The island of Samothrace is located in the northern Aegean Sea and belongs to the region of Thrace. It is 17km long, 10km wide, and home to approximately 2,000 inhabitants. It is accessible by ferry from the city of Alexandroupoli. The main port is Kamariotisa, where all ferries from the mainland arrive, making it the largest settlement on the island. The main town of Samothrace is located inland, about 5 km from the port.

There are regular bus lines operating on the island from 7:00 to 23:00, with ticket prices ranging from 1 to 4 euros.

Samothrace is known for its fantastic nature, waterfalls, canyons, and forests, making it an ideal place to escape from the daily hustle and bustle. The river Fonias creates several waterfalls and natural pools that are perfect for swimming and enjoying if you venture a bit higher into the hills.

The most famous beaches are Pachia Ammos, which is about 800m long and has one tavern operating during the season for refreshments, and Vatos Beach, mainly frequented by nudists. Most beaches on the island are pebbly. The thermal baths (Lutra) with hot springs located in the north of the island are also very popular among tourists.

The traditional dessert is haslamas, and there are more sheep and goats than inhabitants on the island. Samothrace is beloved by hikers. The island is also home to an archaeological park where one of the world’s most famous sculptures, the Nike of Samothrace, was found and is now housed in the Louvre. The iconic Nike shoes are named after it.
The tallest waterfall in the world that drops directly into the sea is also on the island of Samothrace, standing at 180m tall.

The highest peak on the island is Mount Fengari (1624m), and according to legend, Poseidon, the god of the sea, watched the battle for Troy from this peak.

Has anyone among you visited this island?

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