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Tunnel of Eupalinos

Pythagorion 831 03, Greece
+30 2273 062813
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Impressive!

An impressive tunnel and a definite must if you're on Samos. But don't go if you're afraid of small... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Uros77
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Ljubljana
Aqueduct for water supply of ancient town of Samos

The most interesting ancient monument in Samos is the Aqueduct, built in by the engineer Eupalinos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Superkatt
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Sweden
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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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Pythagorion 831 03, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An impressive tunnel and a definite must if you're on Samos. But don't go if you're afraid of small and closed spaces or heights as you'll be walking on a grated pathway 8 meters above the water duct. The entrance is also extremely narrow so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most interesting ancient monument in Samos is the Aqueduct, built in by the engineer Eupalinos in about 550 BC in order to lead the fresh waters from the spring behind the mountain range to the city of Samos (modern Pythagorion). The aqueduct was hewn...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally had the opportunity to do a tour of this engineering marvel. It was fascinating to see the halfway point of where the 2 tunnels met and incredulous to think this was all done centuries ago with non of the modern day equipment for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tunnel is well worth a visit. You are provided with hair nets and protective helmets. You will need the helmet even if you are average height. We watched the animated video on YouTube which explained the tunnel very well before we went in. There...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the complete tunnel one way. It was excellent value for 8 euros and I would thoroughly recommend visiting. At 6ft1 I probably could stand up straight around 2/3-3/4 of the way; the remainder wasn't too bad but did involve a bit of stooping....More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We only took the shortest route and it was enough. One needs to be crooked almost the whole time and i would have been quite unpleasant to walk a longer distance. It might be interesting to see the point where the two tunnels meet...

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Phoned ahead the morning of to book the hour-long tour which only ended up taking 35 minutes. Guide spoke fluent English and answered all our questions, although we did a bunch of reading in advance as well. Impressive engineering feat to build a tunnel from...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Don't omit to visit this masterpiece of engineering when being at Samos! We walked until the meeting point of the two tunnels and were really impressed by the accuracy of Eupalinos' calculations. The tunnel is very narrow at its beginning, but then it is wide...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This was an incredible tour of an ancient work of engineering. The tour guide does not offer much explanation so do your homework prior to the tour. Also, FYI this tour is not very physically demanding contrary to the tunnel operators. If you can walk...More

1  Thank kidnursemj
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This tunnel is worthwhile visiting, just to admire the engineering feat needed to dig it in the 6th century B.C. They started about 1 Kilometer apart and managed to meet in the middle. Amazing!! We only did the short trip, and I would recommend doing...More

2  Thank Fiona1110
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