Monday, 13 June 2011

Samos

What says the Greek islands more than this card. The island of Samos lies just off the coast of Turkey. It is a mountainous but fertile island, the poet Byron immortalised it in 'The Isles of Greece' with  "Fill high the cup of Samarian wine "  Its other claim of fame is as the birthplace of Pythagoras, and the small town on the south coast of the island was renamed Pithagorio in 1955 to celebrate his birthplace.  I don't know where this photo is but think it is the capital, and main port, of Vathi because it is also sometimes referred to as Samos.
   

3 comments:

lostforwords101 said...

I always love the sound of the word 'Samarian'...reminds me of comforting stories about the travels of Jesus Christ...

clairz said...

Oh, this looks like such a lovely place to be. Your header photo is amazing, too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the pic. The village looks like it is between the sea and the sky. Wonderful color.