Samos and orchids


Samos island is the only place in Greece, where orchid is cultivated, due not only to its soil and climate characteristics, but also to the fact that there were specialists to spend time and effort on this. Therefore the island became the core of orchid’s cultivation and its name is connected to it, being an exclusive reference point.

Nowadays, greenhouse units of great capacity are situated in various areas of the island, which are chosen based on their macroclimate and commercial position. Such a unit is the one established be brothers Manolis and Nikos Garoufalis, in the midway of the road, connecting the island’s capital to the most touristic village, called Pithagorio. Its distance from the airport as well as the port is about 8 km.