Samos. Greece. View along the Pythagoreio waterfront which is filled with restaurants and cafes and has colourful fishing boats docked in its pretty harbour. The town of Pythagoreio is the most popular and fashionable town on the island and was named after the great philosopher Pythaogaras who was born here in 580 BC. The town is built on the ancient 6th century BC capital of the Island and is a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site.