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A pretty town whose houses are decorated with carved and painted patterns...

A pretty town whose houses are decorated with carved and painted patterns called graffito.

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lovley village to wander around and take pictures

not much happening as far as tourist attractions. If you love to wander through narrow streets, watch a bit of daily life and spend a quiet 1 or so doing these things this is one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Claudia J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not much happening as far as tourist attractions. If you love to wander through narrow streets, watch a bit of daily life and spend a quiet 1 or so doing these things this is one of the better villages. Some small shops but everything closes around the siesta time for several hours.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to see, old ladies sitting outside their houses chatting away. Not much else to see other then the houses and arch ways. Great for a stop over leave the car in the designated place because no cars are allowed in the village. There is a small store as you enter the village.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Without need to my humble advise I assume almost everybody who steps on the island have an intention or plan to visit this village. Pyrgi is a village where you can feel the people who built very decorative exterior of the houses.Although very decorative exterior design there houses are very small which show and let you once understand the happy... More 

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Thank SuherKaan
Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

A must visit village in Chios island. Very unique wall "painting" on facade of houses. It has also a nice square to relax by a greek coffee .

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Thank 35Gezgin
Chios, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Very beautifull village. A medieval vilage which is unique. All houses are designed with the black and white geometrical designs. Highly recommended.

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Thank John V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Pyrgi is a very beautiful place, and a must visit if you're in Chios. It's not big, but the old ancient buildings are something else, and worth a visit. Perfect for a sunny day.

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Thank Michelle L
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Pyrgi is a village in the heart of the mastic growing area in the south of Chios. It features the unique method of decorating houses by scratching of the stucco to create these stunning patterns. Given it architectural importance and photographic impact for tourists it is surprisingly laid back. Lots of alleyways to explore, a shady village square surrounded by... More 

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Timonium, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This medieval village, with a unique style that is very different from other Chios villages, is worth a visit. Narrow streets flanked by painted white walls over the cement buildings provide a canvass for the locals to sculpt geometric patterns. The patterns are scraped with a fork to expose the grey cement behind the white paint which produces the contrast.... More 

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Adana Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Chios is a really interesting island to visit with different shape of architecture and villages. Pyrgi is one of them and you have to visit for at least two hours during your travel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Pyrgi is the most interesting town in Chios because of its narrow streets and figures of the houses. These geometric figures named xsyta are drawn by craftsmen. If you don't have enough time to visit Mesta, Olimpi and Pyrgi at the same time, you can choose only Pyrgi. You can't find good restaurant in the Pyrgi and you can go... More 

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