22nd July 2013 Pithagorion

We Decide it More Comfortable and Less Expensive to Circumnavigate Samos Island by Car than to take the Tangaroa
We Calculated that it Would be More Comfortable (Because of the Wind) and Less Expensive to Circumnavigate Samos Island by Car than to take the Tangaroa
The Tiny Car We Hired from Dimothenis at MotoEurope in Pithagorion
The Tiny Car We Hired from Dimothenis at MotoEurope in Pithagorion
Fishing Boats at Ireon
I Love this Photo!!!
The Small Harbour at Ireon
The Local Veggie Man Does His Rounds in Ireon
Delightful Small Villages Such as Pagondas Dot the Fertile Gullies of Samos
The Scenery in Samos is Amazingly Beautiful with a High Mountain Range, Pine Forests, Fertile Plains and Quaint Hill Top Villages
A Narrow Streets in Pagondas
We Drove Through the Very Narrow Streets in Pagondas
The Village Centre of the Town
Looking South to Nisis Samioupoula, which is a Popular Small Island for Day Tipper Boats Taking Tourists to a Small Sheltered Bay on the Western Side for Lunch and Swimming
Stopping by the Roadside , We Met a Delightful Mother and Daughter from Holland who Kindly Took Our Photo
Looking West to the Marathakambos Gulf
The Old Houses of the Small Towns have been Kept Neat and Tidy
Most of the Small Villages have very Narrow Roads and we were Pleased we did not Hire a Bigger Car !!
The Port of Marathakambos
Most Villages are Built on the Higher Slopes of to Escape the Heat in Summer
Some of these Vessels Require some Maintenance !!
The Beaches Along the Southern Coast of Samos are Full of Holidaymakers
Beaches Stretch for Several Kilometres Along the Coast past Marathakampos, Ormos and Votsalakia
Marathakambos with the Wind Turbines on the Hills Behind the Town
Driving North We Reach the Town of Karlovassi
At Karlovassi we Could Not Resist Going to the Samos Winery to Sample some of the Local Wine – Samos is Particularly Famous for it’s Sweet Desesrt Wines
High in the Hills on the North Coast of Samos are Several Quaint Villages – Manolates was Our Favourite
Visitors Take Advantage of Escaping from the Heat by Indulging in Cool Drinks and Food in Quaint Restaurants in Manolates
The Elderly have Learnt to Tolerate Visitors to their Small Villages
The Elderly have Learnt to Tolerate Visitors to their Small Villages
Several Unique Holiday Apartments are Available for Rent in Manolates
Several Unique Holiday Apartments are Available for Rent in Manolates
On the Heavily Wooded Hillsides, Small Clearings have been Carved out for the Houses
On the Lower Fertile Plains, Available Land is Used for Agriculture
Popular Northern Beach Town on Samos is Kokkari
Charming Holiday Town of Kokkari
Like Most Beaches in the Mediterranean, You have to get Used to Rocks
Back to Pithagorion and Filling the Dinghy Full of Groceries !!
We are Asked to Join Our German Friends on Their Boat for a Quiet Drink

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