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Architecture in Samos

The architecture of Samos resemble to the architecture of the other North-Eastern Aegean Islands. Samos does not have a specific traditional architecture, mostly because of the heterogeneous descent of the population of the island.

It is a blend of neoclassical mansions, Venetian buildings, whitewashed houses and Byzantine churches. Graphic narrow streets are winding around all those types of buildings, adding a warm and cozy touch to the whole scenery.

In Vathy, capital of the island, Venetian houses are mixed to neoclassical ones and all the buildings have red-tiled roofs and some have their walls painted in bright colors. The narrow streets and stairs are also painted in white and blue and the walls of some houses are decorated with naive paintings. The lovely coastal village of Pythagorion, on the southern part of the island, is full of whitewashed houses with blue shutters and doors. Archaic temples and wonderful Byzantine and Post-Byzantine churches full of splendid frescoes are completing the architecture of Samos.