Every year, on the 5th of August, Pythagorion celebrates the anniversary of the sea battle of Mykali.
This naval Battle took place in the straits of Mykali on 5th August 1824. During the Greek Revolution, the Greek fleet under the command of Georgios Sahtouris defeated the Ottoman fleet led by Hosref.
The 6th of August is a National Day for the Island of Samos.
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