Local nameΠυθαγόρειο

Pythagoreio is a town and municipal unit on the island of Samos, North Aegean, Greece. Before the 2011 local government reform, Pythagoreio was a municipality, but now it is a municipal unit of Samos. Population 7,996. It is the largest municipal unit in land area on Samos, at 164.662 km2. It shares the island with the municipal units of Vathy, Karlovasi, and Marathokampos. The archaeological remains in the town, known collectively as Pythagoreion, has designated a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site with nearby Heraion.The seat of the municipality was the town of Pythagorio, formerly known as Tigani. The town was renamed in 1955 to honour the locally born mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras. The port of the town is considered to be the oldest man-made port of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Address Πυθαγορείου-Χώρας, 83103, Greece

Coordinates 37°41'26.635" N 26°55'54.239" E

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