Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea has secured a spot among the 15 most enchanting islands of Greece for 2024, as revealed by the esteemed professional association of Germany, ADAC, boasting a membership in the millions.

Local products, interesting museums, exciting alternative activities, historic monasteries, and the picturesque villages create a true sanctuary for nature lovers, hikers, and water sports enthusiasts, according to a German website.

“Samos asserts its position on the global tourism stage,” declares Paris Papageorgiou, Mayor of Eastern Samos, emphasizing the destination’s rich historical, cultural, gastronomic, and thematic tourism offerings. With its incomparable natural beauty, Samos is presented as an ideal locale for immersive experiences and lasting memories.

Simultaneously, Samos finds itself among Europe’s top 12 standout destinations set to define this summer, as per travel blog Solosophie. Highlighting its historical significance as the birthplace of Pythagoras, the island is hailed as a gem of the Aegean, offering lush landscapes embraced by pristine turquoise waters—a haven for travelers seeking unparalleled beauty and historical resonance.

Apart from Greece, the list features regions from France, Italy, Great Britain, Romania, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.