“ The birthplace of the famous ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras ”
Pythagorion is a village built on the ancient city of Samos, on the southeastern side of the island. It is located south of Samos town, just 12 km from it, in the most developed touristic area of the island. The name of the settlement was formerly known as Tigani since 1955, when it was renamed to honour the locally born mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, the statue of whom dominates the harbor depicting its famous theorem.
In traditional taverns and cafes popping up everywhere in picturesque squares and narrow streets you can taste and enjoy the local cuisine 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. About 8 km west of Pythagorion you can also visit Ireon of Samos, a very important archaeological site, with sanctuaries dedicated to the ancient goddess Hera.
“ A secret paradise to discover ”
If you are interested in exploring nature and history, the island of Samos is the ideal choice for your holidays. It belongs to the North East Aegean Islands complex, located at a very close distance to the Turkish shore. You will have the chance to meet several of beautiful places, starting from the capital of Samos, Vathy and other picturesque and traditional villages, such as Manolates, Vourliotes and Platanos, well known for the production of wine, Pythagorion and Kokkari, the most visited touristic areas and many others.
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.
Discover the complex of green landscapes with the stunning beaches and turquoise waters as well as the sensational monuments. Taste and enjoy the islands’ delicacies and the famous local Muscat wine produced in Samos since the ancient times.
If you love to walk, this is the ideal place, as there are many paths that lead to very beautiful places. Samos is an island that offers a wide variety of outdoor activities as with its dense forests filled by indigenous plants and herbs and with its special fauna, is one of the most suitable islands for hiking in special organized paths.