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Marathokambos is on the southeastern side of Samos, built on the foot of mountain Fterias, 400 meters above the sea-level. The amphitheatrically-built settlement gives a beautiful panoramic view of the sea. When the weather is fine you can see Patmos, Agathonisi and Samiopoula.
The first settlers built their houses around a spring, in the shadow of the banks' trees. This was a safe location against the pirate invasions. The inhabitants are in the line of agriculture, woodcutting and shipping. Thanks to its port, Marathokambos was developed into a shipping centre trading with Asia Minor, North Africa and Cyprus. New ideas were brought to the island by the relationship with foreign cultures. As a result, the revolution against the Turks started in Marathokambos.
The variety in architecture proves the arrival of technicians of different origin. There are samples of architecture from Peloponnesus and Epirus as well as neoclassic buildings and large churches.
The village is gradually transformed, losing its traditional look as old mansions are being demolished and modern houses take their place. Aside from that the visitor can still find traditional coffee-shops and picturesque fountains and chapels. The central spring of the settlement flows under the plane-trees in the central square called Louga.
One of the preserved customs of Marathokambos is this of the 'Ovides'. The visitor is stunned by the real gunfire blown on the hills, celebrating Jesus' Resurrection.
Marathokambos is approximately 50 minutes from Samos Airport - 42km (26 miles).