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 Fonias  – one of its waterfalls, Klidosi , cascades from a height of 35 meters! The waterfalls of Kakia Plaka, of Karia, those of Xiropotamos, Arapi, Karagiannakis and the other rivers of Samothrace are all worth a visit, in order to spend a few hours in nature and the lush foliage surrounding the water!

Tall plane trees form the unique to the nature of the Greek islands plane forests, while you will also find oaks, chestnut trees, maples, “stavroxyla” etc. There are large olive groves, mainly in the south of the island. Pistacia trees, strawberry trees, Spanish brooms and heathers, as well as myrtles complete the flora of the nature of Samothrace and create a unique landscape in all the shades of green.

Outside Therma  you will find the mineral springs of Samothrace , which are of course hot and crowded with visitors especially during summer.

  • Fonias

    Fonias is the most famous stream of Samothrace, running down the slope of mountain Saos, forming rock pools on its way, as well as Klidosi, a waterfall 35 meters high!

  • Fonias – Klidosi

    The hike Fonias - Klidosi will take you along the river Fonias of Samothrace to the waterfall of Klidosi, with a height of 35 meters!

  • Feggari

    Feggari is the highest peak of mountain Saos of Samothrace, the verdant mountain with countless streams and impressive rock pools.

  • Tis Grias Ta Pania

    Tis Grias Ta Pania is a unique geological formation on the rocks of the southern coast of Samothrace.

  • Lagoon of Agios Andreas

    Lagoon of Agios Andreas is located in the northwest part of Samothrace and is one of the most important wetlands of the island.

  • Kremastos

    Kremastos is a waterfall on Samothrace, that cascades into the sea, from a height of almost 100 meters!

  • Mineral Springs of Samothrace

    The Mineral Springs of Samothrace are located in the settlement of Therma, in the northern part of the island and attract thousands of visitors every year.

  • Vathres

    The vathres of Samothrace are natural "pools" formed by the flowing waters of the island, creating in many places towering waterfalls.

  • Ascent on Fegari

    The ascent on the highest peak of Samothrace, Fegari, takes about six hours and is particularly difficult because of its steepness.

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