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Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos

The ancient city of Samos (today’s Pythagoreion) extended along the southeastern coast of Samos. It was a dominant naval and commercial power of the Greek world in the 6th century BC. The surviving monuments testify to the existence of a rich city with a strong cultural presence and enviable organization. It was the place of wondrous engineering achievements, such as the first artificial harbor with a built waterfront, the important sanctuary of the goddess Hera (Heraion) with its magnificent temple and its worldwide impact, as well as the aqueduct designed by Eupalinos from Megara, with an underground tunnel that crossed Mount Kastri and supplied the city with drinking water.

Date of entry into UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites
1992

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