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Unique and quaint!

The village of Pyrgi is a very unique village. The residents decorate their buildings is dark grey... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Greekxwoman
via mobile
Once in a Lifetime

I came to Chios specifically to see Pyrgi after seeing a picture of it in a book, and it did not... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Kensi B
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New York City, New York
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A pretty town whose houses are decorated with carved and painted patterns called graffito.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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"narrow streets"
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"village square"
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"geometric designs"
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"unique architecture"
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"white wash"
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"nice village"
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"white walls"
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"byzantine church"
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"greek coffee"
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"daily life"
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"unusual place"
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"decorated buildings"
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"amazing town"
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"sunny day"
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"several hours"
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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

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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.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Cute little village. Very narrow streets you can touch both walls at the same time. Carving styles on the wall..

Thank Caner A
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Pyrgi is a very small village and houses around the city really you must see.Also Church in town quite nice.We had chance to see baby baptize.Nice coffee shops in center

Thank Nil S
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We have been to both Mesta and Pirgi and Pirgi is much better. The history is everywhere, very clean streets, nice restaurants and souvenir shops. Parking is also easy. You can also use your stroller comfortably if you have kids. If you are in Chios,...More

Thank Öyküm G
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Known as the painted village, Pyrgi stands relatively intact because it was not demolished during the earthquake of 1881. It appears the building get whitewashed and then designs are carved thru the surface coating. Some say Christopher Columbus was born near here, as the Columbus...More

Thank differentname
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

It is an amazing town with very different building structure and relax atmosphere. It must be visited once in a lifetime and have a free time in town centre.

Thank Topragin
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