Among the countless beauties of Samos, the village of Kokkari stands with its traditional aura which is engraved in the homes of locals that have withstood the ravages of time as well as the narrow streets, which will remind you of something old. Almost 10 kilometers on the northwest of the capital of Samos, you will see the boats moored in the picturesque harbor, predisposing the authenticity of the landscapes that you will encounter.
Built in the early 19th century, today Kokkari has nothing to envy from the character of the old settlements, it keeps its pristine beauty, from inside the picturesque images that offers to the visitor. Named either from the onion, that is produced in abundance in the area, or, as they say, from the first settler, Kokkari lies in a green valley, protected by two hills, from where the settlement began.
It presents great tourist development and is an ideal destination for your stay on the island of Samos, providing all goods that will make your ideal vacation. Here you will see the harmonious marriage of tourism development and tradition, which is still kept alive, despite its designation as a tourist resort. If you are still looking for reasons to stay in Kokkari, the lacy of seashores will amaze you as well as the traditional taverns by the sea will introduce you to the local delicacies.
At Kokkari you will find a scenic beach to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear Aegean waters. You can also choose the nearby beaches of Tsamadou and Lemonakia, that are surrounded by dense vegetation and both have beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters.
The area is full of life and offers many lodging options - hotels and rooms for rent – as well as fun and ride. Outside the village you will find the deserted village of Agiogdytes, the beautiful area of Manas with its running waters, as well as its many traditional watermills. What is more, you can also visit the church of Holy Mary and St Nicholas, that are located in the area, and if you come here in July, you can celebrate along with the locals in the Feast of St. Panteleimon on the 27th of the month.