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Address: Pythagorion, Greece
Description: 4000ft long Aquaduct Tunnel 'often compared to the Wonders of the World...
4000ft long Aquaduct Tunnel 'often compared to the Wonders of the World' as it is one of only two tunnels in history that was excavated from both ends and met in the middle with success (and this was in 6thCenturyBC - before any kind of mapping or surveying)!
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Still Closed

It seems to me that this tunnel has been closed for quite some time. It was meant to re-open in 2013 (according to the sign). Locals at Kokkari didn't seem to know about the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I ask on reception in hotel Dorysiaa seaside resort about this tunnel and nice girl said, that tunnel is closed this year because of renovation. It will be open next year. New and shine. After a day I visit the hill because of the monastery near the tunnel entrance and I only see sign on the road that is closed.

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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Been twice to this island and both times tunnel has been closed. Very disappointed. The annoying thing is there is no info in Pythagorean telling you it's closed. Still it is a nice view from the top of the hill.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It seems to me that this tunnel has been closed for quite some time. It was meant to re-open in 2013 (according to the sign). Locals at Kokkari didn't seem to know about the closure.

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Evanston, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

That it was closed, I really didn't like. It's a long walk up the mountain behind Pythagoreio and not to be able to get in for just a glance was disappointing.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We did not learn that this tunnel had been closed the last two years till we arrived on the island. Its fame was one of the reasons we wished to visit Samos.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Cannot imagine how many men it took or years and then they managed to meet in the middle.If you do not like enclosed spaced beware but worth a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you think about where you are, and how the tunnel was built and WHEN!!! It is just amazing to see!...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

we could not get in, try later. looked for statue of Pythagoris at the harbor, Samos airport is near by taxi. sorry, working on 100 character notice of tunnel closure.

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Holiday, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited Samos in early May and were informed that this tunnel, part of the ancient water system of the island, was closed for renovations with no opening date given.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The way which it is constructed often comes as a surprise even to modern experts. The water was channeled through pipes which were installed in the acqueduct below the part of the tunnel in the direction of the source and alongside it in the direction of the town.

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Address: Pythagorion, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Samos  >  Pythagorion

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