Chora of Samothraki -Thrace

Samothraki “Chora” (capital town of the island) was built at the northwestern slopes of Mount Saos, 300m above sea level, offering amazing panoramic view towards the Aegean Sea. The town is estimated to have been found during the 10th century. The entire town is considered since 1978 a traditional area due to its closely built two-story houses, unique token of the local architecture. The cobblestone streets of Samothraki resemble more a village in mountainous areas of continental Greece, and not a town on a Greek island. Memorable sites to visit are the Gatelouso Tower, the Assumption of Virgin Mary Church and the Samothraki Folklore Museum. You may purchase traditional products at the numerous Chora shops, taste the lamb on a spit at one of the many taverns, visit an old school cafe with rebetiko songs, and drink the local tsipouro best enjoyed with small plate delicacies (“meze”).