Beach in Pythagorio

Pythagorio Town Beach

A short walk west of Pythagorio brings you to a pristinely clean beach with umbrellas and toilets. It’s an easy stroll (less than 1km) from town and there’s decent swimming, but pack your own food and drinks.
Archaeological Site in Pythagorio

Evpalinos Tunnel

In 524 BC, when Pythagorio (then called Samos) was the island’s capital and a bustling metropolis of 80,000, the securing of sources for drinking water became crucial. To solve the problem, ruler Polycrates put his …
Monastery in Pythagorio

Moni Panagias Spilianis

About 1.5km northwest of Pythagorio, the road forks right, past traces of an ancient theatre, before reaching this grotto monastery. The walk meanders up through old olive groves and, despite tourist kiosks, it's a …
Museum in Pythagorio

Archaeological Museum of Pythagorio

This sparkling and renovated museum contains well-displayed finds from Pythagorio and the 6th-century-BC Heraion, less than 5km away, plus striking pottery pieces spanning from the 9th century BC through Greece's go…
Archaeological Site in Pythagorio


It's hard to imagine the former magnificence of this ancient sanctuary of the goddess Hera, 4km west of Pythagorio, from these scattered ruins. The ‘Sacred Way’, once flanked by thousands of marble statues, led from…
Castle in Pythagorio

Castle of Lykourgos Logothetis

Samians took the lead locally in the 1821 War of Independence, and this castle, built in 1824 by resistance leader Logothetis, is the major relic of that turbulent time. It’s situated on a hill at the southern end o…