Village altitude 260 m
Village land area 0,11 km2
Region averege altitude 156 m, mountainous
Region land area 34,10 km2
Population 2011: 518, 2001: 764, 1961: 933, & 1940: 2.631 inhabitants.
Area per person 179 m² per person.
Economy relies mainly on agriculture (olives trees, less on legumes and vegetables) and tourism in Ireon settlement. Previously had great silk crop production.
Pagondas village (Greek: Παγώνδας) is located to the south of the island, and at the eastern foothills of “Bournias” hill (offshoot of Ambelos or Karvounis mountain ). The distances are: 12 km from Pythagorio town, 26 Km from Samos town, 35 Km from Karlovasi town and 30 Km from Marathokampos village. Administratively belongs to the “municipal unity of Pythagorio”.
It is one of the biggest and agriculturally richest villages in the island because it has large arable land in the plain and in recent years has also benefited from the tourism development at Iraion settlement which is located near by.
It has picturesque houses with remarkable architecture and a large square with planes and mulberry trees for shade and relaxation in the summer.
Walking up to the west of the village, you will meet the public washhouse and you get a nice picture of the village and a east view to the valley and the coast of Asia Minor.
It is of the first villages on the island, after the reoccupation. Created the same period with Mili village, once when Kilitz Ali Pasha came at the island (18th century). Was originally settled by Samians which at the devastation of the island (16th -17th century) had hidden in the mountains.
Later on, residents from the village Pagondas in Euboea island came and settled. They named the village after their original homeplace.
First, for a short period, the village was named “Krimizis” from the Turkish word “kırmızı” which means red, because they were building their houses with red clay which exists in the region so they were all red.
Later it was renamed as Pagondas, most probably from the residents which we mentioned above. There is another aspect (less likely), which supports that name Pagondas comes from the words Pagon – da, that means land with sources.
Two settlements belong to Pagondas village, Ireon settlement at the seaside, 6,5 Km south-east from Pagondas with 776 inhabitants, and Kolona settlement (where the Temple of Hera is) at the seaside, 8 Km south-east from Pagondas with 28 inhabitanttop
- Browse the streets of the village.
- Visit the public washhouse (at the west) and get a nice picture of the village and east view to the valley and the coast of Asia Minor.
- Visit the church Agia Triada and the folklore museum, which is housed in the elementary school next to the square.
- Continuing the road, at the west, for 9 km in very beautiful route and you will reach the Spatharei village.