Het-boekje – guidebook(Netherlands)

Recommendation for our work in the Holland guide book

April 10, 2011

Resa Gude – guidebook(Sweden)

Recommendation for our work on the Swedish tourist guide book

July 8, 2011

Secret, secluded coves with a knowledgable guide.

Dimitri met us at the port harbour as we were actually on a cruise and wanted to explore the island in a different way. He drove us to the west part of the island and we went on a fabulous hike through forests, olive trees, fir trees to some wonderful little bays. Throughout our walk we were introduced to an array of Greek herbs, a very informative guide.
The water was amazingly clear and the views stunning, we rewarded ourselves with lovely swims between each hike.
Such a fantastic day out!

(spiderpiggy77, United Kingdom)

August 9, 2013

Samos Outdoors – Fantastic!

My wife and I spent a week visiting family on the island of Samos. Not content with lying lazily on the beach everyday, I spent a day Mountain Biking with Samos Outdoors. It was fantastic! The team at Samos Outdoors are professional, knowledgeable, considerate and accommodating. They customize the day to your interests and abilities. Samos is a beautiful island in the Aegean, and has amazing beaches, mountains, forests, and history. If you are considering a trip to Greece, take the time to visit Samos and book a hike, climb or ride with the team at Samos Outdoors. You will not be disappointed!

(Tony M, USA)

September 26, 2013

Simply amazing!

I love South-west Samos. The area offers countless routes through the countryside, around the coastline as well as on the mountain Kerkis and the forest hills, including caves and rock formations. The region is classified as Natura 2000 European protection area with remarkable vegetation and wildlife.

We climbed mountain Kerkis all the way to the summit (Vigla) with Samos Outdoors team. I had done it before but this time it was a fantastic experience. We had great time with Giorgos & Dimitris who are really professional, very friendly, well organised and they were providing very interesting information about the history, the vegetation and the wildlife throughout the hike.

Many thanks for the amazing hike and I will see you again in the future for more adventures.

(Aristos M, United Kingdom)

October 1, 2013

Excellent time!

My husband and two daughters (age 9 and 7) spent a day with Giorgos and Dimitris hiking and making our way to Potami Falls. It was, by the far, the best day for my husband and I during our week here on Samos. These guys are so knowledgable and friendly and went at a slowed pace for our girls. They gave us the best glimpse into Greek/Samos history and culture. I would highly recommend a day or two with them!

(12Duffy, Sweden)

July 13, 2014

Trips for all(Greece)

Hiking, rappelling and sea kayaking for the promo video production of Samos island

July 21, 2014

Excellent experience

Giorgos and Demetris the key persons who run Samos Outdoors are thoroughly nice people, incredibly Eco aware, professional, and think through the whole trip. You re in safe hands from the first moment, whilst soaking in facts and curios info on the slopes. Samos is blessed with verdant hills, stream paths and a wide array of herbs, fruit trees, stepped vineyards and vegetation that exhilarate. For hiking, cross trainers are essential and if stability is an issue, ski poles may be helpful. We had a wonderful time and would recomend them to anyone.

(Grecophile2011, United Kingdom)

September 29, 2014


We booked the hiking trip from Karlovasi to Potami waterfalls with Samos Outdoor Activities. Our guides met us on time, with Dimitri leading our hike-while Giorgio went up to the rappel site to set up the ropes. Whilst we walked, there was a constant flow of interesting info about historical facts and the local herbs growing wild along the way. The waterfall section was most interesting. Good closed waterproof shoes are advisable here. You are going to get wet-very refreshing in the heat. At the end we had lunch at an interesting restaurant built by Costas himself, high on the edge of the cliff. We had a fabulous day and I would consider it the highlight of my 10 day stay! Highly recommended. Thanks Guys.

(ings_young, Canada)

October 8, 2014

The best day on Samos

We had an amazing time climbing together with Giorgos and John. They were helpful, accommodating and great company for a whole day. They taught us a great deal about climbing, showed us around and told us stories about the island. We climbed for a couple of hours, then ee ate at a great restaurant in the forest and visited a waterfall. It was the best day we had on Samos and the most fun I've had in a long time.

(Sebastian F, Sweden)

May 29, 2015

Where’s the Sixth Star?

We have done a lot of the activities with Samos Outdoors, simply because they're so good. We've done mountain biking, hiking, river trekking and rappelling. But the best of all is descending the Mikro Seitani and Meghalo Seitani gorges. These are experiences you will never forget, hiking and rapelling in beautiful nature, and ending on wonderful beaches, where you can have a refreshing swim at sunset. Giorgos and his team are not just lovely people, but experienced guides, who take safety very seriously. We always felt in very good hands. Seriously, if there were a sixth star on Tripadvisor, I'd give it to these guys without hesitation.

