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Primary Sector
  The cultivation of vines is of great importance for the Municipality of Pythagorio. The dominant specie is the white Muscat grape of the renowned since the antiquity family of "Samias Ampelou" Samian vine. It yields the world famous quality wines V.Q.P.R.D. In a total of 7690 km2 in the western Samos, 2680 km2 (a least) are within the boundaries of our Municipalities area.
  When it comes to the cultivation of olives out of a total of 123593 km2 of cultivated land 52235 km2 are within the area of the Municipality of Pythagorio. Out of a total of 1630000 olive trees, 676000 are within the area of the Municipality of Pythagorio. The most common olive variety is Throubolia, but there is also Koroneiki, Kalamon and Manaki. All over the Municipality of Pythagorio we encounter century old olive fields.
  The culture of citrus fruits is concentrated in the area of the valley of Chora.
  The culture of grain covers an area of 1000 km2, most of it within the area of the Municipality of Pythagorio. Horticulture is also developed while the apiculture is mainly found in the Karvounis area.
  Cattle-raising involves sheep and goat herding but in the last few years the raising of cows has been introduced.
  Woodcutting is concentrated around the Samian pine and the wood is used for the construction of sea vessels.
  Fishing is found in the Pythagorio and Iraion.
Secondary sector
  The businesses in the secondary sector are small and some medium sized enterprises of wood, iron, aluminum and shipping companies.
Tertiary sector
  The favorable climatic conditions the historical, cultural and social features of our area are the main reasons for the tourist flow in the renowned tourist destinations of Pythagorio, Iraion and Potokaki. Special interest tourism such as agrotourism, ecotourism, convention tourism, nature tourism, sports tourism, scientific tourism, mountain walking tourism, and other alternative forms of tourism are being developed fast. There is a great number of hotels of all categories and sizes where the visitors can be accommodated while enjoying their stay in our area. A big variety of restaurants, tavernas, cafes, Snack bars, nightclubs, bars and traditional cafes. A broad commercial market of local products exists in our area that caters for all the needs of the local population and the visitors. Samos and in particular the coastal zone of Pythagorio-Iraion enjoys a unique combination of nature, primary sector activities, archeological and cultural wealth and a lively tourist activity.

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