With the largest network of marked hiking trails in the Aegean, Samos is a paradise for hikers. Embark on gentle but challenging climbing routes to explore the unique biodiversity of Samos, including its rich forests, peaks of Karvounis and Kerkis, exotic remote beaches, and traditional villages like Manolates and Vourliotes. Agios Konstantinos, situated at the foothills of Karvounis mountain, is a starting point for various hiking routes, especially during the autumn or spring season.
HISTORY OF THE ISLAND
Samos, a beautiful Greek island located in the eastern Aegean, is well known for being the birthplace of several famous philosophers and mathematicians. Among them, Pythagoras, who gave his name to the Pythagorean Theorem, Epicurus, and Aristarchus, who was the first person to suggest that the Earth revolves around the sun. In ancient times, Samos was a prosperous and influential city-state that was famous for its production of wine and red pottery. The Heraion, a massive sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hera, was the most significant building on the island during that time.
Explore the beautiful cluster of verdant landscapes with breathtaking beaches and crystal-clear waters, as well as remarkable landmarks. Indulge in the island’s delicacies and the renowned local wine Moschato, which has been produced in Samos since ancient times.
The hotel’s exceptional location provides guests with the chance to discover the natural wonders of Samos. Within a short distance from the hotel, you can find green pebble beaches like Tsamadou,Potami and Chambou, as well as the small and large Seitani, and traditional villages with breathtaking views, such as Manolates and Vourliotes, both located at the foothills of Karvounis Mountain.
Agios Konstantinos beachfront is lined with traditional tavernas that serve local delicacies of the island. You can relish Samian recipes and fresh seafood while enjoying a picturesque sunset view. Furthermore, you can explore the verdant Ambelos and Stavrinides areas with their beautiful waterfalls, perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities. Finally, head over to the quaint town squares in these settlements to savor lunch while basking in the breathtaking sunset.
To the east of the village lies the breathtaking area of Platanakia, showcasing the incredible natural wealth of our island. The lush and diverse vegetation, featuring towering plane trees, pine trees, olive trees, and various types of herbs, combined with the flowing streams and rivers, create a small paradise on earth, ideal for exploration and hiking.
In the vicinity of the hotel, just three kilometers outside Karlovasi, lies the Potami area, where you can find the natural waterfalls of Samos. The waterfalls are a marvel of natural beauty and create two small lakes, making them ideal for those who seek adventure and want to swim in their refreshing waters.