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clinging on to a dying art

reknowned for the xista decorated houses Pyrgi, one of the Maticha villages, is a wonderful place... read more

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom

One of the mastic villages, houses painted black and white, a picturesque main street. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

reknowned for the xista decorated houses Pyrgi, one of the Maticha villages, is a wonderful place to lose yourself. the unusual decoration technique which is a dying art normally is undertaken with a fork scraping away the top decorative layer in geometric patterns will leave...More

Thank rocdoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, Pyrgi is beautiful, but be warned that the men in this village do NOT know that #timesup. My daughter was subjected to near constant verbal sexual harassment when we walked through the village in the evening. And when we stopped at a cafe, a...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

One of the mastic villages, houses painted black and white, a picturesque main street. Well worth a visit.

Thank carol190726
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful village with wide streets. Each house was an artwork due to their outside decorations. But I should tell it is too much of a touristic place and you must have a hat, too much and too hot sun:/

1  Thank Yankı B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Pyrgi is a unique village with its stone houses from middle age times. Its also know as painted village because of the decorative geometric motifs on the houses. If you visit Chios, you should defonitely visit its Prygi village and find shop of Manos. He...More

1  Thank ilker c
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The village of Pyrgi is a very unique village. The residents decorate their buildings is dark grey and while geometric designs which are quite interesting and time consuming to create. I have never encountered a place like this anywhere else in Greece. Pyrgi is very...More

Thank Greekxwoman
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I came to Chios specifically to see Pyrgi after seeing a picture of it in a book, and it did not disappoint. Stunningly unique. I went back twice. You will never see anything like it. If you enjoy unique architecture, you simply must find your...More

Thank Kensi B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We visited in Sept on a shore excursion. Pyrgi is located inland and is well worth a visit. Built for defense, it has narrow streets and its buildings are close together. The building facades are very unique, decorated with the grey & white geometric designs...More

1  Thank Jo_fr_Edmonton
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Interesting history and lots of examples of the beautiful scratched textures on houses. Tour guide a must!

Thank TrophyRachelle
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Lovely village in the south of Chios Island, part of the Mastic Villages established in the 14th & 15th centuries for the Mastic Trade. A beautiful village with its unique geometric designs on houses.

1  Thank crazyh
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