Having found great acclaim in Greece and abroad, the “Iria – Pythagoreia” Festival charts its own creative course for the 11th year, with a series of events, serving once more as a reference point in Greek and international fora and media, and becoming a magnet for thousands of visitors who come to the island of Samos to follow them.

A main attraction and key feature of the island of Samos’s cultural calendar, the festival that highlights the island’s history and culture over the centuries and the uniqueness. The participating artists and hundreds of volunteers in the festival guarantee yet another successful and rewarding outcome.

this year, for the first time, the festival joins forces with the National Observatory of Athens and the Herakleidon Museum. At the same time, it has taken part in the festivals’ summit, organized by the Ministry of Culture, with the aim of establishing a permanent hub for the promotion of synergies in the field.

The “Iria – Pythagoreia” Festival is organized by the Municipality of Samos and is supported by the island’s Chamber of Commerce. It takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, the UNESCO National Committee, the Hellenic Olympic Committee and the University of the Aegean.

The festival runs until August 20. ERT SA is the festival’s Communications Sponsor.