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Painting in Pythagorian ( My recent trip to the Greek Island of Samos)

9 Jun 2006  Having arranged painting holidays in the UK we were so inspired by Samos we wanted to find the best painting locations.We took an organised island tour to wet our appetite and hired a car a few days later to spend more time in our favoured places.
4.5 of 5 stars based on 5 votes

What a joy to return to Pythagorians' picturesque circular harbour fringed with colourful fishing boats and a backdrop of Turkish mountains. Tempting just to explore this charming historic town with its warren of marbled paved streets, castle, roman sites, or perhaps just to lounge on the delightful sheltered beach with a selection of tavernas on hand for refreshment.But we had come to paint, and paint we did, enough to have a successful exhibition at the Poseidon Restaurant and provide some extra spending money!
Samos seems to provide a painting opportunity at every turn- dazzlingly white lime-washed and cobalt shuttered buildings, a field of poppies dropping down to an azure Aegean sea and the fisherman bringing in the morning catch to a harbour side welcome committee of hopeful cats.

  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Seniors, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring
  • 1. Kokkari

    Beautifully situated fishing village on the north of Samos Island. It has a small beach and harbour lined with tavernas and a warren of tempting shops.

  • 2. Manolates

    An atsmospheric village perched high in the mountains and reached by a tortuous winding road. Spectacular veiws and a fascinating history.

  • 3. Platanos

    Named after the huge ancient plane trees that grace the village square with their welcome shade. High up off the beaten track and unspoilt by tourism, its a great place to stop for a traditional greek lunch. Some stunning veiws across to Marathokampou Bay.

  • 4. Sylvana Apartments, Pythagorian

    Situated in the heart of the old town, just a few minutes away from the ancient harbour and beach. Very clean, light and spacious. Friendly and helpful proprietors. No daunting hills to climb when returning after a night out!

  • 5. Poseidon Restaurant, Pythagorian

    Great restaurant, right on the beach. Charming and friendly service. Have a lunch in the sun with the turquoise Aegean waves lapping at your feet or enjoy a romantically greek evening serenaded by Yannis playing so beautifully on his bouzouki.