On the east side of Samos, you will find the oldest city of the island, the famous Pythagorion. Formerly known as Tigani (Pan), took its current name in honor of the great ancient mathematician Pythagoras. It is a beautiful touristic resort and attracts many visitors. Its port, which is the oldest in the Mediterranean Sea, dates back to the 6th century BC!

Pythagorion is built over the ancient city of Samos, so there have been found many archaeological findings. Many of them are permanently exhibited in the Archaeological Collection of Pythagorion, which is installed in the basement of the City Hall. An important landmark of this village, is the Folklore Museum of Samos, which demonstrates the lifestyle and occupations of the Samians, years before the Second World War.

Take a tour through the narrow streets of the village, among the small squares and the beautiful neoclassical buildings. At the harbor you will find the famous statue of Pythagoras alongside numerous boats and yachts. On the edge of the village, stands the Castle of Logothetis, next to the enchanting Cathedral temple of Metamorphosis.

A few kilometers outside Pythagorion, you will find the most important archaeological sites of the island. Ireon (Hereon), with its famous ancient temple dedicated to goddess Hera, is protected by UNESCO for being a World Heritage Monument,  Eupalinos Tunnel, the ancient theater and the archaeological site of the Roman baths , are only a few of the most remarkable sights of Samos.

Moreover, near Pythagorion, you can find the monastery of Panagia Spiliani (Virgin Mary of the caves), which is built inside a cave at an altitude of 120 meters. It is also worth visiting the imposing Tower of Sarakinis, which is only eight kilometers away from the village and is one of the oldest on the island. For the lovers of nature and nature observation, we would suggest  that you get a little farther from the village and get a taste of the rich birdlife of the island, that finds refuge in lagoon of Aliki, in Glyfades lakes and in the swamps of Mesokampos.

Last but not least, you can enjoy your swimming at the nearby cosmopolitan beaches of Potokaki and Hereon, or maybe drive a little farther and reach the deserted beaches of Sykia and Tsopela, which are among imposing cliffs and both have crystal clear waters. At this point, it should be noted, that from Pythagorion start the routes of several boats that can take you to the prostine beaches of Samiopoula.


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