Samos Greece; 6 beaches around Kambos
Samos Greece is one of the beautiful Greek islands. I described 6 beaches in Kambos; a region in southwestern Samos. In this area you can visit villages such as Marathokampos and Koumeika and the seaside towns Votsalakia, Kampos, Balos, Pefkos, Limnionas and Psili Ammos.
You can choose from a lot of great beaches and bays , restaurants, cafes, large and small hotels on Samos Greece. Votsalakia is the most well-known seaside resort in this area. But, rest assured, you will not find overcrowded beaches, mega hotels and mass tourism on Samos.
You will never have to look far to find peaceful and quiet places and that’s what we like about this Greek island.
We stay in apartment Thalina located in Kambos Marathokampos with spectacular views on the Kerkis (1434 m high) and the beautiful Aegean sea. A perfect location to stay during our vacation, not that touristy as Kokkari and we experience a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Also, the sea at the southside is also calmer as it is less windy.
We liked the area more too; here you can find more idyllic bays and in the soutcoast are besides pebble baches also sand beaches. If you go explore you will find easily secluded beaches and bays. Exploring and discovering Greek islands is what we love.
Please note, park your car somewhere when you cannot drive further on the dirty roads unless you have a car with 4WD. Walk down the many narrow, steep hiking trails and you will find little paradises for yourself. Huge chance you will encounter nude swimmers.
Samos Greece; Balos beach
Balos beach is beautifully situated. It’s very quiet, we can count the number of people on one hand. We like it here so much because we can hide in various places in one of the many small coves between the huge rocks.
You will definitely see nude swimmers here. The beach is long and consists of small and large stones. The sea makes music as it crushes at the stones with every wave, it’s such a lovely sound. There are some restaurants here too.
Samos Greece; Kaladakia beach
A must do on Samos Greece is visiting the cave at Kaladakia beach. From Koumeika to Marathakampos you drive 300 meters after the intersection to Balos, follow the signs to hotel Mandilada.
Stay left until you reach a large parking lot below at the beach. The road down to Kaladakia beach is very steep, so it can be a challenge to drive there.
The Kaladakia beach is small, quite touristy and expensive, renting a beach bed costs €6, -. This is probably because the hotel runs the beach. We don’t want one, we just lie down on our towel. Besides, we only visit Kaladakia beach because of the cave, which you can find on your left at the end of the beach.
You can reach the cave by swimming through the sea or by walking from the beach. Go there in the afternoon on a sunny day, the sun shines into the cave and it colors everything amazingly blue-green. The seawater is quite cold here and it is deep, so be careful. But is certainly worth a visit and it will blow your mind.
Samos Greece; Tripidi beach
The closest beach to our apartment in Samos Greece was Tripidi beach, a small bay hidden among the rocks and covered with pebbles. It’s 10 minutes walking to reach the bay, we like it when we have the possibility to have a swim close to our stay. Tripidi beach is wonderfully quiet and relaxing. Walk down the stairs from the road and lay down on one of the beds. Stylish wooden furniture like chairs and tables are shining on this beach.
This bay is run by the restaurant ‘’Chrisopetro’’, situated on top of a rock with sea view. The son of the owner of our apartment runs this restaurant and the food is delicious here. In fact; food is always tasty on the Greek islands. This place is not that touristy too and that’s what we prefer. You can find some lunch cards on the beach, but we haven’t seen any service and we never had to pay for the beds too. I assume that will be different in high season. Normally you pay €2,50 for a beach bed. A salad costs around €6, -.
Samos Greece; Votsalakia beach
The beach at Marathokampos, also known as Votsalakia, is one of the most popular beaches in Samos Greece. This lively beach is about three kilometers long and is actually an extension of the Marathokampos beach. Votsalakia, which means pebbles, is located three kilometers from the village Marathakampos.
The beach is set against the mountainous inland of Samos. Here you find many taverns, supermarkets, tourist shops and terraces. Although it is touristy here, we enjoy the atmosphere. Settle on the beach here with your feet in the sand and having a drink. In September it is very quiet just like on other Greek islands, but in high season it must be more crowded.
Samos Greece; Psili Ammos
A few kilometers before Limnionas if you drive from Marathokampos you will find the beautiful and popular sandy beach Psili Ammos. It is beautifully situated against the Kerkis mountain and has a long sandy beach where pine trees are growing all the way to the beach.
Beach beds can be rented, and the water gradually gets deeper, perfect for families. Please note, there is another Psili Ammos on Samos Greece in the southeast coast near Pythagorion.
Samos Greece; Limnionas beach
The well-known Limnionas beach is situated about six kilometers from Votsalakia and is a lovely sandy beach with all kinds of terraces and is surrounded by hills and mountains. You will find some hotels behind the beach.
We were served here with drinks and delicious food, a perfect place to lounge here. However, this beach has not an idyllic atmosphere. Like many places you pay €2,50 for a beach bed and around €12, – for two delicious salads.