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PYRGI (PRX), Small town, CHIOS

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PYRGI Small town CHIOS

Overview

Pyrgi was named after the central tower which is still well-preserved, is the largest and for many, the most important village in Chios. It is also called the "painted" village due to the unique architectural designs known as "xysta" (facade decorations comprised of geometric and natural motifs) which are clearly evident even today. Pyrgi is a medieval village with stone houses connected together, beautiful balconies decorated with xysta and small, sun-dried tomatoes hanging from the balconies. The village is comprised of narrow streets, geometrically designed wall embellishments and remarkable churches. These are vital features that compose the village's character.

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Population Census

Year Population
1991 1164
1981 1235

Geographical Data

Type of location: Listed traditional settlement, Town hall, Towers, Municipal district, Medieval settlement
Postal Code: 82102
Tel +30 22710
Altitude: 100 meters
Longitude: 25o 59' 57.15" E
Latitude: 38o 13' 36.84" N

Distances:
24 Kilometers Northeast (NE) the capital of the island CHIOS, Town, NORTH AEGEAN , GREECE

Have acces to the sea:
6 Kilometers Southeast (SE) the port: EMBORIOS, Port, CHIOS , GREECE

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