Hotel Location                          

  Villa Anna Studios  are located on the southeast coast line of the island of Samos. The hotel is only a 5 minute taxi drive  from/to the airport and another couple of minutes drive from/to the main port (Pythagorio). It’s also just 600 meters from the lovely sandy/pebbly Potokaki beach which has been awarded with a blue flag. Pythagorio is a resort town about 1 km from the airport. During the tourist season, it is a busing port, shipping tourists in and out and the main income is tourism. This drops off during the off-season. However, as a resort it is quite pleasant since it is not as built up as resorts on most other islands. The town is relatively small with tight streets so the tourist shops are forced onto the main, one-way street. Most of the hotels are small, more like pensions that are no more than three floors high.The town, named after the mathematician Pythagoras; A famous greek mathematician who found a way to calculate the hypotenuse of a triangle. Modern Pythagorio is built close a set of Archaic ruins and the Eupalino Aqueduct, which are definetly worth a visit.


  The villages in Samos are mostly situated on the two main mountains, Karvounis and Kerkis. These typical Greek villages are the heart of agricultural economy, producing wine and olive oil. Because of the fertile agricultural fields among those mountains, an important number of Samos inhabitants lived in the interior of the island. These villages enabled easy access to crops and fields. Small, mostly two storied houses were attached wall to wall to each other, and were built in clusters.  The streets between the houses were narrow, giving access to horse and donkey only. The main buildings were the church and the school. There were a few squares surrounded by wells, houses, shops and coffee houses, depending on the capacity of the village.  Today, although much has changed, the villages of Samos still carry their characteristics. The tourism has developed and technology has improved, but you can still live the atmosphere of the typical Greek village with little handmade curtains at the windows, narrow streets with small coffee shops and taverns and geraniums all over the villages with all the variations of pink and red. 
The access to villages are available by your rental car as the roads are curved but in good condition. Some might choose to walk as well; the paths are mostly full of high trees and several kinds of green that enables you to experience the natural flora of the island. Remember, you would never see the real Greece unless you visit a village.