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“Lovely old village”
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“Lovely old village”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a lovely old and unspoilt village on a hill with a maze of tiny streets, ancient churches dating back to 1600 and at the top an old castle (although not much remains).

It was pleasant to spend a couple of hours just wandering around taking loads of photos (it's that type of place). Unfortunately tourist coaches do stop here so it can get a bit crowded at times, best to time a visit when they have left for the day.

Within the old part of the town there are a couple of cafes/tavernas and a few souvenir shops but there is more choice in the new part at the bottom of the hill.

Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Most Overrated place in Thira”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Pyrgos is probably the most overrated place in entire Thira. The place is the highest point of the entire island which allow you to have outstanding views but at the same time its quite windy. Its a unique place to discover and its very easy to reach. The bus that would take you to Perissa would have a stop here or you can easily rent an ATV or a Bike to go up the hill.

The little town is set up hill with a lot of little stairs and alleys. There is a beautiful chapel at the top of it and lots of beautiful places to take pictures and spent some time. You would rarely see many tourist around here so its a really quiet place to enjoy (you would see a lot of married couples taking pictures). There is also a lot of small cafes and little shop to see and spent some time.

The constant blue and white of the area and the unique view of the island its a great combination. It also has a really nice vineyard close by with a couple of restaurant to taste the local products! I still cannot believe how people constantly avoid this place. For me, was a great surprise!!!

Visited June 2014
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“quite a surprise”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

i must say that pyrgos was one of the few surprises of the island, take an afternoon walk in the village and finish it off with the sunset at franco's. you'll probably love it. we did.

Visited June 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

really interesting to catch some history of how the island life was to what it is now...small rooms give the opportunity to experience the lifestyle from rich living to poverty....
really well laid out and a really interesting section of wine production... worth a look, the village of pygros is worth a visit to, great bakery :-)

Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Rent a small car - see the whole Island in one day”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was probably the best thing we did. We coved the Island from one end to the other, dined in 3 different places, and been to every single attraction. We took a tiny Nissan and it costed us (back then in 2010) about 70 Euros, and we kept driving around all day and evening. We took pictures every where. Stopped at the most amazing views around the sunset. The Island breathtaking. The beaches, the white Mediterranean style houses, the sea-side restaurants - an amazingly romantic place to be. Can't wait to go back again.

Visited September 2013
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