+44 (0) 20 8232 9780
100% Financial Protection
My GIC
Pythagorion

Pythagorion

PYTHAGORION

Pythagorion is Samos’s biggest settlement on the south coast (although there is not much competition!). Boasting a handsome semi-circular harbour it has a wide promenade lined with plenty of cafes and restaurants from which to enjoy the comings and goings. Pythagorion is in fact a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island’s tyrant ruler, Polykrates, had his capital here in the 6th century BC, and evidence of his original harbour walls can still be seen. There are the remains of Roman Baths to the west and the castle above the harbour dates from the 19th century. The remarkable feat of ancient engineering that is Evpalinas Tunnel, in the hills above, was made to ensure the water supply in times of siege and was bored for over 1000 metres through the mountain in 550 BC. Even older (8BC) is the Temple of Hera some 5 kms to the west. Behind the harbour, narrow lanes and cobbled streets add to the characterful small town atmosphere. Boat trips run to local beaches and include a picnic lunch; to Kusadasi in Turkey, from where you are taken to ancient Ephesus; and to Patmos for the day. The town has a small but perfectly serviceable sandy beach just past the harbour, and to the west is the very long, clean sand/pebble beach which has sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, and seasonal watersports

Search availability

Island
Property
Airport
Month

Adults

12+

Children

2-11

Infants

under 2