Ireon is the place which was, long before people, inhabited by the Olympian Gods. The village is situated at the south-eastern coast of Samos island. It lies at the mouth of the river Imvrasos, where according to our tradition the grand Goddess Hera was born. (Pausanias VII 4.4) Beyond its long lasting history, its substructure and its modern amenities the village still remains pittoresque and hospitable.
Ireon is surrounded with a forest of olive groves and the
finest wine-yards from where the famous worldwide and prize-winning
wine of Samos originates. The village offers a nice choice of
restaurants that serve tasty national as well as international cuisine.
Enjoy your drink, listen to the music (Greek and International) and
look at the numerous stars above you in one of the bars; it makes the
end of your day unforgettable.
Ireon is famous not only for its magnificent temple (
century B.C.) but also for the beautiful nature in the near
surroundings. Just outside the village you can enjoy a 7 kms walk
along the beach (one of the longest beaches of Greece) or you can have
a walk in the hills with a beautiful view over sea.
Next year (2015) the Ireon Nautic museum will open its
The new museum gives a nice overview of the maritime history of Ireon