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Pagondas

Pagondas is located west of village Milloi and at the altitude of 180 meters. The name is found in the ancient era in Voeotia. Pagondas was called the father of Pindar. Pagondas was also named, as mentioned by Thucydides, someone Voeorarchis from Thebes and other, as mentioned by Pausanias, as a Theban who defeated the chariot in the 25th Olympiad.
“Pagon da” means «land of water sources», but tradition says that the first inhabitants came from Evia, where there was a village with the same name in the municipality of Korinthos.
In Turkish documents, the village is named Krimizikioi, meaning reddish village.
According to tradition, in Pagonda, in the location where the Church of the Holy Trinity is built, there was a cave and a priest saw three flashes come out of this. The people felt that the flashes represented the Holy Trinity and so it was decided to build a church there.
The Church was inaugurated by bishop Gabriel on September 20, 1889. The Prince was attended in the celebration, along with the members of parliament and the author of the book called “SAMIAKA”, Epaminondas Stamatiadis.

The inhabitants of Pagonda, as it is said, have flamboyance and contentious nature. For this, the Samians call them troublemakers.
The village is built amphitheatrically in an altitude of 180 meters and has panoramic view over the valley and the sea. It is one of the oldest villages of Samos, of the same era as the village Milloi. The land is fertile and the climate is ideal for the cultivation of vine and olive. Other products of exceptional quality are wood, cheese, honey, vegetables and fruits. Large festivals are being organized every year in honor of Panagia, Agia Triadas, Agia Paraskevi and Agios Panteleimon. Stand out the custom of Halloween, the Kadis (mockery of the government) and the father’s day, by the ladies club called ‘Omonoia’ (first week of July).
Finally, Pagondas is the birthplace of novelist Alkis Aggeloglou and poet and logographer Kostas Karathanassis.

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