06 February, 2006

Pyrgi, Chios



In this weekend I added three pages on Pyrgi (or Pirgi), Chios Island.

The village is so beautiful with buildings decorated with geometric patters. It is even more colourful at the end of summer when the locals start to make sun-dried tomatoes (as you see in the photo).

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/pirgi_en.html

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/pirgiagapostoli_en.html

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/pirgivari_en.html


The village is in Mastichochoria (southern part of Chios where the mastic is produced), and its prosperity derives undoubltedly from this local and exclusive produce. Although there are quite a lot of tourists, it does not lost its charm of small village with merry local inhabitants.

The village has also a Byzantine church with splendid fresco paintings.

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