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Culture of Samos Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Samos Ormos Marathokampos Arrived on Samos, be sure to visit two large settlements, they are Pythagoreio and Vathy. The second one is the capital of Samos. Pythagoreio is a cultural centre of the island. When scientists arrived there to explore the land, they understood that the village was situated at the same place, where the first settlers lived in the third millennium BC. The interesting thing is that the cult of the goddess Hera had originated on Samos in times of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations.
Greek cuisine won’t leave you indifferent. If you want to get to know national cooking traditions on Samos, choose a place far from touristic spots. Greeks love taverns, which are … Open
According to a legend, Hera was born on Samos. That’s why there was built a temple named after her. This building is considered to be a world wonder. What is interesting, the temple is built on the foundation of an ancient building. Nowadays, the Heraion is partly ruined, but tourists enjoy visiting this place. The dam and Tunnel of Eupalinos were built in 538 millennium BC. The last one had been found with the help of Herodotus notes. Presently, the tunnel is visited by tourists.
There is a monument of Pythagoras on the coast of Pythagoreio. Be sure to visit the local paleontological museum. Samos lands have a very colourful history. Battles changed into peaceful times, villas and temples were built and ruined, civilizations succeeded each other. All material evidence can be found in a rich collection of the local museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit castles of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. The cave of Pythagoras and Folklore Museum are very important historical attractions on Samos. Copyright
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However, there is a great exposition in the Natural History Museum. Those, who are fond of ancient times should visit the paleontological museum of Mytilene. You can go to Ireon and see the archaeological excavations in the open air, which are located near the local airport. This place is also famous for an Ireo column, which can be found on every guide-book cover.
Samos Samos is considered to be a pear of Greece, but there are not only antique monuments. Monastery of Panagia Spiliani is famous for a church of our lady, built in the cave. Spiliani is also known as an observation deck. Megali Monastery and Monastery of the Holy Cross are situated near Kumaradi village, which attracts pilgrims not only from Greece. The monasteries were built in the 16th century.
One of the most popular ways of time spending on Samos is diving. Despite the thousands of tourists, there is still a rich underwater world. The thing is that diving was prohibited till … Open
There is a beautiful monastery in a dozen kilometres from Samos. It is called Zoodochos Pigi. On your way to the monastery, you come across one more attraction- the monastery of Agia Zoni with a functioning church. The oldest Christian Church on the island is Metamorphosis near Karlovasi, it was built in the 11th century and almost haven’t changed. Be sure to visit Milos village. According to the legends of the ancient Greeks, Hera met Zeus at that exact place. As you can see, there are so many sites on Samos and you can't see all of them in one go.
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Iconic cultural sights of Greece

It’s almost impossible to visit all the museums of Athens during one trip, so rich the history of the country and its cultural heritage are. New Acropolis Museum is a must-see in the capital. It was specially built to store the unique Elmina Marbles, which are masterpieces of the ancient Greek art from the Athenian Acropolis. More than 20 thousand exhibits from prehistoric times are stored in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Sculptures, funerary masks, dishes, figurines, and funerary gifts are among the exhibits. The Byzantine Museum houses about 25 thousand exhibits of Christian art. The Museum of the Athenian Agora is located in the Stoic Attaly, built in the 2nd century BC. It displays various archaeological finds dating back to different eras. The museum of Cycladic culture contains objects of the everyday life and art of the civilization that existed 5 thousand years ago. … Open
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