Hiking and outdoor activities

A Paradise Amidst Mountains and Verdant Forests

Samos truly beckons for hiking, bicycling, running or other outdoor activities with its spectacular nature, featuring mountains, sea views, and green forests. The lush landscape distinguishes Samos from many other Greek islands. This is a result of its proximity to the mainland, causing the island to receive relatively more rainfall during the latter part of the winter season.

Samos has an excellent network of well-marked hiking trails of various difficulty levels and lengths. Read more by clicking the button below.

Shorter hikes or mountain biking opportunities are also available in the absolute vicinity of “Ormos”, ask us on site and we will help you find an excursion that suits you best.


Activities nearby Pantheon

If you want to take a shorter hike, run, or walk from Pantheon without first traveling somewhere by car, there are several great options available.

Viewpoint Ormos Bay

If you want to go on a hike or run of about 7 km, there’s a viewpoint a bit northeast of Ormos, where you can enjoy a lovely view of the Ormos bay, and the surrounding mountains Kerkis and Karvouni.

It’s a relatively easy hike but with some minor challenges. Ideally, take a refreshing dip at one of the two swimming spots in and around Ormos before heading back to the hotel.

Pythagoras Cave

There’s a hike up to the Pythagorian cave via Marathokampou, and then down via Kampos Marathokampou before returning to Ormos and Pantheon, approximately a 5-hour hike, 20 km.

It’s suggested to stop at one of the restaurants in Votsalakia for a hearty meal and a refreshing swim before heading back to Pantheon.

With these stops on the hike, expect the trip to take a full day. Alternatively, you can drive to the cave via Marathokampou and then continue on the beautifully winding road to the foot of the stairs leading up to the cave.

Go for a refreshing run

For a run, you can start from Pantheon and choose any point along the beach in Votsalakia, then return the same way. Ranging from 3 km to 10 km.

Hike along the beach

You can also walk along the Ormos Marathokampou beach, from 2–4 km, depending on how far you choose to go.

If you’d like a tour guide or any other assistance regarding hikes, please contact us, and we’ll explore various options.