About Samos island

Mountain scenery is one of the most memorable features of pebbly beaches of Samos island. And this is not surprising because this landscape covers almost the entire coast. Just imagine how you are relaxing under the sun against the background of the mountains - is this not a dream?

Samos island Best beaches

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Kaladakia beach

Ormos Koumeikon 1.3 km
Very good
8.6
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Picturesque • Easy access • Light pebble • Crowded in season
6 Amenities index
Kids friendly

Livadaki beach

Agia Paraskevi 1.6 km
Good
7.8
Paid entrance only • Beach resort • Easy access • Brown sand • Green pure water • Crowded in season
8.3 Amenities index
Naturist beach

Fournaki beach

Votsalakia 0.9 km
Good
7.8
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Picturesque • Easy access • Brown pebble • Blue pure water
5.4 Amenities index

Paralia Kokkari II

Kokkari 0.5 km
Good
7.8
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Light pebble • Turquoise pure water • Crowded in season
5.4 Amenities index
Senior friendly

Votsalakia beach

Votsalakia 0.4 km
Good
7.7
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Black sand & pebble • Blue pure water • Crowded in season
6.7 Amenities index
Good for Relax

Potami beach

Potami 0.1 km
Good
7.7
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Picturesque • Easy access • Light pebble • Crowded in season
5.4 Amenities index

Calm, measured rest and the sound of waves are perhaps the most common associations that arise with the word "beach". This is not surprising, as relaxation is exactly what many beach travelers are looking for. If you associate your vacation primarily with such activity, choose one of the 57 beaches in the island.

To make your choice easier, we have prepared a list of the best beaches for relaxation in Samos island.

Attraction and Infrastructure

As for the main features of the beaches of Samos island, they are as follows:

  • The island's beaches are mainly narrow, quite short and have a high level of cleanliness. The most common surface is pebble of bright color.
  • Usually, entry into the water is moderately gentle, such beaches are 50.
  • The average distance from the road to beach in Samos island is less than 500 meters. 46 beaches are relatively easy to access, 7 beaches are difficult to access, which in most cases means that you have to walk a quite long distance, and 4 beaches are only accessible from the water. The latter include both island beaches and beaches with no land routes due to the natural borders.

The vast majority of Samos island beaches have the necessary amenities, such as sun loungers, umbrellas, beach cafes, showers and toilets.

Latest reviews on Samos island's beaches

Kaladakia beach
10 Maxwell Greyson Fifth.

This beach is truly remarkable, boasting a stunning cave that invites swimmers to explore its depths. The scenery is breathtaking and the water is crystal clear, making it an ideal spot for a refreshing dip. The overall experience is simply unforgettable, and it's easy to see why this beach is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an idyllic getaway.

Livadaki beach
10 Lena Janković

This beach has charming pebbles and a convenient beach bar that offers everything you could want. If you make a purchase from the bar, you can use their sunbeds. Alternatively, there's plenty of room to bring your own.

Fournaki beach
10 Khalid Alavi

This serene beach offers a peaceful retreat with comfortable sunbeds that can be rented from the bar located in close proximity. The tranquil atmosphere is perfect for those seeking a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Paralia Kokkari II
6 Franklin Anderson

The bay is absolutely stunning, with its clear, calm water that is simply perfect for swimming. It's a paradise for snorkel enthusiasts, as the seabed is filled with marvelous rocks, posidonia, and a wide array of fish species. The only downside is the exorbitant price of the sunbeds, which cost €20 for a set.

Votsalakia beach
10 Auriane Lefevre

The Kampos Marathokampou Beach is a splendid stretch of shoreline that spans an impressive 7 kilometers. The soft sand is a treat for the feet, and the beach offers ample space for lounging, sunbathing, and playing beach games. It's the perfect spot for a lazy day under the sun or a fun-filled day with family and friends. This beach is a must-visit for anyone looking to unwind and soak up the beauty of nature.

Potami beach
8 Sarina Dabrowski

The panoramic vistas from the top, adjacent to the monastery, are truly breathtaking. The natural beauty of the beach and its surroundings are a sight to behold.

Please note that lifeguards supervise 19 beaches in the island, but you should rely on more than just them, remember the elementary rules, as lifeguards are not on duty around the clock, even on equipped beaches!

Finding hotels in relative proximity to the beaches is usually fine. Many beaches have enough nearby accommodation, which gives good opportunities to choose the right place to stay.

The hottest month of the island is August - air temperature during this time warms up to 30.6°C and water up to 26.8°C. The coldest month is January - air temperature drops to 13.5°C and water to 17.9°C.

Do you know how many beaches there are in Samos island? In total there are 57 beaches and the most popular is Kaladakia beach.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the main features of best beaches in Samos island?

When it comes to finding the best beaches in Samos island, the following aspects should be taken into account.

There are 57 beaches in total, of which about 1 can be called high-rated.

The best beaches in the majority:

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What are all easy accessible beaches in Samos island?

Most of the beaches located in Samos island are easily accessible, but there are also hard to reach beaches among them. Use the filter to sort the beaches by access details (parking, distance etc.).

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