The charming and picturesque village of Pyrgi
Pyrgi, a charming village on Chios in the Aegean Sea, is celebrated for its unique architecture, featuring black and white geometric designs known as “xysta.” This graffito style, originating from the 14th century Genoese occupation, adorns the buildings’ facades. Wander the narrow streets to appreciate the intricate designs and absorb the village’s enchanting atmosphere.
The village also boasts beautiful churches, such as the Church of the Assumption and the Church of St. George, offering both stunning architecture and cultural significance. Pyrgi provides easy access to the region’s finest beaches, making it an ideal destination for a delightful blend of history, culture, and coastal beauty.
Explore Pyrgi’s historic architecture, churches, and indulge in traditional Greek cuisine. Sample local delicacies, including fresh seafood, moussaka, and the unique Mastiha wine. Pyrgi is close to attractions like the Mastic Museum in Mastic, exploring the history of Chios’ mastiha resin. Visit the medieval village of Mesta and enjoy Chios’ beautiful beaches, such as Mavra Volia and Agia Fotia. Stay at the Voulamandis House for a traditional accommodation just 15 km from Pyrgi, offering a peaceful base to explore Chios.