Private jet charter and flights to Samos
If sunshine, wine and ancient culture are calling, the pretty island of Samos is just the ticket. Emerging from the eastern Aegean, a stone’s throw from the Turkish coast, the once powerful city-state is now home to sleeping fishing villages and pretty coves, friendly tavernas and of course, lashings of the local muscat wine.
Occupying a prime spot on the trade routes of the ancient world, Samos was once renowned as a centre of commerce and culture. Prosperous cities were overlooked by towering temples and the island boasted some of the most advanced infrastructure of the day.
For those in search of a history fix, a visit to the Temple of Hera is a must, while a walk through the kilometre-long Eupalinian aqueduct will take you through the middle of Mount Ambelos. Impressive stuff for the 6th century BCE.
These days, the hustle and bustle has given way to a laid-back tranquillity and artistic charm. From the quaint fishing villages clinging to the coastline to colourful hillside hamlets with breath-taking views, there’s no shortage of exploring to do.
And when you’re ready to seek out some shade, grab a spot on a sun-dappled terrace and while away an afternoon over fresh spinach-filled filo parcels and a glass or two of something delicious. Sweet muscat wine is the main local tipple, with vineyards still covering much of the island.
Beach-lovers can take their pick from quiet pebbly coves to long, sandy stretches, like the sweeping cupid’s bow of Potami Beach. A mile inland along a winding trail are the picturesque Potami Waterfalls – perfect for a paddle after the hike up hill.
Come late afternoon, the island’s waterfront tavernas are the perfect place to sip a sundowner and watch the world go by. Poseidonio with its turquoise, yacht-dotted bay is a pretty spot to settle in and raise a glass to Dionysus and the darkness draws in.
If you are looking for the best place to touchdown for your trip, then simply contact our team to charter a private jet to Samos.