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Samothrace Tourism

Fonias Waterfalls, Samothrace, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace

The island of Samothrace is a unique destination. It is rich in archaeological monuments of great beauty, as in vathres and waterfalls of Fonias, to name only one of the innumerable streams that run through the island. Equally unforgettable is the mystical environment of the archaeological site, the impressive coastline at Pachia Ammos and Kippoi, the underwater treasures and, naturally, the imposing Mount Saos ideal for mountain trekking.

Samothrace is home to the famous "Nike of Samothrace" statue which today is housed in the Louvre, but also to the mystery cult of Kabeiroi that gave the island fame in antiquity.

Samothrace Tourism

Sanctuary of the Great Gods,Samothrace, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace

Its abundant water sources, rare flora and endless streams that form impressive waterfalls compose a rare, exotic landscape registered under the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.

Samothrace is as ideal for experienced mountain climbers, as for those who enjoy just walking along the banks of creeks in a setting of unbelievable beauty. For the fans of extreme activities there is plenty of opportunity for canyoning in a splendid environment among waterfalls!

Underwater sport afficionados will get a thrill out of the island’s seabed which is just as impressive as its magnificent mountain.

Samothrace Tourism

Mount Saos,Samothrace, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace

The island's camping grounds, Greece’s only natural campsite, spread over a 20.000m2 area covered with plane trees reaching all the way to the sea. Campsite visitors have the opportunity to live close to nature and experience a truly natural lifestyle.

The hot springs close to the village of Therma are known since the Byzantine times for their therapeutic qualities.

Samothrace has great beaches, most of them covered with "crokales" (black pebbles) and some sandy beaches in its southern part.

Samothrace Tourism

Pachia Ammos Beach, Samothrace, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace

Saint Paul arrived at this island on his way from Asia to Europe, at Paleopoli you may visit the Apostle's "stasidi", a religious monument that was built to commemorate the Saint’s visit.

The wide variety of swimming options -either in thermal waters, the sea or "vathres", lakes formed by waterfalls, offers visitors a unique opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation in an environment abounding in waters and greenery that takes them on a journey in a special, apocalyptic way. The clean beaches, age-old plane trees, lush vegetation, crystal-clear waters, impressive waterfalls and the mysterious "vathres" offer exotic vacations along with gastronomic pleasures.

Samothrace Tourism

Thermal Springs of Samothrace, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace

A delicacy of the island, the local goat meat, is prepared in many ways; fresh fish, traditional homemade dishes prepared with locally grown ingredients, along with local products such as cheese made with goat or sheep milk, the exclusice of Samothrace "praousti" (a type of green/yellow prune) spoon sweet, traditional "haslama" (semolina cake), local honey, wine, “tsipouro” (white distilled spirit) and top quality olive oil are some of the "must taste" delicacies of Samothrace available at the island’s taverns where food quality is always superb.

With its alternative cafes, traditional taverns, crystal waters, natural treasures and serene landscape, Samothrace gives the impression that time has stopped. It is a unique alternative tourism destination that will satisfy the most discerning visitor. Samothrace invites you to discover and fall in love with it!

Samothrace Tourism

Chora of Samothrace, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace

 
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