Samos, the birthplace of Pythagoras and Aristarchus, was a spiritual, artistic, and scientific center in antiquity. A powerful presence in the struggles and the Revolution of 1821; its peak moment was the artillery attack against the enemy armada from atop the Tower of Logothetis in the victorious Battle of Mykali in 1824. A universal example of humaneness during the refugee crisis. An island with two World Heritage Sites: The Heraion and the Pythagorio, where the Tunnel of Eupalinos is located, a true engineering marvel.
"Samos' centuries-old history is promoted and highlighted so prominently today by its people. It is well known worldwide how they helped those who were forced to leave their homelands due to geopolitical interests and seek refuge elsewhere," stressed "Greece 2021" Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, in her statement during the Committee delegation visit to the island.
The "Greece 2021" Committee delegation was welcomed at the City Hall of Eastern Samos in the presence of the Mayor of Eastern Samos and the Mayor of Western Samos. They discussed the projects and events planned for the 200th anniversary of the Revolution and also the future and prospects of the island's development.