Dive Into Greek Culture!
Samos is steeped in history and culture – our focus for this week is to explore this a little deeper!
When are the Greek Culture Weeks?
20 - 27 June 2019
12 - 19 September 2019
What is Greek Culture Week?
A chance to get to know the real Samos! Come and discover the rich history, the fascinating culture and get stuck in with opportunities to learn the language, try out some dancing and taste the delicious culinary flavours!
There are some wonderful activities planned, including traditional dancing, a chance to learn some of the language, visits to local towns, a visit to the wine museum to see the production of Samos sweet wine, and even a trip to a traditional Greek restaurant to sample some delicious local food. Other trips that may be included are visits to the honey shop, the Temple of Hera, Pythagoras’ cave, as well as a variety of monasteries and chapels.
The following are included in the price of the week:
- Greek dancing (a wonderful show, with opportunities to join in the fun!)
- Greek language lessons
- Opportunities to visit local towns such as Pythagoreio
- Led kayaking trips to tavernas down the coastline
- Bike trips to various places on the island. An opportunity to see Samos in a different way, led by our very own Activities Rep. (you can also use the bikes at any time!)
- Use of our fleet of sailing boats, windsurf equipment, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks
- Evening activities, which may include quizzes, ceilidhs, campfires and games and much more
These trips will incur an extra cost:
- Samos Island Tour - explore Samos by Jeep and see some amazing landscapes and points of interest
- Meet the owners of one the shops where Samos’ famous honey is made for a behind-the-scenes tour, and try some for yourself
- Visit the producers of traditional terracotta pots for a chance to see the process and get a souvenir to remember your trip by
- Visit the makers of the famous Samos sweet wine
- Explore traditional, local Greek towns as a part of a day trip or evening visit
- Climb up to Pythagoras’ cave where he taught his students, drew water from the deep cave inside the mountain and visit the church built into the side of the mountain
- A trip to the Temple of Hera
- An excursion further afield to Ephesus, where the apostle Paul walked and preached
The programme is subject to change and may depend on the popularity and availability of each excursion at the time of the holiday – however, if you are particularly interested in any of these trips, you may consider hiring a car when you arrive in Samos. The typical car hire is around 40-70€ per day depending on the size.
Ready to book?
Talk to our friendly holiday consultants to learn more and book your holiday.