Kokkari Village in Samos Greece
There is no better way to describe our little village on the island of Samos than the one found in an old letter of my grandfather's sent to a relative: here it is!
"Correspondence extract. Mr. Hatzinikolaou Emmanuel, 89 years old, letter to a relative, 1972."
Our village, Kokkari is designed in a traditional Mediterranean Eastern way and located on the northern part of the island, 10 km distance from Samos town. Founded on the plains of Mt Karvounis, nesting between two protective headlands that form the most picturesque gulf of the whole island.
The village's position is unique because it combines mountain and sea. On the mountain you will feel at peace, relaxed, you’ll enjoy the interesting forest footpaths, the wild flowers’ sweet smells, the spring's freshness and the birds’ singing. From up high, the houses of my village look like small white doves embraced by thousands of trees. The view is breathtaking.
However allow me to say that, the sea will also charm and captivate you. The pebbles lie next to the sea forming the most beautiful beaches of my island. On coastal streets you’ll find friendly hotel owners, traditional tavernas, local restaurants and entertainment.
In my village, there are around 300 habitants, all of them are jovial and good-hearted people. We accept visitors with pleasure, always willing to offer them our hospitality so that they become members of the family.
I don’t know any other villages as beautiful and quiet as mine. Perhaps my love for it is what makes it so beautiful.