Photographer's Note

Vourliotes is one of the first villages of the island of Samos and it has been built at the end of 16th or beginning of the 17th century. It is located on an altitude of approximately 300meters above sea-level 5km far of the road that connects Samos Town with Karlovasi. It owes its name to the origin of the first settlers who came from the village of Vourla (the ancient city of Klazomenes), in Asia Minor. The village is situated within an area of luxuriant green with a thick wood of pines, numerous vineyards and abundant current water. The village, one of the most beautiful and scenic settlements of the island, has narrow streets and very nice old traditional houses, many of which have been recently restored. Today, Vourliotes count some 500 permanent residents living on agriculture, mainly the viniculture, and on tourism.

Vourliotes est un des premiers villages de lle de Samos, construit la fin du 16e ou au dbut du 17e sicle. Il est situ une altitude denviron 300 mtres au-dessus du niveau de la mer, 5 km de la route qui relie la ville de Samos Karlovasi. Il tire son nom de lorigine de ses premiers habitants qui venaient du village de Vourla (lancienne ville de Klazomenes), en Asie mineure. Le village est situ dans une rgion luxuriante avec une dense fort de pin, de nombreux vignobles et des sources. Le village, un des plus pittoresques de lle, est fait dtroites ruelles et danciennes maisons traditionnelles, dont de nombreuses ont t rcemment restaures. Aujourdhui, Vourliotes compte quelques 500 habitants en permanence, qui vivent de lagriculture, surtout de la viniculture, et du tourisme.

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Additional Photos by Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 18 N: 1132] (4864)
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