Mesogio (Samos). Mesogio is a mountain village centrally located on the Greek island of Samos. The village lies on the southern slopes of Mount Karvounis, 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) northwest of the town of Pythagorion. The drive from Pythagorion takes about 30 minutes.
A visit to Mesogio is worthwhile because of the beautiful nature. The village is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, fruit trees, pine forests. It is located about 550 meters (1,804 feet) above sea level. The village itself is also very beautiful. There are lovely whitewashed cottages, quaint narrow alleys, all kinds of springs and a church with a beautiful bell tower.
The village has a snack bar and a taverna, next to the taverna is the ethnological museum. From Mesogio there are mountain paths. One kilometer (less than a mile) from the Mesogio, is a village called Pandrosso, which is also worth to visit. Pandrosso is very popular among hikers because you can walk from here to the top of the mountain Karvounis (Profitis Ilias) and then to the north, to the villages of Manolates and Vourliotes. There are signs indicating the trail.
Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer