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Dive into the Magic of Samothrace

Updated: Jun 16

Embark on a Mythical Journey to ancient majesty.

Ready for a vacation that’s straight out of a storybook? Samothrace is a hidden treasure in the northeastern Aegean Sea, where legends come alive and nature holds court. This summer, escape the ordinary and plunge into an island world that’s rich with mystery and bursting with natural splendor.

The Greek sea god Poseidon is said to have sat on Mount Fengari here — at 1,664m, the second highest in the Aegean — to watch the Trojan War, while in ancient times, numerous pilgrims would make the difficult voyage here to worship at the Sanctuary of the Cabeiri, or Great Gods.
Mount Fengari (Saos) Samothrace

Nature’s Playground Awaits

Samothrace is a nature lover's paradise with a twist of Greek mythology. Imagine hiking up the majestic Mount Fengari, so tall it’s said to be the spot where Poseidon watched the Trojan War! The island is a canvas of lush forests and cascading waterfalls like Fonias, known as the "killer" for its vigorous flow; it’s an exhilarating challenge for those daring to explore its waters. Don’t forget to take a refreshing dip in the mythical pools, carved by nature and steeped in stories.

Step into Ancient Mysteries

The heart of the island beats strongest at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, home to the enigmatic Samothracian Mysteries. This isn’t your typical ancient ruins visit; it’s a chance to walk in the footsteps of initiates who sought the gods’ favor, away from the prying eyes of the classical world. The complex is more than just stones; it's an ancient puzzle waiting for you to unlock its secrets.

In an ever-connected world, Samothrace remains a precious pocket of untouched beauty. Visiting in 2024 means you’ll find authenticity and tranquility, far from the tourist trails. It's a chance to be part of a living history and to see a side of Greece that few tourists experience.

Make Your Trip Legendary

Dive into the Magic of Samothrace. Getting to Samothrace is as fun as being there. Hop on a ferry from Alexandroupolis and sail into your adventure. Whether you choose a cozy guesthouse hidden among olive groves, the Varades camp side or a seaside hotel with views of the Aegean, you’re sure to find the perfect base for your explorations.

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