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Daily mail: Stunning Samos, the postcard-pretty north east Aegean island of Samos

The postcard-pretty north east Aegean island of Samos is home to mountains and pine forests, history and culture, and beaches and traditional cuisine. And that’s without mentioning the deliciously sweet muscat for which the island is famous. Visit capital Vathi’s archaeological museum to see the 18ft high marble statue of …

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Muscat Wine: The gift of god Dionysos to the Samians (video)

According to mythology, the Samians learned the secrets of viticulture by the god Dionysus himself, who was worshiped in the island, while the first settler, the legendary king Ancaeus, was a keen winegrower and winemaker. Besides one of the two main mountain ranges of Samos, and a smaller one, were …

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The Tunnel of Epfalinus: Quite impressive facts yet unknown to the many! (Video)

The Tunnel of Epfalinus: Quite impressive facts and yet unknown to the many! (Video)

The Tunnel of Eupalinus (or the Eupalinian Aqueduct) is a monument dedicated to the science of geometry. The tunnel “manages” to glorify geometry, as did the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The Tunnel of Eupalinus is the work of a genius in geometry, at a time when …

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Visiting the Tunnel of Eupalinos

Undoubtedly the Tunnel of Eupalinos, the central part of the ancient aqueduct, is an admirable achievement of engineering worth seeing, however visitors should bear in mind that: The tunnel is 1036 m. long. The average dimensions are 1,80 m high and 1,80 m wide, but in some parts the height …

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Pythagorio the island of Pythagoras! (Video)

Pythagorio is a village of Samos in Greece, located in the southeastern part of the island! The population according to the 2011 census is 1,272 residents.The name of the settlement until 1955 was Pan (Tigani in Greek language), so renamed Pythagorio from the International Organization of Pythagoreans in honor of …

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The Tunnel of Efpalinos: An Amazing Representation Video

There was an architect, who managed, in the 6th century BC, to construct a tunnel some 1.036 meters long, beginning from two opposite sides, which met with no deviation at all! It is the Tunnel of Efpalinos. See an amazing representation video… The contribution of Ancient Greeks to science is …

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The Speleological Association of Samos Visit the Ancient Mine

iSamos.gr participated in the visit organized by the Speleological Association of Samos (SAS) in the Ancient Mine of Mitilinioi village. The visit took place on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The event was a great success (it was followed by more than 80 people). The weather conditions were ideal, while the landscapes …

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Agiades: The Spring and the Pipeline, which Supplied the Tunnel of Eupalinos with Water

The Speleological Association of Samos (SAS) organized a tour in the area around Agiades village, where a famous water spring is located, which supplied Pythagorio with fresh water, through the Tunnel of Eupalinos or Eupalion Aqueduct! Walking down the slope, leaving behind us the Ancient Mine, the path leads, through …

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Pagondas Village: A Travelogue (Photos)

Pagondas is located in the south-eastern part of Samos, some 12 km away from Pythagorio. It is a village built on the eastern slopes of Mount Bournia, at an altitude of 180 meters. Pagondas has a privileged view over the plains of Chora, the open sea of the Aegean, and …

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Public Transportation (Buses) for Samos

On Tuesday, 29 March 2016, public transportation (buses) was on the roads of Vathi (the capital city of Samos). So, an old service is applied, once again, in Samos, facilitating people and providing solutions to the traffic problems of the city. Following many years of absence, on Tuesday, 29 March …

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