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Samos part 1 – Phytagorion and Profiti Ilias

We stayed in Klima Beach for a couple of days. It was quiet and a nice beach with clean water. The weather is getting warmer and if we are doing a hike we need to do it early in the morning, or in the evening. Every day we start with a 0,5 l of water, before we do anything else. When we stayed in Klima Beach we did a morning hike/run before breakfast. It is not much traffic here so you have the road for yourselves. We went from our bay over to the next one; Posedonio. This is a bigger village, but not more than a couple of restaurants and a small supermarket.

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We walked along the beach through the village and continued up to the hill to Agios Nicholaos church.

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It was open so we could have a look inside.

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From the village to the church there is a long stair. I sent Astor first so he could remove all spiderwebs…

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Small fishing harbour.

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The next day we did the same, but instead of walking along the beach we followed the main road and walked to the next beach, Paralia Sidiras. We got a nice view down to Posedonio. Better colours this day.

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The beach we went to was not that nice so we walked back to Posedonio, via the church.

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Beautiful colours!!

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It was time to move on and we sailed west to Pythagorion. We sailed first into the harbour so i could get some nice photos.

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I think this would be a nice place to stay for a night or two, but more busy because of all the restaurants. And it is a lot more expencive than staying on anchor!

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We had a plan to anchor west of the castle and just have a daystop here.

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No one else were anchoring there and it was quite easy to find sand to put the anchor down.

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We walked first to the castle and to this beautiful Church of the Transfiguration of Christ the Savior in the Castle of Lycourgos Logothetes… what a name…

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With a beautiful cementary outside.

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Then we walked further on in to town of Pythagorion.

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I wanted to visit the “Blue street”, thats why I wear my blue dress that day…. but here I should wear a pink one…

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So much pritty flowers!

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It is not easy to find the “Blue street”, but if you use google maps you will find it. I thought it would be a street full of people, but we saw only a few…

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Not only the street which is blue…

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It was a really nice place to walk around!

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“Welcome to the blue street”

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BUT…. when you have an attraction like this, you have to keep it nice and clean. It looks like they haven`t been painting for years…

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It is amazing with the blue ocean behind!

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Blue – blue – blue!

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No people to see.

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Many blue details.

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Blue bottles!

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After walking around in the Blue Street we continued down to the harbour.

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Pythagorion is a really beautiful place! Unfortunately not many sailboats in the harbour, it should be full here!

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Many restaurants along the seaside of the town.

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Seen from the other side of the bay.

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The War Memorial.

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Statue of Pythagoras. Pythagoras of Samos was born 570 BC and he was an ancient Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of Pythagoreanism.

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On the other side of the pier with the war memorial and the statue of Pythagoras you will find a nice small beach.

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It is also possible to walk steps if you like to exercise! This is much steaper than it looks like on the photo.

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And the flower of Bouganvilla is amazing now.

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Some shopping, restaurants, and nice buildings.

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One of the restaurants. We didn`t had a stop for food here because we planned to sail further on to our next stop.

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The airport was close to our anchorage!

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We got company of a Danish catamarn while we were ashore. Astor was back in the boat picking up our trolley to go to the supermarket.

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It was 2 km to the supermarket Sklavenitis, but it was worth it, because they had Pepsi Max!!! But it was hard to walk back again… don`t forget it is 30 degrees… (we haven`t found Pepsi Max for many weeks on all the small islands)

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A video from Pythagorion:

Profiti Ilias

We sailed to Tsopela Beach. We were worried about the swell, but no other boats, so we could tie up ashore.

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From the anchorage we could see a church on the top of the mountain and decided that next morning we should go up there before breakfast (but with breakfast in our backpack). It was a long trail, 6 km one way, but we hoped we could manage all the way to the summit!

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Start walking up the hill we soon got a view down to the boat.

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A cabin/shelter, on the way.

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It was a nice gravel road almost the whole way, so it was easy to walk. This is 6.30 in the morning…

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And we`re getting better and better view!

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We are going up to the top! Still only half way up…

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Quite upen road so we couldn`t hide from the sun.

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Finally I found a place to have a snack! In the shade and a nice view up to the monastery. We will pass that later!

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Better road now for a while!

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And finally we reach the monastery!

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We didn`t want to get inside because many dogs were barking. Right after the monastery there was a farm and from there two dogs came, also barking. We could see the first one was friendly, and he only wanted some cuddle. The other one stopped, it looked like he didn`t like people… So if you are afraid of dogs… maybe this is not the hike for you.

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Right after the farm we took off from the “main road”. We could see the church in the distance, not far away!

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A forrest turtle on our way!

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We`re up!! The boat is really small down there! You can see all the serpentines we walked!

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My back was tired so I had to lie down!

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Profiti Ilias church, on the top, as so many other places in Greece!

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Inside the church.

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The church, and our boat.

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The trail from the monastery to the church is not very steep, only the last part.

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Beautiful yellow flowers on the way back.

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It was a long hike but very nice. After we came back to the boat we hoisted the anchor and sailed to the next bay. It is hard to see the church on the top over there….

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Here is a video from todays hike!

We sailed over to Samiopoula, only an hour or two. We anchored in the bay on the north east side of the island, with lines ashore. In the evening we walked over the island to have a glas of wine in the sunset. We deserves that after todays long hike!

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And what a beautiful sunset!

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We will continue exploring Samos in our next post!


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