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Monday, June 14, 2010


Pyrgos is a large village, built at the foot of Prophitis Elias, which gives you a sense of medieval times. Probably the only village preserving this medieval features and atmosphere so vividly. Its streets, which follow the contours of the hillside, divide the village into zones. The walls of the outermost houses were an integral part of the village fortifications.There is also a Venetian castle located here named “Pyrgos”, and several Byzantine churches, like Theotaki, the most notable one with interesting frescoes. The Monastery of Prophitis Elias is only 3km away from the village and it is located on the mountain’s peak with altitude 550m, the highest point of the island. The monastery’s museum is full of ecclesiastical articles of unlimited value. There are icons from the 15th and 18th Century, a 20th Century iron cross, silver bound scriptures and patriarch’s Gregory diamond-adorned Mitre.

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