and Beach Walks

Today, your walk is a big circuit that begins up the hill to Old Karlovasi. As you leave the town behind, you’ll head into a mystical forest filled with rivers, waterfalls, and even an old chapel hidden within a cave. You may want to stop for a refreshing dip at Potami Beach before continuing your walk to Leka.

Admire the views from the town square before beginning your walk down the coast to Karlovasi.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karlovasi
Distance
4 hours, 11.5km, 400m of ascent, 400m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Potami Beach Loop

You can take a taxi to Potami Beach to begin your hike today (option nr. 1) or walk there from your hotel (option nr. 2). Alternatively, you can start your walk from Karlovasi, to make your loop even bigger (option nr. 3).

Your coastal walk will take you along bluffs and beaches, including Mikro Seitaini and Megalo Seitaini. The trail turns inland through olive groves and offers beautiful viewpoints. Your circuit ends at Potami Beach, where you can walk or grab a taxi back to your hotel.
Option nr. 2: 4.5 hours, 13.5km, 540m of ascent, 570m of descent
Option nr. 3: 6 hours, 17.5km, 740m of ascent, 740m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karlovasi
Distance
Option nr. 1: 3.5 hours, 9.2km, 380m of ascent, 380m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Travel to Kokkari for the Great Loop Walk

Say goodbye to Karlovasi this morning and head for your new home base in Kokkari. You can get there by taxi, public transport, or you can pre-book a transfer.

Once you’ve arrived and settled in, you’ll begin the Great Loop Walk that offers remarkable views that span the coast and the sparkling waters. With binoculars, you can see all the way to Turkey! You can also take a short detour to visit the monastery of Vronta, originally built in 1566 but nearly destroyed in a fire in 1999, now almost fully restored.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kokkari
Distance
4.5 hours, 13km, 480m of ascent, 480m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Hike from Agios Konstantinos

Your walk today begins in the village of Agios Konstantinos. You can get there easily by public bus or taxi. You’ll walk from the small port town towards the village of Stavrinides. The route runs on historic cobbled paths that travel through lush fields, fragrant vineyards, and olive groves.

You’ll eventually reach Manolates, which is considered to be the most picturesque village on Samos. Your route will eventually lead you back to Agios Konstantinos.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kokkari
Distance
4.5 hours, 13.5km, 500m of ascent, 500m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Travel to Pythagorion

Today, you’ll move again, so you can pre-book your transfer or take the bus or taxi to your new hotel in Pythagorion. During the afternoon, you can explore the town, visit the nearby sandy beaches, or visit the ancient aqueduct.

Take a short hike to Mount Kastro and see the ruins of the ancient city walls.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pythagorion
Distance
2.5 hours, 7.5km, 250m of ascent, 250m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Explore Myli

Take a taxi to the village of Myli to begin today's roundtrip walk through rural landscapes. You’ll travel through the lush vegetation of regrowth after a forest fire in 2000. Stop to visit the Monastery of Megali Panagia near Koumaradei.

On your way back to Myli, you’ll have glorious views of Chora.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pythagorion
Distance
4.5 hours, 13km, 340m of ascent, 340m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

Once you’ve had your breakfast, your transfer will meet you to transport you to the Samos Airport, where your tour comes to a close.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Samos Island Walking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour of Samos is run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel and the type of room you prefer.

SALE! Enjoy 10% off of the prices below. The discount is valid to February 13th.

Prices below are per person.

Departures from April 28th to June 1st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €375EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €350EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €325EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €375EUR

Departures from June 2nd to July 4th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €675EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €395EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €375EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €350EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €395EUR

Departures from July 5th to August 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €425EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €395EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €395EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €395EUR

Departures from September 1st to 17th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €675EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €395EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €375EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €350EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €395EUR

Departures from September 18st to October 13th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 3 travellers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): €375EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 3 travellers): €350EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 4 travellers): €325EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): €375EUR
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Accommodation on Samos Island Walking Tour

This tour is based in 2 and 3-star hotels. The boutique properties offer simple, clean accommodations with the charm of family-run establishments.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
If you are a solo traveller or if you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Astir Hotel in Karlovasi

Experience a warm Greek welcome from the family that runs this hotel. The rooms are simple and clean, and the food is great.

Athena Hotel in Kokkari

Located close to all the restaurants and sights you might want to visit, this family-friendly hotel offers simple rooms and a lovely sundeck with an outdoor pool.

Samaina Hotel in Pythagorion

You’ll enjoy the cheerily-decorated rooms at this beautiful hotel. It is situated a short walk from the water in a lovely quiet neighbourhood.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in Samos Island Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Airport transport for you and your luggage between the Samos International Airport and your hotel is included at the beginning and end of this tour. Transportation between hotels and from your hotel to walking starting points is not included.

Also Included

  • 24-hour emergency telephone assistance
  • Route guide and maps

Not included

  • Tourism tax to be paid locally at each hotel (normally no more than 3 EUR per night)
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for servers or drivers if desired

Optional Extras

  • Upgrade hotels to higher category
  • You may pre-book the transfers from your hotel to walking starting points instead of taking public transit or a taxi, details available upon request
  • Car rental for the duration of the tour or for the last 2 days in Pythagorion
  • Single room supplements
  • Additional nights can be added before or after the tour or at any of the locations throughout

Frequenty Asked Questions about Samos Walking Adventure

How hard is the Samos Island Walking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour consists of moderate walks that average from 3 to 5 hours each day. You’ll walk in hilly and mountainous areas, so the paths can be rocky.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Samos Island Walking Tour?

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Karlovasi to start this tour?

If you fly to the Samos Aristarchos International Airport (SMI), an included airport transfer will pick you up and bring you to your hotel in Karlovasi.

Is the Samos Island Walking Tour guided?

No, this is a self-guided tour. You will be provided with route maps and a destination guide in English.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Where does Samos Island Walking Tour end?

This tour ends in Pythogorion. Your airport transfer to the Samos Airport is included.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Greece for this tour?

The best time to travel to Samos for this walking tour is from April to October. June and September tend to strike the best balance between warm weather and lighter crowds.

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Prices

From $350USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour consists of moderate walks that average from 3 to 5 hours each day. You’ll walk in hilly and mountainous areas, so the paths can be rocky.

Local guide

Maria

Athens, Greece

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