Where to stay
Pythagorion is a popular destination for Greece holidays, and the wide range of accommodation options means you can generally find something to suit your needs and budget. From apartments in the centre of town to well-kept hotels with pools and spa facilities just outside of Pythagorion proper, you're sure to be well looked-after in this friendly seaside town.
A lot of the food on Samos is traditional Greek fare, and Pythagorion is no different. Relaxing in authentic tavernas is the way to go, with plenty of different bars and restaurants specialising in home-cooked local food in beautiful settings. Lots of restaurants have views of the harbour and the sea, while some others are set in courtyards or on the town's rustic streets.
Since Pythagorion is a harbour, seafood and fish are always fresh and delicious, and there are plenty of traditional recipes incorporating ingredients from the ocean. Remember to try the famous Samian wines – the sweet Samos Muscat grapes make world-famous drinks and a glass of ouzo with a view of the harbour is a lazy treat.more available. Those seeking to take it slow can simply take out a kayak and explore the coast at their own pace.
The area surrounding Pythagorion is home to some of Samos' most beautiful beaches. Potokaki Beach is just west of the harbour, and is known for its clear, pristine water. It has been awarded a Blue Flag, and provides facilities such as umbrellas, sunbeds, watersport activities, and several beach bars. Bathe in the sun with a view out to sea and the mountains behind you – Potokaki Beach is a real paradise.
Remataki Beach can also be found down by the harbour. This beach is a little busier than Potokaki, but it's sandier and has shallower water, making it more suitable for children. There are plenty of superb restaurants and tavernas nearby, and the beach has sunloungers and parasols as well as showers.
Psili Ammos is a bit of a trek from Pythagorion, but you can get there in half an hour by boat. It's one of Samos' most popular beaches because of its long stretch of sand, cliffs that protect the beach from the wind, and exquisite blue-green water. There are a few tavernas, and plenty of umbrellas and sunloungers – a day-trip to Psili Ammos is well worth your time..
The perfect island pick
Pythagorion, located on Samos' southeast coast, is one of its liveliest towns. It's arguably the most popular destination for cheap holidays to Samos, and this picturesque harbour town attracts plenty of tourists. With stunning beaches surrounding the town, and a healthy nightlife scene, Pythagorion is a delightful town for groups, families, and couples.
The town also has a fine sense of history. It's named after the famous mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, who was born here over 2,500 years ago, and there's a statue of him in the harbour. Head to the outskirts of the town to find the Heraion, an ancient sanctuary built to the goddess Hera, and the Tunnel of Eupalinos, a giant underground aqueduct carved into the limestone rock.