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Pythagoras Cave

One of the great attractions on Samos is the cave where Pythagoras lived and worked as a philosopher, mathematician, astrologer, doctor and musician. Legend has it he used the cave as refuge from the tyranny of Polycrates. The site is made up of two caves and two chapels, with 'holy water dripping from its stalactites, and was used for prayer, teaching and residence. The cave near the base of Mt Kerkes but the climb may be a bit difficult for some.

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Mt Kerkes, 2 miles (3km) from Kambos Marathokambou
Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

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