Sports Activities in Kokkari
Sports and adventure enthusiasts choosing to stay at Poseidon Hotel will never run out of choices. Whether you are fond of diving, sailing or windsurfing, you will find a variety of water Sports Activities in Kokkari. Snorkel or scuba dive and explore the seabed of our village or uncover all the gems hidden on the most remote coves.
Sailing in Kokkari Samos
Whether you wish to sail for pleasure or practice sailing as a sport, Samos will meet all your sailing expectations. Samos is considered a paradise for sailing and, as it has many gulfs and archipelagos, it offers all kinds of seas and winds. A trip around the neighboring islands on a privately owned or chartered pleasure boat, is, hands down, a wonderful experience!
Kokkari is famous for its reliable Summer winds.
Samos windsurf center was hand-built by the owner George Sankantaris in 1997 and is a friendly, relaxed and fun place to enjoy your sports. The center offers 110 Tabou boards and 130 Gaastra sails, 2016-2017 models, in addition to a range of wetsuits, harnesses, shoes and gloves to ensure you are fully-equipped.
However magnificent our islands’ nature may be, the bottom of the sea is even more. The impressive geological formations are an ideal habitat for many seafloor species, whose biodiversity will amaze you.
Samos SUB – Kokkari scuba diving School
Samos Horseback Riding
Here are some horse riding centers in Samos. All the rides include passageway from the forest where nature is amazing and the horse riding has even more to offer. There are four-hour routes, one-hour or forty-minute ones in the sea or through the forest and of two-hour rides that end in Profiti Ilia with a wonderful view.
Walking, Hiking and Bird watching
Samos is without a doubt one of the most perfect Greek islands for walking and botanizing. Walking and hiking paths for all experience levels can be found around the island.
On the northern coast you can find more difficult but stunning mountain hikes into the wine villages and through valleys swamped with butterflies and flowers. Looking down from the heights you have climbed, the cultivated mountainside presents a visual feast of vineyards and olive groves climbing up toward you from the sea.
On the south side you can witness the stretch of sea as it silently reaches the northern Dodecanese, the breathtaking mountainous shores of Turkey, fertile Samian, ancient mines, ruins and Monasteries in just a single walk.
The best time to visit Samos for land activities like hiking and climbing is spring and fall, when the weather is sunny and mild (September through mid-December) and the flowers blooming (March through June).
Summer months are ideal for cavers, who escape the often oppressive heat in the natural coolness of the caves.
Other Sports Activities in Kokkari
Trekking / Canyoning / Caving / MTB / Rock Climbing / YOGA Shala / Massage & Alternative holistic wellness services. You can always ask Spyros for more info.
Shopping local products
Samos is not only sun, beaches and watersports but it is also an ideal place for Greek island shopping.
Jewelry shops are well known for their craftsmanship & classic designs. Ceramic shops for their pottery folklore designs. You will discover artworks & crafts, souvenirs, & beachwear.
On the main road around the Island of Samos you will find local shops selling their produced wines, ouzo, olive oil, olive soap, spices (oregano & bay leaves) and local honey.
Most clothes and shoes, bookstores, super markets, groceries shops in Samos are concentrated in the main villages of the island, including Vathy, Karlovassi, Kokkari and Pythagorion.