Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun. According to the ancient Greek mythology, goddess Hera was also born in Samos. It belongs to the North East Aegean Islands complex, located at a very close distance to the Turkish shore.
If you are interested in exploring nature and history, the island of Samos is the ideal choice for your holidays. You will have the chance to meet several of beautiful places, starting from the capital of Samos, Vathi and other picturesque and traditional villages, such as Manolates, Vourliotes, well known for the production of wine, Pythagorion and Kokkari, the most visited touristic areas and many others.
Discover the complex of green landscapes with the stunning beaches with the clear and turquoise waters and the sensational monuments. Taste the islands’ delicacies and enjoy the famous local wine produced in Samos since the ancient times.
If you love to walk, this is the ideal place, as there are many paths for the lovers of the genre. Samos is an island that offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The dense forests, the distant picturesque villages, with the indigenous plants and herbs and with the special fauna, make it one of the most suitable hiking destinations.
Pythagorion is a village of Samos, built on the southeastern side of the island. It is located south of Samos town, just 12 Kilometers from it, in the most developed touristic area of the island. It has a very good tourist infrastructure and offers many alternatives for accommodation, both within the city and in short distance of the region.
In traditional taverns and cafes popping up everywhere in picturesque squares and narrow streets you can taste and enjoy the local cuisine and it’s delicacies with the accompaniment of fine delicacies that remind the visitor the proximity of the island to Asia Minor. Of course the fun and entertainment are assured here, especially for young people who will find many places with modern and traditional music. The market of town offers all the products and services that the visitor needs.
The existence of remarkable museums, the organization of many exhibitions (Painting, Photography etc.), mainly in summer, as well as international conferences, international radiation lectures (Philosophy, Sciences, Arts, New Technologies, Archeology etc.) and the organization of Festivals (Theater, Music etc.) are a magnet for thousands of visitors throughout the year.
It is worth noting that near Pythagorion are the most remarkable sights of the island, such as the Tunnel of Eupalinos, the monastery of Panagia Spiliani, the castle of Lykourgos Logothetis and the Archaeological Museum.