Island of Samothrace

Island of Samothrace

The island is famous for the statue of the Wind-Victory of Samothrace, the sea, its ancient shrine, the visit of St. Paul and the combination of wildlife and extraordinary natural beauty.

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Island of Samothrace

The island is famous for the statue of the Wind-Victory of Samothrace, the sea, its ancient shrine, the visit of St. Paul and the combination of wildlife and extraordinary natural beauty.  Samothrace was the winner of the Golden Award 2012 for quality coastal tourist destination of the European Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC). Mountains and sea, rivers and towering waterfalls with crystal clear waters , ponds called locally “vathres”, forests and wild unspoiled nature, make Samothrace an earthly paradise. Ideal for hiking along Mount Saos (1.617m) along route E6, for canoeing, diving, mountain biking or just walking, fishing, swimming in sweet or salty, hot or cold water and resting in a landscape of wild beauty. Do not forget to taste the traditional cuisine and hospitality, to have fun at the festivals and summer concerts .

Worth visiting :

• Archaeological Museum and the Archaeological site Paleopolis;

• Folklore Museum in Chora and the Folk Museum in Marias Ververi;

• The Castle of “Choras” and the Church of the Assumption;

• The Seat of St. Paul in Alevantsa;

• The early Christian church in Palaiapoli and Christ Therma;

• the towers of Gateloyzoys in Paliapoli and Phonia;

• the monastery of St. Athanasius at Alonia;

• The Virgin of Kremniotissa at Pachia Ammo;

• the spa town of Therma.


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