The Greek is one of Celtic's longest-serving players, having joined in January 2008 initially on loan from Manchester City, and insists he feels at home in Glasgow. His contract expires in the summer but the 28 year-old feels there will be "a solution" prior to then that would mean him extend his time at Parkhead. "I am fully committed to Celtic," said the Greek. "I've had six years here and they have given me this. I feel important and well within myself with the club, the city and the fans.
"I am almost 13 years away from my home country and, trust me, it is not easy to be away from family and friends for so long. But even in the tough periods, I feel Celtic Park and the club is my home. Both of the sides want me to stay and, in the end, there will be a solution."
Samaras would likely not be short of suitors were he to elect to pursue a new challenge but he revealed the idea of joining a mid-table Barclays Premier League club does not fill him with any great enthusiasm. He has won three Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup and is motivated by the prospect of adding further silverware to his collection, rather than signing for an English club to earn a wheelbarrow full of cash.
"I always wonder what memories I will have when I retire," he said. "All those sacrifices I have made and am making, all the running around, everything - at the end of your career, what will you remember? My opinion is if you play at a Premier League club finishing 11th or 12th the only thing you will remember is the money. I don't care about money.
"Now I'm here and even if I don't play in the top level next season, or if I leave, or I go to a club that's not like Celtic, I'll leave with six years at Celtic and I will see my medals. That's the most important thing for me. I will see them on my wall. I will be able to remember something good."
The influence of Neil Lennon has also been significant in Samaras' state of contentment. The manager has at times found the Greek a frustrating figure - once joking at that he was the sort of player who would get him the sack - but the longer the pair have worked together, the better the forward has played. "When you have a manager in his fourth season he knows you really well," Samaras added. "He knows the way I play, he knows my character inside and outside of football, and when you feel that trust and that bond you don't want to lose it.
"From day one, he knew my character and my strengths in a game. The big problem I had at the start was consistency. He helped me so that week in, week out I was playing well. I found a balance in my game. When there is full understanding between a player and a manager that makes it easier for everyone."