Platanos - Ydroussa - Kontakeika

10.3 km
3h 30'
433 m
Connected to route 16A, 16B, 17

A full-day hike from the charming village of Platanos in the mountainous inland region of west Samos, to the village of Kontakeika close to the northern shore, crossing through a dense pine forest on the western slopes of Mt. Karvounis and amidst the vineyards stretching out around the villages. The longest stretch is walked on forest roads, but the scenery is enchanting, and you’ll revel every inch of it. The first leg of the route, length 2km, is a wonderful trail which traverses impressive vineyards and one of the most beautiful forests of Samos.