Pyrgos in Tinos
Pyrgos is Tinos second largest village and has around 500 inhabitants. The Tinos town is, as you know, Tinos' largest village and it is about 23 kilometers from Pyrgos. It is a village with a very traditional architecture that has historical connection with a long tradition of sculpture. The village has a suitable touristic charm and it is a great pleasure to aimlessly stroll around in it.
View of the marble village of Pyrgos.
Map of Pyrgos.
A giant plane tree grows in the beautiful square and it gives shade to the inviting cafes. Alongside the square is a well-preserved fountain. From the steps to the right of the fountain, a alley leads to the village's cemetery. I'm usually not fond of cemeteries, but this is special and well worth seeing. The graves are of marble and richly decorated.
The beautiful square in Pyrgos.
The square seen from a different angle.
In one corner of the square there is an old fountain made of marble.
There is a marble museum in the village for those who are interested. Otherwise, it is enough to study the nice ornaments of marble that decorates many houses. One of the most famous sculptors of Pyrgos is Giannoulis Halepas (1851-1938). Many of his sculptures are on display in a small museum located in the beginning of the village.
The beautiful museum dedicated to the sculptor Giannoulis Halepas from Pyrgos.
One of many beautiful alleys in Pyrgos.
Another cosy alley in Pyrgos.
The grand cemetery with its beautiful marble tombs.
The nearest beach is in Panormos a few kilometres north of Pyrgos. If you travel by bus from Tinos town to Pyrgos, you will get off the bus on the island world's prettiest bus stop. Built in marble of course.
The bus stop in Pyrgos is of course also made of marble.
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