Samos. Greece. The Church of Metamorfosis cemetery and the Byzantine castle Kastro at the town of Pythagoreio. The Byzantine castle was reinforced with new buildings in order to serve the Struggle for independence. It is named after Lykourgos Logothetis, the local chieftain who organised a decisive naval victory over the Turks on August 6 1824. The town’s cemetery is beside the Kastro as is the church of Metamorfosis, built to celebrate the victory. Also in the Kastro grounds are ruins of two opulent villas of the Hellenistic period (2nd BC), Roman galleries and the remains of a 5th century Christian Basilica. Pythagorio is a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site and is named after the great philosopher Pythaogaras who was born here in 580 BC.