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A tour of Pythagoras

The historic city of Samos

Petr Liška
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A tour of Pythagoras
Inserted: 26.08.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Pythagorio (sometimes also written as Pythagoreio) is the second most popular resort on Samos (after Kokkari). Here you will find small remains of ancient monuments, a fortress, a harbor and also picturesque streets. The city is also connected to the beach

Road to the fortress

It is ideal not to drive into the narrow and busy streets of the city, but to park in a large parking lot on the outskirts of the city. From here you can go straight on the path towards the remains of the fortifications

Road to the fortress
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View from the walls

At the very beginning of the tour you will have a nice view of the beaches starting right on the outskirts of the city. If you have some time, wait for the takeoff of planes, which are beautifully visible from here.

View from the walls
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Aircraft take-off from Samos International Airport (SMI)

Since Pythagorio is only less than two kilometers as the crow flies from the international airport, you can really watch the takeoffs of the aircraft from here.

Aircraft take-off from Samos International Airport (SMI)
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A secret tip for observing aircraft

If you want to see planes even closer, head to the beach at the end of the runway

A secret tip for observing aircraft
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Lycurgus Logothetis Tower

Following the footpath leading to the cliff, you will reach another important monument of Pythagoria – the tower of Lycurgus Logothetis. Today there is a museum

Lycurgus Logothetis Tower
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Pythagorean Cemetery

Just below the tower is a typical Greek cemetery with white tombstones

Pythagorean Cemetery
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Beautiful bell tower in Pythagorio

Right next to the cemetery is the large church of Metamorphose Soteros and a little further a beautiful bell tower. From here we will head to the port

Beautiful bell tower in Pythagorio
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The port of Pythagorio

The port is the heart of the city. It is surrounded by taverns and shops.

The port of Pythagorio
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Picturesque streets in Pythagorje

In the early evening it is ideal to walk through the picturesque streets of the old town, which are very nicely decorated

Picturesque streets in Pythagorje
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Ancient monuments in Pythagorio

There are quite a few ancient monuments marked on the map, but most of them are really small. Those who are more interested can go to the local archeological museum. There are two places worth visiting near Pythagoras: the Mini Spiliani monastery and the Eupalin tunnel.

Ancient monuments in Pythagorio
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