Church of Metamorphosis, Pithagorio

The Church of Metamorphosis is situated on the hill to the west of the harbour.

Church of Metamorfosis, Pythagorio

Church of Metamorfosis, Pythagorio

It was constructed in 1833. During the War of Independence, in 1824, the leader of the Greeks in Samos, Lykoúrgos Logothétis, defeated the Turks on the day of the Metamorphosis (6 August). The chapel in the fortification was enlarged and dedicated to the Metamorphosis.

The wall on the right side of the road seems to be part of an ancient wall.

Celebration of Metamorphosis

Celebration of Metamorphosis

I was at this place on 6 August, the Day of Metamorphosis, in 2002. On the day, the local priests, notables, and solidiers make a procession to the church. As I wrote before, the feast of Metamorphosis of 1824 is the day in which the Samians succeeded in defending the island from the Turks. It is why the heavy military presence at this festival.

Parade at the festival

Parade at the festival

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