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Pythagoras’ Cave

In reality there are two caves on Mount Kerkis associated with the philosopher Pythagoras, with the larger being used for the teachings of the ancient mathematician and the smaller used as his dwelling. According to the legend, this is where he hid from the tyrant Polycrates, before his exile to Italy.

After following a short footpath, the visitor encounters the small chapel of Saint John in a beautiful natural landscape, after which the chapel of Holy Mary Sarantadaskaliotissa (forty-step) at the entrance of the cave, signifies the arrival at the ancient location where Pythagoras used to teach and retrieve the water needed at the end of the cave.

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The caves can be found at a five-minute drive away from the picturesque harbor of Ormos Marathokampou.