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Chora, Samos Island

Chora is a scenic old big inland village, situated on the junction of the inland road network; it is found at a distance of 3 kilometers northwestern to Pythagorio, at the northeastern part of the homonymous plain, and some 13 kilometers southwestern to the capital town of Samos. Until 1854 this village was the capital of the island, while nowadays the area houses the airport of Samos. Chora counts some 1500 permanent residents, the majority of them living mainly on tourism and to a lesser extent on agriculture. In the past the culture of tobacco used to be the most developed one, but after the World War II, it gradually declined.

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If you prefer to stay to this relatively quiet village, instead of the crowded tourist resorts, the village offers some accommodation facilities; there are also nice traditional taverns with good food and in the old local traditional cafés will enjoy your aperitif accompanied by nice local delicacies.

For swimming you may go to the near by scenic beach of Potokaki, with 50 permanent residents, a pretty popular beach with considerable tourist facilities.

Once in the village, you may see the church of Aghia Paraskevi and the old building of the Elementary School of the settlement.

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The devout locals organize great local religious feasts (“panighyri”) in honor of Aghia Paraskevi on the 26th of July and on the 15th of August, in honor of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

In case of emergence a local Medical Center and a pharmacy are available for you.

Access to Chora from the capital town of Samos is easy by public buses running regularly, by taxi, as well as by rented or private car and motorbikes.
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