Pythagorio, a beautiful coastal town located southwest of Samos, is a popular tourist destination known for its picturesque port, stunning beaches, and rich history. The traditional sailors and fishers is today the most developed area of the island in terms of welcoming tourists. It was named after the philosopher Pythagoras who was born on the island.
Visitors to Pythagorio can explore the town’s many ancient ruins and historic sites. The ancient walls that protected the town, the ruins of the Polikratis fortress, roman spas, ancient houses and public buildings have been maintained. The most important archaeological site is the Eupalineio aqueduct (Tunnel of Eupalinos). The town is also home the Archaeological Museum of Pythagorio.
Between Pythagorio and Tunnel of Eupalinos remains of the ancient theatre of the town has been discovered. There is also the cave Spiliani. In the northwest of the town there is the Likourgos castle, which was built in 1824 to protect Samos from the Turks. There is also the church of the Metamorphosis, built around the same time.
In addition to its cultural and historical attractions, Pythagorio boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean Sea, including Potokaki Beach.
The town is also a hub for water sports and activities, such as windsurfing, jet skiing, and diving.
Pythagorio is a vibrant town with plenty of cafes, bars, and restaurants offering delicious traditional Greεκ – Mediterranean cuisine and seafood. The town’s lively nightlife scene is also a popular draw for visitors.
Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the sun on the beach, Pythagorio has something to offer every type of traveler.