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Samos Sightseeing

Archaeological Sites and Monuments
Ireon
Situated at the North of the island, some 3 km. west of Pythagorio, close to the sea, it is the most famous archaeological site of Samos and one of the most important of Greece. Dedicated to the goddess Hera, the wife of Zeus, the king of gods, it has been a sacred place from the late Geometric period (800 b.C.) up to the Roman era. more...

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Eupalinos’ Tunnel
Just 2 km out of Pythagorio, it is located the ancient tunnel mentioned by Herodotus as “the two- mouthed tunnel” and actually known as “the tunnel of Eupalinos”, after the name of the engineer who designed and constructed it. more...

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Sarakinis’ Tower
Nicolaos Sarakinis was a bar pilot in the fleet of the Ottoman admiral Kilitz Ali Pasha and had helped his master to repopulate Samos in late 16th century. In return to his contribution Kilitz Ali Pasha gave Sarakinis large estates in the area of Heraeon. more...

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Lykourgos Logothetis’ Tower
This tower was constructed in 1824 by Lykourgos Logothetis, the leader of the Samians during the National Revolution of 1821; by constructing the tower Logothetis aimed at having at his disposal a strong defensive fort that could protect both the warriors and the civilians from the Ottoman attacks. more...

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Nature - Natural Sightseeing
The cave of Pythagoras
The cave of Pythagoras is situated at the foot of the imposing mountain Kerkis and according to tradition it is here that the philosopher took shelter to avoid the persecution of the tyrant Polycrates, who had accused the philosopher that he tried to corrupt the young people of Samos. more...

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The “Tarsanas” at Agios Isidoros
The old traditional “tarsanas” (shipyard) at Agios Isidoros presents an image and an activity very common in Samos in the past, when the island had several shipyards, almost in every coastal settlement: apart from Aghios Isidoros shipyards also existed in Pythagorio, in Kokkari, in Karlovasi, in Ormos Marathokambou and elsewhere. more...

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Museums and Galleries
Archaeological Museum of Samos
The Archaeological Museum of Samos is housed in two buildings in the center of the town of Samos. The one is the so-called “Paschalion Archaeophylakeion”, which used to be the museum of the island since 1912; the other has been constructed and inaugurated in 1980s’, at the expense of a well known automotive industry. more...

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Archaeological Collection of Pythagorio
The Archaeological Collection of Pythagorio is housed at the ground floor of the Town Hall, a building constructed in early 20th century, after the liberation of the island. The building was restored after the end of the World War II, because it had suffered extended damages; in 1990s’ restoration works had been undertaken anew, especially at the eastern part of the building. more...

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The Folk Museum of the “Nicolaos Demetriou Intellectual Foundation”
One of the main aims of the “Nicolaos Demetriou Intellectual Foundation” was to found a Folk Museum, an aim that was effectuated in late 1990s’ when the Museum opened to the public. The museum is hosted in a building which is property of the private tourist company that founded it. more...

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Historic and Folk Museum of Karlovassi
The Historic and Folk Museum of the Municipality of Karlovasi was founded in 1994. The collections and the exhibits displayed cover a period from the last 30 years of the 19th century up to mid-20th century, approximately 1955, the departing point of development and changes which resulted in actual Samos. more...

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The Paleontological Museum of Mytilinii
The Museum of Natural History of the Aegean is situated at the village of Mytilinioi; the museum has two domains, the Paleontological Museum and the domain of Natural History. The Paleontological Museum was established in 1960s’. In 1995 it moved in a new modern building, thanks to the economic help of the foundation Konstantinos and Maria Zimali and to the European Union program “Leader”. more...

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Monasteries and Churches
Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi or Aeliotissa
Northeastern to the town of Samos, upon the mountain Rambaedoni, at an altitude of 300 meters, it is situated the monastery of Zoodochos Pege (Virgin Mary, the Spring of Life). The monastery was constructed in 1756 by the priest-monk Dorotheos. more...

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Monastery of Agia Zoni
Eastern to the town of Samos, within the valley of Vlamari and at an altitude of some 110 meters it is situated the monastery of Aghia Zoni, established in late 17th century by the priest-monk Meletios. The church has a wood carved icon screen, a few frescoes and an interesting collection of religious objects. more...

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Monastery of Timios Stavros
The monastery of Timios Stavros, celebrated in honor of the Holy Cross, is situated close to the village of Mavrantzaei, at a distance less than two kilometers to the Southeast, very close to the road and at an altitude of some 200 meters. It has been established by the monk Nilos who in 1582 had constructed here a small church; some 20 years later, Nilos along with his brother Dionysios made it bigger. more...

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Monastery of Megali Panagia
The Monastery of Megali Panaghia (“Virgin Mary, the Great” in Greek) is situated at a distance of some two kilometers southeastern to Koumaradaeoi, close to the way leading to Myloi. The monastery is found within an area of breathtaking beauty, at an altitude of more than 200 meters. more...

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Vrontas Monastery or Panagia Vrontiani
The Vrontas Monastery or Panaghia Vrontiani is situated southern to the village of Vourliotes, just a couple of kilometers far from it. It is found within a dreamy overgrown place, at an altitude of 450 meters; the view from there is fascinating: you may see both the eastern and northern coast of Samos and the coast of Asia Minor in the distance. more...

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Panagia Spiliani
At a short distance northwestern to the town of Pythagorio it is found Spiliani: as its name indicates (“spilia” is the Greek word for “cave”) it is a small church situated within a big cave; the church is dedicated to the Presentation of Virgin Mary. The church has a very old icon made of marble presenting Virgin Mary, but its features are hardly visible. more...

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Monastery of Agia Triada
Southeastern to Mytilinii, at an altitude of 120 meters it is situated the Monastery of Agia Triada (“Holy Trinity”). The monastery was constructed at a place near Mytilinioi, where previously existed the ruins of an old church. more...

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Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi of Kakoperatos (or Panagia tou Hatzimanoli)
Southwestern to the village of Kosmadaeoi, on the mountain Kerkis, within a ravine leading to Seitani and at an altitude of more than 650 meters it is situated the monastery of Zoodochos Pege (Virgin Mary, the Spring of Life). more...

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