Level: Good, Specialist
One of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in Samos is Kedros (Greek Kedros = Cedar). Samos is generally gifted with a wonderful landscape of vast vegetation with tall pine trees and fresh air.
The beach is located 7 km north west of Vathi, the capital of Samos. The beach is mostly unorganized, thus quite isolate and calm. It is very likely to come across other kite surfers or windsurfers roaming the sea.
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Frontal Winds
Best Direction: NW
Main Direction: N, WNW, NW, NNW
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft)
Main Wind Direction:
Blowing at: Afternoon
With Meltemi there are mostly 18 to 22 knots in the afternoon. Without Meltemi, there is a thermal wind from 14 to 18 knots in the afternoon.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Seabed: Pebbles, Sand
Downwind there is a sharp rock at the edge of the water and with strong winds the shore break gets tricky, so Kedros Beach is definitively not a beginners spot.
Blue, cold crystal water that remain clean throughout the whole summer. The white pebbles are dragged through the depths of the sea, but there is sand after some meters.
Bathers Period: June, July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention: Rocks, Power lines
The small beach (400 m length, 12 m average width) is made by big pebbles. It is shared with sun seekers and swimmers, so don't do tricks in front of the beach.
Access to Kedros: Kedros is situated between Vathy and the village of Kokkari and it can be reached by a dirt road. It is easily reachable by all means of transport.
Access to Samos:
Arrival by Airplane: The airport of Samos Island is located 3 km from Pythagorion, on the southern side of the island. It serves domestic flights to Athens and Thessaloniki all year round. The flight time from Athens and Thessaloniki to Samos is 45 minuts. In summer, it also serves charter flights from abroad and there is air connection with other Greek islands, such as Kos, Rhodes, Chios, Lesvos and Crete.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: Samos is connected by boat and high speed boat with the port of Piraeus, the largest port of Athens. The conventional boat trip lasts about 12 hours (the boat stops at various islands in between). The high speed boat trip lasts 6 to 8 hours. Moreover, Samos is connected by boat to Kavala, Northern Greece, and many Aegean islands: Chios, Lesvos, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Ikaria, Fourni, Patmos, Kos, Leros, and Kalymnos. It is also connected by boat to Kousandasi in Turkey. Samos has two main ports, Vathy and Karlovassi, while in summer another port, Pythagorion, also operates.
Bus: Samos is a big island with a quite well organized network of public transportation means. There are buses that connect Vathy and Karlovasi to most of the beaches and to the biggest island’s villages. There are also monthly bus cards available with a discount of 30%, whereas the local buses’ company organizes special tours upon request.
Taxi: Taxis are available at multiple spots on the island.
Boat: Samos has some amazing isolated beaches, especially on the western coast of the island, which are accessible only by boat. Boats trip services are available at Karlovasi.