Pythagoreion World Heritage Site

Ancient fortified port in Samos, Greece

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Pythagoreion of Samos
UNESCO World Heritage Site
SamosAntiqueFortificationWalls.jpg
Antique fortification walls in Pythagorio
LocationSamos, Greece
Part ofPythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
CriteriaCultural: (ii)(iii)
Reference595-001
Inscription1992 (16th session)
Area285.9 ha (706 acres)
Buffer zone402.25 ha (994.0 acres)
Coordinates37°41′27″N 26°56′36″E / 37.69083°N 26.94333°E / 37.69083; 26.94333Coordinates: 37°41′27″N 26°56′36″E / 37.69083°N 26.94333°E / 37.69083; 26.94333
Pythagoreion is located in Greece
Pythagoreion
Location of Pythagoreion in Greece

The Pythagoreion is the archaeological site of the ancient town of Samos in Samos, Greece. It is located in the area of the modern town of Pythagoreio, from which it has got its modern name.

The archaeological site contains ancient Greek and Roman monuments and a famous ancient tunnel, the Tunnel of Eupalinos or Eupalinian aqueduct. Along with the Heraion of Samos, the Pythagoreion was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.


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