(Tim D, Bulgaria)

June 30, 2015

Scents and colours of Samos

Since I found out that Samos is an island of great hidden beaty I started to look for a local guide to see more of it. I was recommended Giorgos and Yannis as the best people to trust in the mountains. As we were to take kids and teenagers with us, we needed moderate tour with few attractive stops for everyone. We reached beautiful places in the top of the island, saw the sea views from there, visited hidden villages, rested under the oldest trees and had a real Greek lunch in the small local restaurant in Nikoloudes. We have climbed to the little monastir where the path leads through quite difficult rocks (especially for kids). All the way we feld very secure and treated with the greatest attention. Giorgos and Yannis are both professional guides with knowledge of the island secrets and also people of passion and great understanding of the nature. For sure I will be back there one day...

(ESK71, Poland)

August 20, 2015

Mountain biking from Karlovasi

Beautiful small villages and different kind of scenery's, forest, mountain, beach. Different kind of terrains from easy road cycling to hard narrow mountain paths. We had nice little brake in a small village with Ouzo and snacks. Very flexible and friendly service.

(seppo_nurminen, Finland)

October 8, 2015

If you love nature, health, and beauty this is for you!!

Samos Outdoors will customize an adventure that is perfect for whatever your outdoor interest are! George, the owner, took me on a private tour of the island. After learning my interests and limited time, he suggested we visit a few villages, hike to waterfalls, a visit a beach or two. The beaches were lovely and it became clear that George was very popular on the island. He took me to quaint villages that looks like scenes from a movie. I was able to shop (bought Greek wine directly from the family who owned the vineyards) and meet fascinating locals. The hike was brilliant and if only I had more time I would have enjoyed a swim to the huge waterfall at the end of the hike. I would love to go back and have George take me and a group on a nature/hiking retreat. You're in excellent hand with Outdoors Samos!

(Shadee77, USA)

March 10, 2016

This was definitely one of my very favorite memories of Samos

The sunrise-hike is a wonderful way to get to know Samos better. The hike started with the prettiest sky of stars above and the smell from wild spices surrounding us. George is a good storyteller and shared nice details about the history from the island, and from the surrounding. Walking trough the variated nature of the mountain while reality becomes lighter and lighter until the redglowing sun appears above mountain top is healing for both soul and body. This was definitely one of my very favorite memories of Samos.

(Vera W, Germany)

May 12, 2016

A great day trip up to the mountains of Samos!

Giorgos took a group us up to the second highest peak in Samos (Karvounis 1150m) by 4x4 on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Luckily, the weather didn't dampen our enjoyment as we stopped along several beautiful spots along the way whilst he patiently allowed us to stop and take photos!

Whilst driving, he was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and provided several interesting stories along the way, including some fun factoids about local gatherings that occurred near the summit in the name of the Profitias Illias.

After the ascent, we were taken to a charming restaurant in the mountain village of Manolates where we all enjoyed the best Orange Pastry Pie in the universe!

Overall, the experience was friendly, efficient and very much off the beaten track. Highly recommended.

(Grant R, United Kingdom)

May 26, 2016

Jeep Safari to Summit of Ambelos Mountain

A party of 8 of us booked this Jeep Safari with Samos Outdoors and we definitely were not disappointed.

After meeting with Giorgos in Samos Town and agreeing a basic route we were then picked up at our Hotel in Ireon by him and his Cousin David and taken on one of the best days out that I have ever had on Samos Island.

It was well organised and we stopped for Coffee at Vouliotes and Lunch at Platanos (The highest Village on Samos Island).

The views from the Summit of Ambelos Mountain (1015 metres high) were SPECTACULAR and I cannot fault the whole trip.

If you fancy a day of adventure, Samos Outdoors are the people to contact.

(Baz C, United Kingdom)

May 31, 2016

knowledgeable and personable guides

The best day I had during a week on Samos was a guided hike from Giorgos of Samos Outdoors. His depth of knowledge about Samos trails, as well as the flora and fauna, gave me a deep experience of this beautiful, storied island.

Take the time to ask him questions about the human as well as natural world--it's a rare chance for a tourist to interact with a thoughtful local environmentalist. The sort of person one would hope to know if one lived there year-round.

(Elizabeth B, United States)

June 5, 2016

Discover the hidden gems of Samos

If you want to get to know Samos apart from its towns and beautifully organized beaches, you should discover the island via Samos Outdoors led by Giorgios.

It was my first time in Samos and contacted him before the trip to get to know the outdoor activities, he was flexible and guided me with the best of options.

