The very mention of a Greek island is enough to conjure up visions of azure blue seas, wave-lapped golden beaches and white-washed houses, all languorously bathed in endless sunshine.
If these are your dreams, then you will find this face of Samos so enchanting that you may not even think of looking further.
But beyond the beaches lies a verdant island with landscapes of unimagined beauty quietly awaiting discovery. Samos is without a doubt one of the most perfect Greek islands for walking and botanising.
Walking through woodlands, scrambling along stony hillsides, or simply sitting at a kaffeneion table in a mountain village, there was no escaping the Little Blue Book, Landscapes of Samos. Except on the beach, where people presumably had it stowed away, we were sure to spot someone carrying it wherever we went.
The information it yielded was almost invariably useful, and we began to think of Brian and Eileen Anderson as our leaders. Although primarily aimed at serious keen walkers, it also outlines itineraries for sightseers, [providing visitors touring Samos by car] an excellent overview of the island’s extraordinary variety. (Sunday Telegraph)
My wife and I have used the Sunflower Landscapes books on our overseas walking holidays for many years and have great faith in them. On this September holiday we stayed in Samos Town and used the Landscapes book for several walks. The guide book is well up to the usual Sunflower standard, with a good variety of walks and tours plus plenty of other information about the island. (JE, Amazon)