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Votsalakia in Samos
Votsalakia is a quiet holiday resort with an approximately 2 kilometres long pebble-and-sand beach. The beach is nice and child friendly. The road to Drakei passes through the village, the beach lies on one side of the road and on the other side lies small hotels and pensions, tavernas, cafes, mini markets, souvenir shops and everything else that belongs to a package resort.
Votsalakia is located at the arrow, at the foot of Mount Kerkis, which is Samos highest mountain.
The village lies at the foot of the mighty Mount Kerkis, and the surroundings are very beautiful. The only drawback of staying here is that the village is a little out of the way.
As said, Votsalakia is a package resort. For some years ago I thought that the package tourism would decrease, but it has turned out that Votsalakia is gaining popularity. Today, many tourists are returning here year after year.
The long beach in Votsalakia.
The village is located about 35 kilometres west of Pythagorion. But Votsalakia is perfect if you like peace and quite. A big advantage of Votsalakia is that there are plenty of excursions to do in the area, and if you get tired of the beach in Votsalakia, it's close to the beaches of Psili Amos 2 and Limnionas.
The road through Votsalakia leads to Drakei.
Psili Amos 2, shortly after Votsalakia, is a very nice and very long sandy beach. Before arriving to the beach, there is a sign pointing to Pythagoras cave. You can drive a short distance, but to reach the cave you have to walk about 300 metres. According to the legend, Pythagoras hid here from the tyrant Polykrates.
Accommodation in Votsalakia
There is of course package hotels in Votsalakia, but if you are travelling independently it will be no problem finding accommodation. Below you will find two great hotels that you book via booking.com. Note that Votsalakia is called Marathokampos on Booking.com.
The beach in Votsalakia.