Welcome to Samos, Greece! Samos island is a very popular tourist destination. Tourism is the main industry in Samos, the island's beaches being the primary attraction. The main port and population centre on the island, Samos town, is also the tourist and cultural centre, with whitewashed buildings including many hotels, restaurants and a number of nightclubs forming the Samos town "barstreet". Being a Greek island, the economy of Samos has close relationship with the sea. However, with the rise of tourism, it plays a minor role during summer. The area of the island is 477.395 km2 (184.3 sq mi), and it is 43 km (27 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide. It is separated from Anatolia by the approximately 1-mile-wide (1.6 km) Mycale Strait. While largely mountainous, Samos has several relatively large and fertile plains. A great portion of the island is covered with vineyards, from which muscat wine is made. The most important plains except the capital, Vathy, in the northeast, are that of Karlovasi, in the northwest, Pythagoreio, in the southeast, and Marathokampos in the southwest. The island's population is 33,814, which is the 9th most populous of the Greek islands. The Samian climate is typically Mediterranean, with mild rainy winters, and warm rainless summers. Samos is one of the sunniest places in Europe with almost 3300 hours of sunshine annually or 74% of the day time. Private jet chartering, helicopter transfer flight, motor yacht & catamaran charter, luxury cars rental - hire ... in Samos - Greece VIP service!