Pythagorion has been inhabited for over 5000 years. It is built above the ruins of an ancient settlement that had a harbor constructed by Polycratis, which was used to be called Tigani (=frying pan). Its current name was given about 50 years ago, in honor of Pythagoras. It is a picturesque little fishing village, which flourished after the Revolution of 1821 and nowadays it constitutes the most famous destination of the island. During summer it is transformed into the ultimate tourist attraction. It combines the most important monuments of antiquity, which were admired by Herodotus, the Efpalinion Trench, the Harbor, the Ancient Walls, along with the ancient theater, the Roman bath museums, and the castle, with Lycurgus Logothetis’ Tower. At the port and the commercial street we find countless shops, touristic or not, as well as restaurants and taverns for any taste, various cafeterias and bars.
A romantic night stroll down the picturesque port, with the fishing boats right next to sailing ships and yachts, will make you a believer, while, at daytime, wandering in its well-groomed alleys (which are embellished by jasmines and all sorts of flowers in every house), particularly from the port to Logothetis’ Tower, will definitely steal your heart. At the pier you should not forget to see the sculpture in honor of Pythagoras. There are so many hotels and guest houses that you will surely find precisely what you are looking for, but you will need some luck, if you haven’t made your reservations in advance.
In the valley around Pythagorion, you will discover Potokaki, a seaside tourist area near the Airport, with huge hotel facilities and an endless sandy beach, in the cold waters of which you can enjoy your bath and lots of sporting activities. Before the entrance to the Airport, we come across Glyfades, two lagoons with outstanding ecological significance.
On your way to Samos (Vathi), you will go by the state-of-the-art Pythagorion boat marina, and all along the way you will find pleasure of hotels and small beaches.