Where to Stay in Samos, Greece (BEST Areas for 2024)

Samos, Greece, is a beautiful and historic island known for its stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine, and pretty harbours. It can be confusing to know where to stay in Samos, but here’s your friendly guide to the best areas for your accommodation search.

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Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort to relax in or a budget-friendly hotel to explore the island from, there are plenty of options for places to stay on Samos. Let’s take a look through some of the best hotels overlooking the Aegean Sea, villas on clifftops and all inclusive resorts.

As one of the most stunning Greek islands, it’s no surprise that Samos is an increasingly popular destination for both locals and international tourists alike. Deciding where to stay in Samos can be a daunting decision — especially if you’re limited in time.

After a few visits to the island (here are all the best activities in Samos), here’s my comprehensive guide to choosing the best place to stay in Samos, Greece.

  • Near Vathy (Samos Town): Best Area For Sightseeing
  • Pythagorion: Best Area For the Harbour
  • Karlovasi: Best Area For Shopping
  • Kokkari: Best Area for Eating


Map of the best places to stay in Samos

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Where to Stay in Samos, Greece

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Near Vathy (Samos Town): Best Area For Sightseeing

Vathy, or Samos Town, is the largest town and capital of the island. Located on the East Coast, it is a great place to stay if you are interested in sightseeing, as it has many historical buildings and attractions.

It also has an active nightlife with plenty of restaurants and bars.

Best Resorts and Places To Stay near Vathy

So, if you’re looking for a luxurious stay in Vathy the obvious choice is…

1. Proteas Blu Resort

The Proteas Blu Resort is a luxurious resort located on the beach. It has an infinity pool, a spa and wellness centre, and plenty of activities, such as water sports, bike rentals, and more.

This stunning setting is the perfect option for a romantic getaway; relax in the ultimate luxury with gorgeous whitewashed suites and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea; an ideal for catching your breath and taking a moment to truly get away from it all.

When the time comes for dinner, choose from one of four incredible restaurants, all of which specialise in the best of Greek gastronomy, using super fresh, natural ingredients sourced in the local area.

Whether you unwind in the on-site spa, relax on the sun terrace, or splash about in the pool, the Proteas Blu resort is the ultimate in luxury, and makes for an idyllic Greek getaway.

Pythagorion: Best Area For the Harbour

Pythagorion is the third-largest town on the island and an ideal spot for people watchers. It’s a great place for a holiday in Samos.

There are also plenty of hotels and resorts located in this area with breathtaking views over the sea.

2. Doryssa Seaside Resort

The Doryssa Seaside Resort is another luxurious option for those looking for a beachfront stay near Pythagorio. This resort has an outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and wellness centre, tennis court and more. It’s also where my brother got married a few years ago – a beautiful hotel!

Each room features a balcony with views of the Aegean Sea, allowing you to drink in the beauty of nature whether you are out and about, or relaxing in your room.

This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of Samos; indulge in delicious Greek cuisine; take a boat trip to the nearby islands and explore their beauty, or just enjoy some poolside sunbathing.

As an added bonus, the resort is located right on the beach, and just 6km from the Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos archaeological site, making this perfect for history buffs as well as those seeking a relaxing break!

3. Samos Sun Resort

The Samos Sun Resort is a great choice for those seeking a mid-range stay near Pythagorio.

It features an outdoor pool and terrace, with plenty of seating and sun loungers to relax on, making this the perfect choice for holidaymakers who just want to soak up some serious sun. 

Rooms are well-equipped with all you could desire, maintaining an authentic Greek vibe in every inch of the decoration.

The hotel also offers a complimentary breakfast and dinner, so you can enjoy a delicious meal without having to leave the resort.

The Samos Sun Resort is located just 4 km from Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos archaeological site, and less than 10 minutes from the beach.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing stay or an action-packed vacation, this hotel offers something for everyone.

4. Fito Aqua Bleu Resort

The Fito Aqua Bleu Resort is a great mid-range option for those looking to enjoy the best of Samos. It features an outdoor pool, spa and wellness centre, and plenty of activities to keep you entertained.

Each room is air-conditioned and comes with a balcony for taking in the stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

This resort also offers a complimentary breakfast each morning, so you can enjoy a delicious meal without having to leave the resort.

Plus, it’s close to the Tunnel of Eupalinos, a famous archaeological site in the region, making this an ideal spot for exploring the area’s history.

