Walking, trekking og hiking. No matter the name walking on Samos has a very special place in the hearts of my wife and me. Since we first visited Samos i 1992 we have walked many mainly shorter walks and this has become our favorite way to experience the landscape.
We are quite average when it come to walking and all the walks we have done can be done by most people. Just remember to wear apropriate shoes and bring plenty of water. There are many wells and springs where you can fill your water bottles, but don’t rely 100% on it. Sometimes farmers redirect the water to water their fields.
All our walks are either circular (you start and end the same place). A few are done using the local bus services. Finally we used a taxi to take us to the starting point and walked back to our car.
Most importantly is not to throw garbage in the nature!
Now get inspired and get out there!
List of walks
Books, maps and other recommendations
I highly recommend the book and map from Terrain Edition which can be found both online and in many local stores on Samos
I would also recommend and acknowledge the work a group of volunteers are doing in the area between Kokkari, Vourlitotes, Manolates, Stavrinides, Ambelos and Ag. Konstantinos. Their maps can be bought in the local stores. The routes are clearly marked and are very highly recommended.
Last but not least, I strongly recommend trying a trip with Giorgos from SamosOutdoors. I have had the pleasure of a mountain bike trip in the area above Karlovasi. Giorgos knows the area well and shares his knowledge about flora, fauna and history.