If anything Samothraki is an island where there is plenty of running and gurgling water. The liquid element of the surface occupies about 3% of the total area of the island. During the winter the waters flow rapidly and wildly, while in the summer they flow calmly and mildly.
It is no coincidence that the most famous destination for every visitor is the so-called Vathres which are natural pools in the rocks, formed by the waterfalls. You can reach some of them easily and some others require time and effort, but the result is dazzling.
Along the coast of the island many coastal wetlands are formed and constitute seasonal stations of migratory birds such as Coconia ciconia storks, Ardea cinerea herons, Himantopus himantopus black-winged stilts, Haematopus ostralegus oystercatchers and many other species. During the winter wetlands host several kinds of ducks (afropapies, voutopapies, and moorhens), Cygnus olor swans and Eurasian coots.
A distinctive wetland is Vdelolimni of Fonias which is largely covered by an Alnus glutinosa forest that you rarely find it in the Aegean islands. Agios Andreas is another interesting natural lake in the island near Kamariotissa where you can observe different species of birds.