5. Alfa house w/ view & barbeque

Located in Pythagoreio, just 400 meters from Remataki Beach, Alfa House with Mountain Views and BBQ in Pythagorion offers comfortable accommodations with stunning mountain views, complimentary WiFi, and free private parking.

This charming holiday home is equipped with air conditioning and a welcoming patio. Guests can also take advantage of barbecue facilities and outdoor seating.

The holiday home comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and comes with bed linens, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully stocked kitchen, and a balcony boasting picturesque sea views. As you enter this private holiday retreat, you’ll find the perfect setting to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne. Please note that this holiday home is a non-smoking and soundproof property.

Karlovasi: Best Area for Shopping

Karlovassi is the second-largest town on Samos and is known for its great shopping (great place to pick up some Greek souvenirs). It’s home to a variety of small shops, boutiques, and markets selling traditional Greek goods. 

There are also some great restaurants and bars in this area, and this is a real must-visit spot for tourists on the hunt for all that the island has to offer.

Where to Stay in Karlovassi

If you are looking to base yourself in Karlovassi, here are some of our top recommendations:

6. Samaina Inn Hotel

The Samaina Inn Hotel is a comfortable, convenient option for those looking to stay in the Karlovassi area – and its location directly across from the Aegean Sea makes this hard to beat.

The hotel is located close to the town centre and all its main attractions, so you can easily head out and explore the local area.

The hotel offers 130 newly refurbished rooms, a weekly activity and wellness program, live music events at the bar, Margarita kid’s club, All Inclusive program and thematic dinner nights.

Their mission is to provide optimal service for an ideal vacation experience with attentive care.

7. Samos Wine Factory

For those looking for something a bit different, the Samos Wine Factory offers a unique accommodation experience.

This boutique hotel is situated in an old winery and features luxurious rooms with modern amenities and alluring views over the vineyards.

The hotel also has its own restaurant, serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a bar with an impressive selection of local wines.

Plus, you can also enjoy a range of activities, from biking and hiking to wine tastings.

Kokkari: Best Area for Eating

I’ve stayed in Kokkari, in the north of the island, the last few times I’ve visited Samos. It’s a great spot for good restaurants, a pebbly beach (and a sandy beach further up), bars, bakeries, playgrounds and a guaranteed fun evening out.

Stay here and you’re also near Tsamadou Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Samos – and Lemonakia Beach too.

8. Semeli Boutique Hotel

Designed by a distinguished Greek architect, Semeli Boutique Hotel offers a convenient location just a 5-minute stroll from the nearest beach. This establishment boasts air-conditioned rooms equipped with complimentary WiFi. Guests can revel in the hotel’s amenities, including an outdoor pool nestled against a rocky backdrop, a sun terrace, and a welcoming bar.

Each tastefully adorned room exudes style and simplicity, furnished with natural elements such as wood and stone. Every room is furnished with a flat-screen TV featuring cable channels, while certain units even provide a cozy seating area for relaxation after a bustling day. Some rooms also offer a balcony or patio for added comfort.

All accommodations include a private bathroom complete with a shower, along with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer for your convenience.

9. DEJA BLUE Maisonette II

Nestled in Kokkari, just 400 meters from Kokkari Beach and 2km from Lemonakia Beach, you’ll discover DEJA BLUE Maisonette II, a welcoming retreat featuring air-conditioned accommodations with a charming terrace and complimentary WiFi.

This non-smoking property is ideally located, with Monastery Zoodochou Pigis only 5.3km away, Port of Samos 8.3kmaway, and the Archaeological Museum of Vathi of Samos just 10km from its doorstep. Additionally, Tsamadou Beach is a mere 2.5km away, providing a range of options for seaside relaxation.

This delightful holiday home boasts two bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator and kitchenware, a flat-screen TV, a comfortable seating area, and two bathrooms, one of which features a bath for your convenience.

Step out onto the balcony with outdoor furniture and savour the breathtaking sea views. For added privacy and tranquility, the accommodation offers a private entrance and soundproofing.

Where to stay in Samos

Samos is a beautiful island with plenty to explore and discover. Whether you’re looking for luxury, mid-range or budget accommodation options, there are lots of great places to stay in Samos.

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From beachfront resorts to charming boutiques and wineries, you can be sure to find the perfect place for your Samos vacation.

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