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Pythagorion is Samos’ most popular holiday resort, built on the remains of the ancient city of Samos and still featuring many hints of this rich history. The main buzz of the town centres around the harbour, where yachts and sailing boats dock and seafood restaurants line the water. Pythagorion is great for shopping; the streets behind the harbour are full of quaint shops selling locally-made crafts, pottery and paintings, perfect for gifts and souvenirs!


Pythagorion has a beach right next to the harbour, a pleasant spot of sand with a taverna behind it serving drinks to sunbathers. This beach fills up fast in summer, so for a more spacious patch many visitors make the short trip to Rematiki, a sand and pebble beach that is one of Samos’ most beautiful. Just outside Pythagorion is the extremely popular Potokaki beach, where watersports, bars and restaurants are all on tap.


Pythagorion is one of Greece’s most historic towns, and signs of its fascinating past are everywhere. The town is named after famous mathematician Pythagoras who is said to have been born here, and the harbour is estimated to be almost 1500 years old. There are a number of archaeological sites dotted around the area, and the town is full of landmarks including the Pythagoras statue and the Castle of Likourgos.


Pythagorion has responded to its growing number of visitors and become quite the evening hotspot! Head down to the harbour and you can expect to be welcomed by restaurants, ouzo bars, discos and waterside restaurants. Enjoy a meal of locally caught fresh seafood, or if you’re on an all inclusive package you can wander down later in the evening for casual drinks by the lit-up harbour or cocktails in a lively club.

Location of Pythagorion

Key Facts

  • Language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • When to go: April - October