Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Vathy

Livadaki Beach

Follow the north-coast road out of Vathy for 10km and look for a signposted dirt road to the left leading to Livadaki Beach. Here, tropical azure waters lap against soft sand in a long sheltered cove with facing isl…
Top Choice Taverna in Vathy

Taverna Artemis

The Vathy Greek crowd relies on Artemis for fresh fish and well-prepared mezedhes and mayirefta dishes, though it is perhaps best known for sardeles pandremenos. In Greek, pandremenos means 'married', and the sardin…
Museum in Vathy

Archaeological Museum

One of the best museums in the islands, housed in two adjacent buildings, this handsome complex contains finds starting from the rule of Polycrates (6th century BC). The most famous item is the imposing kouros (male…
Winery in Vathy

Museum of Samos Wines

Look for this handsome stone building opposite the new ferry quay to find one of Samos' best vintners. Winery tours usually take place when you show up, and conveniently include a free tasting, with several reasonab…
Church in Vathy

Church of Agios Spyridonas

Built in 1909, this ornate church features icons, impressive pillars hewn of marble from İzmir and, unusually, a silver candelabra from India. Decorative columns on the iconostasis are inspired by Ancient Greek and …
Middle Eastern in Vathy

My Falasophy

A guest from the Levant, this little fast-food joint in the main square serves large portions of artfully prepared hummus and falafel, as well as great salads. Healthy food is complemented by freshly squeezed tropic…
Greek in Vathy

Telion

An outstanding grill house on the waterfront near the main square, with snappy service and a good choice of pork, chicken and lamb gyros, pitta souvlaki, plus dinner specials – deliveries included.
Cafe in Vathy

Joy

The best of the waterfront cafes, serving good coffee, fresh juices and crêpes in the morning, and sandwiches, burgers, beer and wine by evening. And it delivers.
Taverna in Vathy

To Steki

Unpretentious and welcoming back-alley eatery with generous grills, gavros (marinated small fish), salads and homemade soups.
Seafood in Vathy

Zen Restaurant

Among several etsi-ketsi (so-so) seafront eateries, Zen stands out for well-prepared fresh fish, salads and mezedhes, along with surprises such as schnitzel, with good grills and draft wine.