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Initially joined to the Asia Minor Coats, Samos became separated from the mainland following, enormous geological upheavals. According to the myth it was the birthplace of goddess Hera By being colonized by the Ionians around the first millennium BC, Carians and Pelasgians inhabited it. Samos knew its greatest glory in the 6th century BC. Subsequently the Persians dominated it during the Persian Wars, later becoming a member of the Athenian Confederacy.

Did you know that:

  • Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras?
  • The island is the location of the joint UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Heraion of Samos and the Pythagoreion which were inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1992?
  • According to Strabo, the name Samos is from Phoenician meaning "rise by the shore"?


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Tour Name Samos
Duration Full Day
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Tour Code 90KSD0060

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