Samos After the War

The sufferings of the war forced many people to seek a better future in the big cities and abroad, especially in Australia and in the United States, where a great number of Greek communities already existed. In fact, after the civil war, emigration was the major feature of the Samian society. The refugees were also attracted to other countries, countries from Africa, South America,Canada, New Zealand, as well as European countries like Belgium and Germany. After the 1950s the reconstruction of Samos began, while its tourisum development really commenced after the 1970s. Tourisum is now one of the most important activities of the areas near the sea and has influenced many aspects of the people’s lives.

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