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Psili Ammos Samos travel guide

The beautiful beach at Psili Ammos is about 9km from Samos Town on the south-east coast. The name Psili Ammos means 'fine sand' in Greek and that is just what you get.

This Psili Ammos is near to Pythagorion so don't mistake it for a beach of the same name to the west of Samos just beyond Votsolakia.

The beach has deep sands and natural shade from clusters of tamarisk with rows of sunbeds laid out along the western end.

Psili Ammos is very popular and the west end can get crowded in the high summer while the eastern end, with no sunbeds, and is far less crowded while the sand is just fine.

The west end has a a concrete jetty backed by tavernas that not only have fine views over the beach but also serve very good food.

A few scattered rocks and an offshore islet add interest while there are good views across the Mykali Straits to Turkey.

The very shallow water makes Psili Ammos a good spot for families with children and although there are no organised watersports here the beach does attract kitesurfers.

The nearby salt pans also attracts migrant flamingos each year in December, to the delight of winter visitors.

Road access is good and there is good parking in the village. There are boats from Pythagorio and a summer bus service from Samos Town. Nearby are beaches at Mourtia and Mykali and also at Posidonio and Klima.