My Favourite Planet - the online travel guide
My Favourite Planet, the online travel guide
home   places   galleries   news   about   contribute   contact   blogs
My Favourite Planet > English > Europe > Greece > Northern Aegean > Samos > gallery
Samos, Greece Samos gallery 34 of 55
   
 
Panoramic view of Mount Ambelos from Chora, Samos island, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Chora, Samos. Panoramic view from above the village northwest to Mount Ambelos.
 
Samos
  1 introduction
2 practical info
3 getting there
4 sightseeing
photo gallery
 
My Favourite

Planet guides

  index of contents
contributors
impressum
sitemap
Northern Aegean
islands
  Agios Efstratios
Psara
Samos
Samothraki
Places in Greece
  Alexandroupoli
Athens
Kastellorizo
Kavala
Patmos
Pella
Polygyros
Stageira &
Olympiada
Veria
Places on My Favourite Planet
England
  Avebury
France
  Paris
Turkey
  Istanbul
Ephesus
Kuşadası
Selçuk
Pergamon
MFP People
My Favourite

Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's Column - the blog by The Mysterious Edwin Drood at My Favourite Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's
Column
 
The Cheshire Cat Blog - travel articles, photo essays and videos at My Favourite Planet Blogs

The Cheshire Cat
Blog
Guide to Planet Earth at My Favourite Planet

Guide to
Planet Earth
On the hill on the northwest side of Chora (see gallery page 33) are the ruins of two old windmills. See the next page for more photos and information.

Beyond, to the northwest, rises the mountain range known as Mount Ambelos (Όρος Ἀμπελος) with its highest point at the summit of Karvouni (Καρβούνι), 1153 metres above sea level (see also gallery page 43).

Two mountain ranges dominate the centre of Samos, with Ambelos to the north and Mount Bournias (Μπουρνιάς), 778 metres high, to the south (see gallery page 31). Between them lies a pass, making possible travel between the east and west of the island's centre. A road which begins at Chora winds westwards up the pass via the villages of Gionedes, Koumaradei and Pyrgos, then veers northwards, skirting the west side of Ambelos, to the port of Karlovasi on the north coast.
  photos & articles:
© David John
 
A foothill of Mount Ambelos, Chora, Samos, Greece at My Favourite Planet

One of the numerous roads leading out of Chora winds up a foothill of Mount Ambelos.

It is this type of fertile landscape of rounded hills that led me to think of Samos as "green and buxom".
Unfortunately, devastating fires have destroyed many acres of trees and vegetation in several areas.
Photos, maps and articles: © David John 2003 - 2016.


All photos and articles are copyright protected.

Images and materials by other authors
have been attributed where applicable.

Please do not use these photos or articles without permission.

If you are interested in using any of the photos for your website,
blog or publication, please get in contact.

Higher resolution versions are available on request.


Some of the information and photos in this guide to Samos
originally appeared in 2003-2004 on davidjohnberlin.de.


My Favourite Planet makes great efforts to provide
comprehensive and accurate information across this website.
However, we can take no responsibility for inaccuracies or changes
made by providers of services mentioned on these pages.
 
See also
The Cheshire Cat Blog
photo essays and articles
about Greece:

Athens 1

Athens 2

Dion

Kastellorizo

Meteora

Pella

Polygyros

Thessaloniki
 
My Favourite Planet Group page on Facebook Visit the My Favourite Planet Group on Facebook.

Join the group, write a message or comment,
post photos and videos, start a discussion...
< Samos photo gallery contents page  
 
Copyright © 2003-2017 My Favourite Planet  |  contributors  |  impressum  |  index of contents  |  sitemap
my-favourite-planet.com   website design by Ursa Major Design