Pithagorio, Greece

Pithagorio (Pythagoreon) is the third largest village on the Greek island of Samos, in the East Aegean. It is a charming seaside resort built on the site of an ancient village and harbor. It is also a convenient base for touring the southern half of Samos and exploring the nearby historic sites.

In Pithagorio there is a small archaeological museum, as well as some interesting churches. There is also a Venetian citadel and the monastery of Panagia Spiliani (The Virgin Mary of the Cave). Ancient ruins of the old town can be seen here, as well as the water tunnel/pipe of Eupalinus from the 6th century BC. You can also visit the ruins of the Hera temple, Heraion, dating back to the 6th century BC

Things to See & Do

* Monastery of Panagia Spiliani
* Efpalinion Water Tunnel
* Heraion
* Archaeological museum
* Venetian citadel

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 468 km²
Population – 42,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The port is located in the Pithagario harbor and within walking distance of the town.

Travel Links – Samos has its own airport. Ferries depart from Piraeus five times a week, during high season. From Samos you can also get to other islands like Paros, Naxos, Leros, Kalymnos, Patmos and Kos. The hydrofoils run mainly during high season. You can also access Samos from Turkey.

Apart from the possibilities or rent a car or a bike, you can also get around fairly easy with the local buses. There are also boats that can take you to some of the beaches, as well as the little island Samiopoula.

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