Pyrgos



“ The Tower(=Pyrgos) of Art...“

Secrets

  • Pyrgos is the largest village of Tinos proclaimed as traditional and one of the most scenic
    spots in the Cyclades.
  • Its name is due to the Venetian tower that was built in the 16th century for the defense of
    the region.
  • Times of great prosperity were those during the 18th and 19th century with the development
    of shipping and marble. It was then that the exploitation of marble (white and green marble
    of Tinos) and a long tradition of the art of marble started.
  • Promoted to a premier arts center, Pyrgos produced many of the most important
    Greek artists. The most significant artists are the sculptors Chalepas Giannoulis, D. Filippotis,
    Yiannis Voulgaris, Lukas Dukas and the painter, Nikiforos Lytras.
  • Today in Pyrgos, marble workshops, galleries and the School of Fine Arts are functioning,
    continuing the tradition of marble.
  • Pyrgos museums are particularly noteworthy. In the museum of Marbleworking the
    technology and the evolution of the history of marble, from its mining to the creation of
    artwork, are presented. The House of Giannoulis Halepas has been kept intact, just as this
    legendary artist left it. The Museum of Panormos Artists also, gathers works of great artists
    coming from this area.
  • Every corner of Pyrgos is a work of art. Wander round the narrow streets and admire the
    architecture of the village and the art of marble in every facet.
  • Pyrgos Square is unique, being covered in marble-with the old plane tree and its traditional
    marble fountain, it transports the visitor to another era. From this point, the Revolution
    began on the island (31 March 1821).
  • The temples of the village, Agios Nikolaos (1874) and Agios Dimitrios, have excellent marble
    décor.
  • Overcoming any hesitations, if you visit the cemetery next to the church of Saviour you will
    meet one of the major attractions of the island with genuine and representative samples of
    high quality of marble art in Tinos.
  • In the old monasteries of Kyra Xeni and Kato Monastiri findings from the prehistoric age
    -a vaulted tomb of the Mycenaean times and a tomb of Geometric times- came into surface.

Access

  • Pyrgos is located 23 km away from Tinos (Chora). 
  • Follow the new road network Tinos - Panormos (starting either from Tripotamou Av. or
    from Kionion coastal road) heading for Pyrgos. 
  • Map

Places Nearby...

village Panormos                         beach umb Panormos (Stafida)            beach umb Agia Thalassa                     beach umb Kavalourko                          beach umb Rohari
Panormos Tinos2        Stafida Tinos        Agia Thalassa Tinos        Kavalourko Tinos        Rochari Tinos