Samothrace

Samothrace is a very unique Greek island in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. It is bordered to the north by the Thracian Sea and belongs administratively to the region of Evros. Its distance from Alexandroupoli is 24 nautical miles (about two hours by ferry), it has a total area of ​​178 square kilometers and a population of approximately 2,840 residents. Samothrace in ancient Greek means “High Thrace” (samos = tall, high), as Feggari, the highest peak of mountain Saos has an altitude of 1610 meters. Kamariotissa  is the port of the island, situated on the northwestern tip, and is also one of the major settlements of Samothrace, along with Chora, Therma  and Alonia.
Samothraki has beautiful beaches, most of which are not accessible by road, with turquoise waters and one of the richest seabeds of the Mediterranean. The verdant landscapes of Samothrace are what makes the island unique: wild nature, dense vegetation, and abundant springs. You will also see goats in the middle of nowhere, as a large number of them live in the wild in the mountains of the island. Brooks and streams that originate from mountain Saos, on their way to the sea often form waterfalls, as well as vathres, which resemble natural pools in the rocks and will surely entice you to dive into their icy, crystal waters.
Apart from its natural beauty, Samothrace has a rich history and is of huge archaeological interest. The world famous statue “Nike of Samothrace ” was discovered on the island in 1863 and today is one of the most important exhibits in the Louvre, in Paris. The “Cabeiri Mysteries” that took place in ancient times in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods  of Samothrace, were one of the occult rites of the ancient Greeks.
At much later times, with the fall of Constantinople to the Crusaders, Samothrace fell into the hands of the Franks Gattilusi, who fortified the island with towers and walls, which are preserved until today.
Come to Samothrace, this unique island that will enchant you with its secrets, which you will never get tired discovering!

  • Samothrace - Access

    Samothrace is the only island in the region of Evros and you can access it through the port of Kamariotissa , situated in the northwest part of the island. The port accommodates passenger, commercial and tourist ships, as well as fishing boats, and is regularly connected with the port of Alexandroupolis , which is the main access point to Samothrace, since the island has no airport. The port of Kamariotissa is connected with the port of Kavala during the summer season. It is 29 nautical miles from the capital of Evros. The port is 160 meters wide, while its depth varies from 2.5 ...

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  • Samothrace - Archaeological Sites

  • Samothrace - Banks - Exchange

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  • Samothrace - Beaches

    The beaches of Samothrace will be unforgettable to their visitors - as will be the entire experience of the journey to the mysterious island of antiquity and the Sanctuary of the Great Gods. The island of Samothrace is mountainous,as its surface is domineered by the mountain Saos with its highest peak Feggari, at 1614 meters. The vathres  of the mountain, natural pools formed by numerous streams steal the show from the beaches of Samothrace, as they are very rarely found in other parts of Greece. The beaches of Samothrace, for those visitors who manage to escape the shade of the plane trees and ...

  • Samothrace - Beauty

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  • Samothrace - Churches of Samothrace

    According to tradition, the churches of Samothrace are 999. The visitors will see mostly Byzantine churches, many of which are dilapidated, but standing for hundreds of years as witnesses of the religious traditions of the ancient island. The most important of the churches of Samothrace and the religious monuments of the island are: • The Shrine of Apostle Paul, a monument to the Apostle who spent there the first night of his European tour. • The Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in Chora , where the skulls of the Five Neomartyrs are kept and • Agia Paraskevi of Samothrace, with the famous festival ...

  • Samothrace - Clothing - Footwear

  • Samothrace - Cultural Attractions

  • Samothrace - Culture

    One of the Greek islands of great importance during antiquity, Samothrace has a lot to offer culture-wise. From ancient findings, which suggest that the island was inhabited since prehistoric times, to the references in the Homeric epics, Samothrace was always one of the centers of Greek culture. In ancient times Samothrace was famous for the cult of the Great Gods. The Sanctuary , which was dedicated to these occult gods, hosted then fine exhibits of culture, such as the famous statue of Nike of Samothrace . The Cabeiri mysteries that took place here were one of the most important occult rituals in ancient ...

