The Best Hotels in Samos, Greece, for Every Traveller

Samos is renowned for its azure-water beaches, beautiful landscape and picturesque villages
Samos is renowned for its azure-water beaches, beautiful landscape and picturesque villages | Courtesy of Virginia Hotel / Expedia
Mandi Keighran

Samos is one of the most popular Greek islands, renowned for its pristine beaches and beautiful landscape. There’s plenty to explore in the island’s lively capital, but also plenty of picturesque seaside villages. With daily ferries running from Kuşadasi in Turkey, it’s ideal for a quick getaway. Discover our pick of the best hotels in Samos, from self-catering apartments to luxurious spa resorts – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Armonia Bay Hotel

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The outdoor pool area and sun deck at Armonia Bay Hotel has deckchairs, umbrellas and stunning views
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This family-run boutique hotel, perched above Tsamadou Beach with views over the bay to the fishing village of Kokkari, is ideal for those in search of relaxed resort vibes. The architect-designed building complements the surrounding landscape, with sun terraces and an infinity pool filled with crystal-clear artesian spring water from the nearby Mana springs – and the beach is just a five-minute walk. The breakfast buffet is served on the terrace, which is surrounded by olive trees, and includes homemade cakes, fresh fruit, eggs and Greek yoghurt.

2. Scorpios Hotel and Suites

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Double room at Scorpios Hotel and Suites features modern decor and unique art
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Indulge your creative side at this three-star hotel in the bay of Samos, which boasts an on-site art gallery. Delta Art Gallery not only organises exhibitions showcasing work by local artists, but it also arranges workshops in which guests can take part. There are 10 suites and four apartments with sea views, but the highlight is breakfast, which is served amidst the orange trees and bougainvillea around the pool. The Greek recipes, made with local ingredients, are typically Samian and have been handed down through generations – think “halvas of grandma Evdokia”, paspala meat, rolls stuffed with cheese and honey, pumpkin cakes, walnut pies and chickpea dumplings.

3. Hotel Anthousa

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The modern dining and bar area at the Anthousa Hotel features white and wooden decor
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Looking for an affordable and convenient hotel by the beach on Samos? This cosy hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Vathi Town, and an easy walk to the white sand and blue water of Gagou Beach. It’s also just steps from the highly-rated Lodgers coffee and cocktail bar and the Steps restaurant. The simple air-conditioned rooms have wifi and balconies with seating – and some offer views over the Aegean Sea and Samos Harbour. The owners can also organise car and bike rental for guests who want to explore the island.

4. Meltemia Studios Samos

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Outdoor pool area at Meltemia Studios Samos has deck chairs, umbrellas and lots of plants
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Just 200 metres (655ft) from the golden sands of Kampos Beach, amidst an olive grove, you’ll find Meltemia Studios Samos, a collection of seven two-room apartments that can accommodate two to four guests. The master bedrooms feature a comfortable double bed, and the generous living areas are equipped with sofa beds, as well as a kitchenette with cooking facilities and fridge. Relax on the private balcony or get out and explore the island – the friendly staff are more than happy to help organise tours and activities, including hiking, windsurfing and horse riding.

5. Samos Loft

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This holiday apartment, near Gagou Beach, mixes Greek island holiday vibes with an industrial-chic edge – think artfully exposed light bulbs, sleek grey kitchen cabinetry, and brick walls contrasted with crisp white linens and woven pendant lamps. There are two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a sun terrace and a pretty garden with barbecue facilities for entertaining outside. The owners can also assist you with car and bicycle rental, making exploring Samos a breeze.

6. Ledra Samos Hotel

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A walkway to Ledra Samos Hotel goes past a garden terrace and trees
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Soak in the beautiful sea and mountain views from the private terraces at this affordable hotel in the Kampos Marathokampos, on the southwest coast of Samos. There are 21 contemporary studios, maisonettes and apartments, all of which have kitchenettes and air conditioning. The pool is surrounded by sun loungers, and there’s a pool bar serving cocktails, coffee, soft drinks and simple snacks like toasted sandwiches throughout the day. Each week, the family-friendly hotel puts on a barbecue so that the owners and guests can get to know each other.

7. Samos City Hotel

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Outdoor pool area at Samos City Hotel features deck chairs, umbrellas and mountain views
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Searching for budget accommodation on Samos? Stay in the centre of the action at the Samos City Hotel, in the heart of the lively capital Vathi. The rooms and suites all feature balconies, most with ocean views, and the suites boast jacuzzis. For light bites, coffee and cocktails, head to the Lodgers snack bar on the ground floor, which is popular with both locals and guests. Alternatively, head to the rooftop pool and bar-restaurant for a meal and drinks with a view over the harbour.

8. Virginia Hotel

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A lounge area at Virginia Hotel features peach furniture and unique art
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This newly renovated three-star hotel offers affordable twin and double rooms with en-suites in the heart of Samos Town. There are also studios with kitchenettes for guests looking to self-cater, and families can book rooms with interconnecting doors. There’s a rooftop pool terrace, and a pretty garden courtyard – which is home to a family of friendly tortoises – where breakfast and coffee is served, as well as a comfortable lounge area in the reception. You might be lucky enough to be entertained by local musicians if you choose to dine in the on-site restaurant.

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