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Pyrgos Santorini Greece

The picturesque village of Pyrgos is built on the slopes of a hill and was the capital of Santorini up until early 1800. Because of it’s geographic location on the top of a hill, the village of Pyrgos offers some truly wonderful panoramic views.

Pyrgos - Santorini

Pyrgos – Santorini

The village is famous for it’s churches, and there are approximately 33 churches situated around the village including Agia Theodosia, Agios Nikolaos and the Archangel Michael. The most famous of is the Monastery of Profitis Ilias located high up on the mountain, and well worth visiting if you have the chance.

Pyrogos has become very well known for it’s yearly Easter celebrations, where the day before Palm Sunday the fragrant scent of rosemary decorates across the village and on good Friday the whole island comes out and the village is decked out with tine lanterns.

Pyrgos is a very beautiful and important village and is a place that all visitors should try and head to. You can take a walk around the streets admiring the beautiful architecture and colourful gardens – as well as the wonderful panoramic views you will fine.