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  • Samothrace - Information

    Samothrace is an island in the northeastern Aegean Sea, while its northern coast is on the ThracianSea. It belongs to the region of Evros,Thrace, and has an oval shape. Geography Samothrace is 24 nautical miles (about two hours by ferry) away from Alexandroupolis  and is surrounded by the islands of Lemnos, Imbros and Thasos. The island has an area of ​​178 square kilometers and a population of 2,840 inhabitants, according to the census of 2011. It is a mountainous island, with Saos being its largest mountain that dominates the landscape and its highest peak is Fegari, reaching 1611 meters. Settlements The port of the ...

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  • Samothrace - Nature

    It is not often that you will find an island so green and with so many springs as Samothrace, the nature of which is the reason that thousands of travelers visit it every year: vegetation, streams, waterfalls, beaches... The island is dominated by the mountain Saos, with Fegari, its highest peak, reaching an altitude of 1610 meters. The hundreds of streams and rivers that descend from Saos, form countless waterfalls and the famous vathres of Samothrace, small lake formations, like pools amid the rocks. The river Tsivdogiannis hides many such natural wonders for nature lovers. The largest stream of the island is ...

  • Samothrace - Patisseries - Bakeries

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  • Samothrace - Restaurants

    One of the Greek islands of great importance during antiquity, Samothrace has a lot to offer culture-wise. From ancient findings, which suggest that the island was inhabited since prehistoric times, to the references in the Homeric epics, Samothrace was always one of the centers of Greek culture. In ancient times Samothrace was famous for the cult of the Great Gods. The Sanctuary , which was dedicated to these occult gods, hosted then fine exhibits of culture, such as the famous statue of Nike of Samothrace . The Cabeiri mysteries that took place here were one of the most important occult rituals in ancient ...

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  • Samothrace - Small Islands

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  • Samothrace - Taverns

  • Samothrace - Technology

  • Samothrace - Tradition

    One of the Greek islands of great importance during antiquity, Samothrace has a lot to offer culture-wise. From ancient findings, which suggest that the island was inhabited since prehistoric times, to the references in the Homeric epics, Samothrace was always one of the centers of Greek culture. In ancient times Samothrace was famous for the cult of the Great Gods. The Sanctuary , which was dedicated to these occult gods, hosted then fine exhibits of culture, such as the famous statue of Nike of Samothrace . The Cabeiri mysteries that took place here were one of the most important occult rituals in ancient ...

  • Samothrace - Transportation

    The best way for getting around the island of Samothrace is to have your own means of transport. The road network provides access to most parts of the island, while the only gas station is located just outside Kamariotissa. The distances are relatively small, but in order to visit some of the best beaches of Samothrace you will have to use a boat. The Municipality of Samothrace, at least during the summer season, in an effort to provide transportation for locals and visitors, connects with bus itineraries  the main tourist centers of Samothrace. Starting from the port  of Kamariotissa, there are routes ...

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  • Samothrace - Villages

    The villages of Samothrace are scattered across the surface of the island, but far more populous is the western side of Samothrace. In total there are about 20 villages, half of which, though, have a permanent population of less than ten people. The total population of Samothrace is 2840 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. All the villages of Samothrace form a single municipality. The capital is Chora, but the largest settlement by population is the port, Kamariotissa, in the northwest. Lakoma, Prophitis Ilias and Alonia , villages in the west of Samothrace, have more than 200 residents. The touristic Therma  is ...

  • Samothrace - Villas

  • Samothrace - Walking Tourism

    It is not often that you will find an island so green and with so many springs as Samothrace, the nature of which is the reason that thousands of travelers visit it every year: vegetation, streams, waterfalls, beaches... The island is dominated by the mountain Saos, with Fegari, its highest peak, reaching an altitude of 1610 meters. The hundreds of streams and rivers that descend from Saos, form countless waterfalls and the famous vathres of Samothrace, small lake formations, like pools amid the rocks. The river Tsivdogiannis hides many such natural wonders for nature lovers. The largest stream of the island is ...

  • Samothrace - Αctivities

  • samothrace - Churches of Samothrace

    According to tradition, the churches of Samothrace are 999. The visitors will see mostly Byzantine churches, many of which are dilapidated, but standing for hundreds of years as witnesses of the religious traditions of the ancient island. The most important of the churches of Samothrace and the religious monuments of the island are: • The Shrine of Apostle Paul, a monument to the Apostle who spent there the first night of his European tour. • The Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in Chora , where the skulls of the Five Neomartyrs are kept and • Agia Paraskevi of Samothrace, with the famous festival ...

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