The mountainous Samos is an Aegean island that was the birthplace of the goddess Hera. Limen Vatheos is the capital of the isle. Samos Island is a separate regional unit of North Aegean region, and the regional unit's only municipality. Its total area is 476 km2 (184 ml2). In 2011 the population of Samos Island was 32,980 people.
In ancient times Samos Island was a particularly powerful and rich city-state, particularly famous for its vineyards and wine. Samian wine that was famous in antiquity is currently produced on the island. Samos is home to Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes the marvel of ancient engineering, Eupalinian aqueduct. Samos is the birthplace of Pythagoras, Greek philosopher and mathematician after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named. It is also the birthplace of philosopher Epicurus, and astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun.
During the 6th century BC, powerful Tyrant Polycrates constructed shipyards on Samos and organized a fleet of 100 vessels to raid the surrounding islands. An advanced aqueduct was built during his reign inside a tunnel designed by architect Eupalinos and became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Polycrates was credited for his cultural encouragement, particularly in sculpting and poetry. He was crucified by the Persians in 522 BC - they ruled until 479 BC when the Romans took possession. Samos' highlights include the Vathi Museum, and the Pithagorian, Temple of Hera.
Highlights: Pithagorian, Temple of Hera, Vathi Museum
Samos Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Samos Island dock (anchor) at Samos - port town on the north-northeastern coast.
The Samos Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Samos Island, Greece.
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Port Samos Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Samos Island, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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Celestyal Cruises announced that it will add Samos Island to the 3- and 4-day Iconic Aegean itineraries. Following the evaluation of more...February 16, 2017
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