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Address: Pythagorion, Greece
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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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closed for repair/road work

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
88 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Piraeus
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Should visit to "add pictures" to a great story. You shouldn't spent more than an hour. Worths the visit, although a bit out of the city. If you go by bicycle get ready for some serious pedaling

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Athens, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Currently closed due to restorations nevertheless a mind boggling experience expecially if you read about the mathematics and geometry used to calculate the accuracy of drilling for this ancient tunnel. Worth a visit but check availability before.

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Wiltshire, Surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was so thrilled to be there as my late father had told me about visiting the tunnel in 1943 when posted on Samos during WW2....it was not a Visitor Hot Spot in those days!!!

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Western Norway, Norway
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339 reviews 339 reviews
167 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have to say "average" because the tunnel was and will be closed for visitors till sometime next year due to ongoing work. The plan is to make the whole tunnel lenght available for visitors, instead of the previous "70 meters only"

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Montecchio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not terrible to see of course, terrible because we couldn't see it! A pity that wasn't mentioned in the guide books

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not for the claustrophobic but worth a visit. Visited last year but closed this year (2014). Check opening times.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were advised this sight was closed as they are trying to open up a larger area for visitors to walk through. Unfortunately information is not publicised too well - we were advised by our hotel reception staff - although there is a notice pinned at the road junction just before it. However, it's a bit late then if you've... More 

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