Common description

Samos is an island in Greece, in the Aegean Sea in the Eastern Sporades archipelago.
It was the center of Ionian culture during antiquity. Family of a number of great figures of ancient culture: philosophers Pythagoras, Melissa and Epicurus, astronomers Aristarchus and Aristilla.

The island is mentioned in the writings of Herodotus, which lists the wonders of the world. Here are three of them:
  • Aqueduct in the form of a tunnel;
  • Dam at the port on the island (not preserved);
  • Temple of Goddess Hera.

Samos on map

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