Samos (Greek:Σάμος, before 1958: Λιμήν Βαθέος - Limin Vatheos) is a port town on the island of Samos in Greece. It is also known as Kato Vathy (Κάτω Βαθύ), referring to its location below Vathy. In 2011 it had a population of 6,251.
The Town of Samos was built in the middle of 18th century as the port of Vathy. At first there were only depots for the necessities of the trade. Samos town was initially named Kato Vathy (meaning low Vathy) or Limenas Vatheos (meaning port of Vathy). Current name (Samos town) was given it in 1958. During 19th became the administration centre of the island. At that time, its population increased. After the union of Samos with Greece, Samos town remained the administration centre of the island, as well as it became the capital of the Samos Prefecture and the seat of the local municipality.
Samos town is on the coast, very close to Vathy. Its houses are built to amphitheatrically formation, around the bay. In front of the settlement is the port of Samos with wharf of more than 150 meters length. Notable buildings in Samos are the old churches of Agios Nikolaos and Agios Spiridon, the town hall and the two statues (the statue of Themistocles Sofoulis on the coastal road and the big lion statue on the central square).
For years, smuggling gangs avoided the short crossing from Turkey to eastern Aegean islands such as Lesvos and Samos due to stronger Greek marine patrols, preferring the longer route round southern Greece to Italy... The coast guard said 76 people were taken off crippled boats in three separate cases off Samos Thursday ... [AP] .
Insight by Red Hat ... For years, smuggling gangs avoided the short crossing from Turkey to eastern Aegean islands such as Lesbos and Samos due to stronger Greek marine patrols, preferring the longer route round southern Greece to Italy ... The coast guard said 76 people were taken off crippled boats in three separate cases off Samos Thursday ... Read more ... —-.
Melo Hamelin and JesseSamo helped the Bulldogs build a solid lead at halftime and didn’t et it go away, picking up a 53-43 win over the Mariners. Hamelin and Samo combined for 10 points as Westerly turned its two-point first-quarter lead into a seven point halftime edge.
Alexandros Angelopoulos (left) with refugees at one of charging units on Samos. Picture. R Leask/University of Edinburgh/PA ... Angelopoulos met refugees when he was working for a marine conservation charity on the Greek island of Samos two years ago as the first refugee boats began to arrive ... Each unit costs £850 to produce ... .
Edinburgh // It was on the Greek island of Samos in mid-2015 that Alexandros Angelopoulos first saw the need to help refugees communicate. The young, Scotland-based student was volunteering with a marine-focused non-governmental organisation in the Eastern Aegean when Samos suddenly witnessed an influx of unexpected arrivals.
DOHA. Nakilat-Keppel OffshoreMarine has signed a fleet agreement with Samos Steamship Company during the recent Posidonia exhibition held in Athens. The Greek shipping company is an existing client of N-KOM, with several repairs undertaken for their fleet of tankers to date ... .
Two migrants were found dead and 11 rescued late on Thursday after the boat they were sailing in from Turkey sank off Samos in the eastern Aegea ... Merchant MarineMinister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis expressed “deep ... The dinghy sank some 10 nautical miles off Samos at around lunchtime.
At least two people have drowned and about 20 are missing after a boat carrying immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally sank off the holiday island of Samos, authorities say. A Merchant MarineMinistry statement said 13 people had been rescued and a flotilla of small vessels assisted by two helicopters was combing the area for survivors.