Photo: Jan and Torben. Text: Torben

Here are some pictures from a wonderful time on Samos. As usual when Torben arrived the weather changed to the better. Many shops and most of the restaurants and bars are still closed. During the last week we can see that the owners now begin to prepare for the season. The temperatures are mostly up to between 19 and 23 degree Celsius in the daytime and down to around 15 degree in the night. The water is still a little cool - probably around 17-18 degree - too cool for a long swim, but very refreshing for a quick morning swim.
25 March was the national day with parades as usual. We did not went to see it, because it is the same year after year and we already have a lot of pictures from that on the site.
Torben will for sure remember this March trip. He has never seen snow on Samos, and it is some of an experience to begin the day with a morning swim and 2 hours later to stand by the snow!

  • Empty restaurant area, KokkariEmpty restaurant area, Kokkari
  • Empty restaurant area, KokkariEmpty restaurant area, Kokkari
  • Andreas at Goal Bar cleaningAndreas at Goal Bar cleaning
  • At the harbour, KokkariAt the harbour, Kokkari
  • Flowering treeFlowering tree
  • Tarsanas beachTarsanas beach
  • Tarsanas beachTarsanas beach
  • Tarsanas beachTarsanas beach
  • The gate to the Aegean sea, KokkariThe gate to the Aegean sea, Kokkari
  • FlowersFlowers
  • Slanting roundabout at the new road, Samos townSlanting roundabout at the new road, Samos town
  • IERAPETRA-L, The ferry to AthensIERAPETRA-L, The ferry to Athens
  • Risky loading..Risky loading..
  • Malagaris area, Samos townMalagaris area, Samos town
  • Samos seen from the old windmill above the townSamos seen from the old windmill above the town
  • View from the old windmill above Samos townView from the old windmill above Samos town
  • Old windmillOld windmill
  • Old windmillOld windmill
  • Old windmill insideOld windmill inside
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  • Old millstoneOld millstone
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  • 20_120322vindmillAboveVathi20_120322vindmillAboveVathi
  • A newer windmillA newer windmill
  • By the windmillsBy the windmills
  • Wild orchidsWild orchids
  • FlowerFlower
  • FlowerFlower
  • FlowerFlower
  • Flowering treeFlowering tree
  • Snow above VourliotesSnow above Vourliotes
  • Snow above VourliotesSnow above Vourliotes
  • Monastery Megali PaganiaMonastery Megali Pagania
  • Monastery Megali PaganiaMonastery Megali Pagania
  • Not snow but FLOWERS!Not snow but FLOWERS!
  • Not snow but FLOWERS!Not snow but FLOWERS!
  • Not snow but FLOWERS!Not snow but FLOWERS!
  • Calm sea by KokkariCalm sea by Kokkari
  • Hungry catsHungry cats
  • Cats in boxesCats in boxes
  • Worn out flagWorn out flag
  • A place in the sunA place in the sun
  • For sale - needs a little repair.For sale - needs a little repair.
  • 25 March. Greek national day.25 March. Greek national day.
  • 25 March. Greek national day.25 March. Greek national day.
  • Who blocks the church entry? The priest!Who blocks the church entry? The priest!
  • 25 March. Greek national day.25 March. Greek national day.
  • 25 March. Greek national day.25 March. Greek national day.
  • Parking place, Kokkari still needs repair.Parking place, Kokkari still needs repair.
  • Long-time parking still take up space.Long-time parking still take up space.
  • Long-time parking still take up space.Long-time parking still take up space.
  • Torbens 'second home'.Torbens 'second home'.
  • Almond flowerAlmond flower
  • Almonds from last year.Almonds from last year.
  • Cute small lizardCute small lizard
  • Wild orchidsWild orchids
  • Still flamingos at Mykali beachStill flamingos at Mykali beach
  • Flowers, MykaliFlowers, Mykali
  • Flowers, MykaliFlowers, Mykali
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  • The old salt factory at Mykali beachThe old salt factory at Mykali beach
  • Flower, Mykali beachFlower, Mykali beach
  • The new medical clinic, KokkariThe new medical clinic, Kokkari
  • Kokkari harbourKokkari harbour
  • Kokkari harbourKokkari harbour
  • Kokkari harbourKokkari harbour
  • Kokkari church, ugly cable work!Kokkari church, ugly cable work!
  • Kokkari, empty property by the churchKokkari, empty property by the church
  • Kokkari, water chanelKokkari, water chanel
  • Hungry cat looking for some food in the chanel.Hungry cat looking for some food in the chanel.
  • Hungry cat found some 'food' in the chanel.Hungry cat found some 'food' in the chanel.
  • Grape field between Vourliotes and ManolatesGrape field between Vourliotes and Manolates
  • Waterfall between Vourliotes and ManolatesWaterfall between Vourliotes and Manolates
  • Moni VrondaMoni Vronda
  • Moni VrondaMoni Vronda
  • Jan in front of Prof Elias, Ambelos Mt.Jan in front of Prof Elias, Ambelos Mt.
  • 'Approaching' runway 09, Samos Airport'Approaching' runway 09, Samos Airport
  • Activity in Alfa Bar, KokkariActivity in Alfa Bar, Kokkari
  • Painting, cleaning and preparing for the seasonPainting, cleaning and preparing for the season
  • Painting, cleaning and preparing for the seasonPainting, cleaning and preparing for the season
  • Painting, cleaning and preparing for the seasonPainting, cleaning and preparing for the season
  • Preparing for a new roof over the terrace.Preparing for a new roof over the terrace.