Pythagorion of Samos
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Celebration program at 5 August, at Pythagoreion, for “Metamorfosi Sotiros” day and 195th Anniversary of Mykali naval battle.
- Time 19.00, Celebration of the Vesper at the Church of “Metamorfosis” in Pythagoreio.
- Time 21:00, Procession of the Holy Icon and Invocation at the port of Pythagorion.
- Time 22.00, Festivities and reenactment of the historic naval battle.
Few words about history
After the revolution of Samians against Othomans in 1821, they try to occupy Samos. The decisive battle took place on August 6 1824, where the head of the fleet Chosref Pasha, ordered general attack, leading to suffer incalculable losses from the Greek fleet, forcing them to abandon the effort and fled to Asia Minor.
That date coincides with the feast of the Transfiguration and Lykourgos Logothetis decided to engraved on a marble slab «ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΣΑΜΟΝ ΕΣΩΣΕΝ 6 ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ 1824» (=Christ saved Samos in 6 August 1824), in the church of metamorphosis in Pythagorio and celebrated this date every year in Pythagorion till today.
Municipality of Samostop