Samothraki Island (Greece)

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Samothraki Island cruise port

Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
06:47 19 Aug 2018

Coordinates
40.47516 N, 25.48553 E

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Samothraki Island (aka Samothrace, Samothracia) is a northern Aegean Sea island part of Evros (Thrace, Greece). The island has total area 178 km2 (69 ml2) and population around 3,000.

Samothraki Island (Greece) Samothrace

Island's main industries are commercial fishing and tourism. As resources, it has granite and basalt deposits. Samothrace's highest elevation point (Mt Fengari) is 1611 m (5285 ft) above sea level. The island has no natural harbour and is too mountainous for agriculture: Samothraki has no commercial airport.

Byzantine Empire (395-1453) ruled Samothrace until 1204, when it was conquered by Repubblica Veneta (Venice, 697-1797) and in 1355 - by the Gattilusi family of Genoa. In 1457, the island became part of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923) and renamed Semadirek. Following the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) Samothrace became Greek. In the period 1941-44, it was occupied by Bulgaria - during WW2 91939-1945).

Island's main tourist attractions are the Genoese forts ruins, Chora (village), Paliapoli (Old Town), scenic waterfalls. At the sanctuary Hieron ton Megalon Theon in 1863 was discovered in pieces a 2,5 m high marble statue of Nike (Greek goddess of victory) which is now known as "Winged Victory of Samothrace" and displayed (headless) in Paris' Louvre museum.

Samothraki Island cruise terminal

Ferries and cruise ships to Samothraki Island dock at the port town Kamariotissa - on the island's northwestern coast. Regularly scheduled ferry service connects Samothrace with the northern Greece ports Alexandroupoli and Kavala.

Port Samothraki 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 Samothraki 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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
19 October, 2018
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise linemv Aegean Odyssey08:0014:00

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