The island of Hera and Pythagoras
Samos has an outstanding natural landscape, beautiful beaches, fine wine and monuments of sizable cultural significance. Kings, Priests and men of letters had the utmost respect for this island as the sanctuaries and the philosophical societies were considered the spiritual centre in the Mediterranean world. Natives to Samos’ are the Mythical Goddess Hera, the philosopher Epicurus, the astronomer Aristarchus and the great mathematician Pythagoras.
You have two UNESCO monuments to visit: the fortified ancient city of Pythagoreion and the ancient Temple of Hera, Heraion of Samos. Don’t miss the pleasant cultural events and music festivals during the summer months and get acquainted with the island’s history by wandering around the historic village of Vathy.