Marathokampos is one of the biggest villages of Samos and the county
seat of Marathokampos Municipality.
The village is spread amphitheatrically at the slope of Mount Fterias
(a mount that belongs to the Kerkis
complex) and has a panoramic view towards south to the wide Aegean Sea and the
holy island of Patmos.
Marathokampos is an authentic traditional village with paved streets,
stone springs, beautiful churches, big squares and stone built houses, based on
the local architecture, which is unchanged through the last centuries. In Marathokampos
is still saved the house of Kapetan Stamatis Georgiadis, a Samian hero, and the
Elementary School, a building made by carved stones.
The name Marathokampos origins from the Pre Hellenic word Maratho,
which means "coastal sandy area".
The habitants deal with agriculture, fishing, tourism, while many
of them are sailors who travel all over the world. Marathokampos is also famous
for the supreme olive oil, which is produced here and the high quality soap made
from virgin olive oil.