Aghios Constantinos Village – Samos Island

In January 2004, a meteorological phenomenon took place over the east Aegean Sea. This resulted in a very strong blow of northern winds which reached 12 BF that affected the northern coastline of Samos Island, where Aghios Konstantinos village is located. During this phenomenon, major damage was caused, especially in existing armoring along the coastline which was placed to protect the respective road and properties from north sector waves. The damage was repaired shortly after the disaster, but the new repairing works were not effective in dealing with wave overtopping. This ended up in exposing the adjacent residences and the road to large quantities of sea water.

Taking the above into consideration, the Prefecture of Samos contracted in 2004 a consortium of consultants leaded by the engineer Albert Paul Yamin, the re-design of the armoring works of the village coastal area, so as to insure its protection and, at the same time, its aesthetically upgrade.

Project facts:

• Construction cost: 7,290,000€
• Provision of two (2) detached breakwaters, west and east, with quarry rocks, in parallel with the coastline, 395m length and 250m length respectively
• Armoring of the coastline with quarry rocks for 635 meters length, in the “shadow” of the detached breakwaters
• Reinforcement with quarry rocks of existing groin at the east side of the village as well as the edge of windward mole of existing fishing harbour