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Samos - The village and the beach of Ormos

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Ormos has more the feeling of a fishing village because of all the colored wooden kaiks that lie in the harbor. Here and there are fishermen in their boats or on the quay repairing their nets. It's much quieter than in the neighbouring popular village Votsalakia, where you find the three kilometer long sandy beach. The beach in the village Ormos itself is less attractive and consist mainly of pebbles and here and there there are pieces of sand. There are a few parasols and sun beds for rent. One of the tavernas in the village has a lot of bird cages hanging from its outdoor terrace with in each cage a different type of bird. There are also two monuments in the village that are this time not dedicated to victims of World War II but instead to fishermen that never returned from their trip. One is a very large anchor in the quay, the other is a stone memorial with portraits. A little bit further on the edge of the small village is pebble beach which is very long and not very wide. You won't find many people here.

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Kerkis Bay Family Tavern - Ormos Marathokampos

The Kerkis Bay Family Tavern in front of the Kerkis Bay Hotel is situated at the beginning of the boulevard as you enter the village of Ormos. There are comfortable chairs and the toilets are spotless and clean. We order a chicken salad, grilled chicken and a couple of cappuccinos. We are "warned" by the waitress that the cappuccino will come with whipped cream on top instead of hot milk. It takes quite a while before the food arrives but during the time that we are waiting the waitress asks us if we are hungry, which makes us laugh out loud. No we are not hungry...that is why we ordered some food, ahah. The portions are large, cheap and very tasty though. You could tell that the cook had thought about what he was going to make. It was also presented very well.

Our verdict: an 8,5 out of 10 but it would have been a 9 out of 10 if they had brought it quicker.

Kerkis Bay Hotel Ormos Marathokampos
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Kerkis Bay Hotel is situated in the southwest of Samos island in the centre of the fishermens'village Ormos Marathokampos. It is built in a traditional style and there are 29 comfortable rooms with balcony, a bathroom, music, satelite tv, fridge, airconditioning and a hair dryer. There is an attractive reception lobby with seats and outside there are many pergolas. In the cosy village with its nice beach and good tavernas it is still pretty authentically Greek and not packed with tourists. The area is very pretty and the people in this part of Samos are very friendly and hospitable.

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Oceanis Studios in Ormos Marathokampos
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In the picturesque fishing village of Ormos Marathokambou, on the south-western side of the island, this accommodation is built on the slope of a hill, overlooking the village and sea. With a beautiful view of the Aegean Seas endless blue, Oceanis Studios is only 300 metres from the sandy beach and just 150 metres from the centre of the village. There, you can find mini-markets, gift shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. From the nearby village port, you can visit other famous or even unfamiliar shores via small sailboats. Daily cruises around the island and neighbouring islands, such as Fournoi, Ikaria, Patmos and more, can also be organised. If you own a boat or cruiser, you can safely anchor it at the marina.

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Korali Apartments in Ormos Marathokampos, Samos - cheap choice
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Korali apartments are located only a 3-minute walk from the beach at Ormos, a very pretty and peaceful traditional fishing village on the south-west coast of Samos. At Korali, guests enjoy the independence and privacy offered by a fully equipped kitchen. Shops and mini-markets are very close by, but far enough to ensure peace and quiet. Relax on the balcony with beautiful views of the Aegean Sea. Take a short walk to the harbor, which is full of picturesque old and new fishing boats. An evening walk can be especially pleasant. Go for a a stroll in the garden. Continue into Ormos for charming restaurants. Or stay at the Korali to make the most of a home-from-home in Samos, Greece.

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Hotel Golden Sand in Votsalakia / Ormos, Samos
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Within a few metres from Marathokampos sandy beach and built among lush natural surroundings, Golden Sand offers traditional-style apartments. It has a large swimming pool and provides free private on-site parking. Golden Sand Hotel has spacious air-conditioned apartments and studios each with a kitchenette, a refrigerator and a satellite TV. All rooms enjoy beautiful views of the Aegean Sea from their balconies. Guests can enjoy the sun at the swimming pool terrace featuring sun beds and parasols. There is also a separate pool for the children. Next to the pool, the bar serves snacks and refreshing drinks overlooking the sea. Within 200 metres from Hotel Golden Sand guests can find mini markets and taverns. Kampos village with its many shops and cafes is at 3 km. The picturesque fishing village Ormos is situated one km from the apartments.

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