Samothrace, Greece

Samothrace is an island in Greece, in the northern Aegean Sea. The island’s capital Hora, is concealed in a natural amphitheater in the mountain six kilometers above the port town of Kamariotissa. It's a small but charming town of narrow streets which offers a number of popular restaurants, many with beautiful views over the sea. Kamariotissa is a small but bustling village that consists mostly of a long narrow main street that runs along the harbor's edge.

Sites of interest on the island include the ruins of Genoese forts, the picturesque hora (old town), and several waterfalls. The island's most famous site is the Sanctuary of the Great Gods , Greek Hieron ton Megalon Theon ; the most famous artifact of which is the 2.5-metre marble statue of Nike, now known as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, dating from about 190 BC.

Things to See & Do

* Kamariotissa
* Winged Victory of Samothrace
* Sanctuary of the Great Gods
* Hora (old town)
* Genoese forts
* Pachia Ammos and Kippo beaches

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 178 km²
Population – 3,500
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The port is located in Kamariotissa and is within walking distance of shops and cafes which are built along the harbor’s edge.

Travel Links – The modern port town of Kamariotissa is on the north-west coast and provides ferry access to and from points in northern Greece such as Alexandroupoli and Kavala. There is no commercial airport on the island.

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