Samos Island

Welcome to Samos! This beautiful Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea is the birthplace of the philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named. This is also where the philosopher Epicurus was born, as well as Aristarchus—the first known person to propose that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

In ancient times, Samos was a rich and powerful city-state, known for its wine production and red pottery. The most famous building was the Heraion, a large sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hera.

Doryssa Boutique hotel is situated very close to the historic site of Pythagorion, in the southeast part the island. Pythagorion is the archaeological site of the ancient town of Samos that was home to the Eupalinian aqueduct; a tunnel of 1,036m (3,399ft) built in the 6th century BC, which is considered a marvel of ancient engineering.

Along with the site of Heraion, Pythagorion was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

As Samos is a place of unique beauty, peace and serenity, it’s no surprise it attracts many tourists every year. The island is connected with frequent air services with Athens, the largest Greek cities and—during the tourist season—with all Europe. There is also daily connection with the port of Piraeus and other islands, as well as with Kusadasi of Turkey.