Ormos Marathokampos in Samos
Ormos Marathokampos is located just before the popular tourist resort of Votsalakia in southwestern Samos. It is between 1-2 kilometres between the villages, depending on where you start off from in Votsalakia. About 4 kilometres above the small fishing village lies the village of Marathokampos, which I can warmly recommend you to pay a visit. The coastal village of Ormos Marathokampos is the port village of Marathokampos. (Ormos means bay or sheltered bay in Greek.) Most people only say Ormos, and I do so below.
The village of Marathokampos located above Ormos Marathokampos.
I can warmly recommend visiting the village of Marathokampos.
Ormos Marathokampos located below Marathokampos.
Ormos is a small village with nice tavernas along a cosy pedestrianized quay. The beach with quite large pebbles does not belong to Samos' best beaches, but it is perfectly okay. The beach in Votsalakia is much better and it is reachable within a short walking distance. Votsalakia is located behind the top houses in the picture below.
The port of Ormos. Votsalakia is located behind the houses on the left.
The beach in Ormos in one direction.
The beach in Ormos in the other direction.
In the port are colourful fishing boats and sailboats that have Ormos as their night port.
Part of the pedestrianized quay in Ormos.
The port promenade is lined with tavernas and restaurants.
Personally, I think Ormos is a cosier village than Votsalakia. However, as I said, the beach is much better in Votsalakia. Ormos is located about 35 kilometres west of Pythagorion. There are many pleasant excursions to do in the immediate area, such as to the beaches of Psili Amos 2 and Limnionas, to the village of Drakei, to the Taverna at the End of the World, and of course to Votsalakia.
More tavernas and restaurants can be found after the port.
Tavernas above the parking lot in Ormos.
Husband day care center in Ormos Marathokampos.
ACCOMMODATION IN ORMOS MARATHOKAMPOS
The village offers a small range of accommodation, but there are several hotels that look nice. I could very well imagine living at Kerkis Bay, which is located in the middle of the harbor promenade. If you do not find accommodation in Ormos, you can book a hotel in Votsalakia instead.
WHAT YOU MUST NOT MISS WHEN WHEN YOU ARE IN ORMOS MARATHOKAMPOS