Pyrgos  

Pyrgos - Santorini (Greece)

Pyrgos. Pyrgos is a village on the Greek island of Santorini. It is located five kilometers (3 mi) south of Fira, on one of the highest points of the island. This village was the capital of Santorini until 1800.

On top of a hill, in the heart of Pyrgos, is the medieval castle of Pyrgos. Venetians built the castle in the 13th century. The Greeks call it “Kasteli.” All kinds of restaurants and cafeterias are located here and the view of Santorini is spectacular. The houses in Pyrgos are built on the slopes around this hill. One of the most important churches here is the church Theotokaki. This church was likely built in the 10th century.

Sights in Pyrgos:

  • Santorini Museum
  • The church of Agia Triada with icons and other artifacts
  • The churches of Aghios Grigorios, Jesus Christ, Aghios Nikolaos and Panagia (Holy Mother)
  • The Monastery of Profitis Ilias, founded in the early 18th century. This monastery is located three kilometers (less than 2 mi) southeast of Pyrgos, on top of the same hill.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer

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Average temperature Pyrgos
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C

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