Island trip and the beach hiking trip to Seitani beaches were mesmerizing. Giorgios is a true nature lover providing me the history of the environment, flora and fauna even with fun facts. Thanks to his professionalism and patience, I will remember my trip as fun, full of snapshots of unforgettable moments, full of back up info and with a great touch of Greek hospitality.

Samos Outdoors is the best way to discover the unique beauties of the island with a local supervision.

(Arzu, Turkey)

July 10, 2016

Waterfall tour

Wow what a wonderful day. Patient and with excellent English, Giorgios guided us through the hills with amazing views and then ending up at the amazing waterfalls. We aged from 60 with a dodgy knee to 22 and he coped with our abilities brilliantly !!! Thank you so much! You have given us an unforgettable memory of your beautiful island.

(Soooo2013, United Kingdom)

August 8, 2016

Great hiking with Samos Outdoors

Three hikes with Samos Outdoors in July 2016. Giorgos is a magnificent guide. He's reliable, kind, skillfulin different activities, he knows and greatly respects the nature and he knows very well the culture, the land and the paths of Samos. Hiking in his group was fun and interesting and safe, as he is very adjustable to the customers' different needs. Whatever you're interested in Samos, he is the guy! When I return to Samos I will definitely take part in these hikes again. Needless to say I strongly recommend Samos Outdoors.

(eevalec, Finland)

August 18, 2016

5***** the best experience to discover the beautiful nature of Samos!

Since my first vist to Samos I am in love with this wonderful island but only now, after my first - and be sure not last - hiking tour with Samos Outdoors I really know the true reason.

I booked the hiking tour to the secluded Seitani Beaches with Giorgos. We started after Potami and on our way Giorgos provided us with detailed information about flora and fauna, the unique characteristics of each herb and flower (many thanks also to Aggelina:-) and the history of the island. He is very professional and it is wonderful to see and feel how much he loves his island and how imporant it is to protect our natural beauties and the environment.
Our first stop was at Mikro Seitani (the smaller Seitani beach) where you usually take a first swim but Giorgos proposed to go to a small hidden beach where we had a wonderful view, very nice swimming and as a special highlight we walked through a small sea cave. An absolut fantastic experience! And on top of all these he prepared a delicious greek snack for us at the beach decorated with our collected herbs from the hike. After our relaxed rest we continued the hike to Megalo Seitani. The whole tour was absolutely fantastic.
We had so much fun with our small group and enjoyed every minute.
You are in excellent hands with Samos Outdoors and you feel always very safe and in best company. This is the best way to discover this wonderful island! 5*****
Hopefully see you soon again! Best regards from Germany, Stephanie

(Stephanie, Germany)

June 5, 2017

Samos Holidays

A jeep safari is a must do Giorgios knows parts of the island that I suspect that even some of the locals don't. You can hire a car and explore but you won't see the parts of the island that you will see on the safari.

Giorgio is fantastically knowledgeable and clearly loves the island so has immersed himself in its history .

We felt that the safari was absolutely the highlight of the holiday and gave us a real insight into the island that we wouldn't have got any other way .

Can't recommend the trip highly enough and would urge anyone who wants to be something other than just a casual tourist to book with him and start to get a feel for the island- we will boo
k again and see what other trips and courses he's offering because we know that we will be pleased that we did.

(exjuggie, United Kingdom)

July 17, 2017

Sabah – Newspaper(Turkey)

Waterfalls tour for the journalists from Turkey

July 18, 2017

We can highly recommend Samos Outdoors!

We had two fantastic guided tours with Samos Outdoors this summer - a day tour around Samos and an evening jeep tour in the mountains. The owner Giorgos showed us such beautiful, interesting and charming places on Samos. Giorgos is the nicest person to be with and a really good guide! He is reliable, knowledgeable both on nature, history, culture, society, food etc... and he was very flexible both in planning and during our tours - and then he drives nicely! We are very much looking forward to our next tours with Samos Outdoors in the future and we highly recommend Samos Outdoors.

(Lottemeha, Denmark)

August 5, 2017

“Mountain uphill ! ”

It was an amazing experience for me to join Outdoor Samos team ! We were going up in the highest mountain of Samos, Kerkis. The time walking up it was really interesting and the view up there was wonderful !!! We had a stop in a small church and we ate watermelon!!!
If you are a lover of adventure, nature, interested in outdoor activities, that's for sure the best team that you can join !!!

(Xristina K, Greece)

August 7, 2017

Hiking trip to waterfalls!

It was my first time in Samos and I was not sure what to expect , but I am so glad I found Giorgos with Samos Outdoors! He not only knew the vast history of Samos , but he had such a welcoming and fun personality! Hiking through the mountain was an incredible experience and the waterfall was a perfect close to a memorable day. Thank you Giorgos for a wonderful time!

(bellamcm, USA)

August 23, 2017