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Κallithea, Samos Island

Northwestern to Marathokambos, at a distance of some 24 kilometers, it is situated the village of Kallithea (meaning “the nice view” in Greek). In the past the village was called Prinias, from the abundant holm-oaks that grew in the area. Later on, it took the name Kalabachtassi, because it belonged to the Municipality of Kalabachtassi; some 50 years ago, its name changed once again and the village took the name it actually has.

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Kallithea is the most western village of Samos and has a breathtaking view of Ikaria and Chios. Moreover, it is famous for the fascinating sunset, especially in summer. The locals live on agriculture, mostly on the cultivation of olive trees, and on stockbreeding. In the past, the village also produced charcoal.

Several dirt roads lead to the beach of Aghios Isiodoros situated in a small cove. At Aghios Isidoros it is situated the last of the traditional shipyards still working; in the past there were several of them and they built wooden caiques and boats. Another dirt road leads to the mountain, to the site of Askitaria, at an altitude of some 700 meters. The place has been named after the numerous small churches, some of them built and other arranged in caves, where hermits and monks used to live. The area is overgrown and offers an excellent view.
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In case of health problems, a pharmacy and a local Medical Center are available at Marathokambos, some 24 kilometers southeastern to Kallithea.

Access to the village is possible via Marathokambos by rented or private car and motorbikes.
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