According to the legend, Dionysus, the God of wine fertility, was chasing the Amazons for years, but the Amazons despised him and always managed to escape.
One day, during the chase, they fled to Samos.
Desperately, Dionysus sought the help of the island's inhabitants and together they managed to kill them.
In return for their assistance, Dionysus taught the Samians the cultivation of grapevines,gave them the vine that makes the famous fragrant wine and taught them all the secrets on how to prepare it. Today, the Samian Wine is world famous.
However, Dionysus ordered the Samians to drink only a small quantity of the wine, just to come in high spirits and no more.
The place where Dionysus killed the Amazons received the name "Panaimo" from the large quantity of the blood that was spilled there.