Tinos: Pyrgos

This village in Tinos is one of its most picturesque. It’s far from the port (29km apparently) and has a vibrant atmosphere all its own. Pyrgos is historically linked to marble carving, Tinos’ most well-known tradition, which is still supported today. Wandering through the streets of Pyrgos you find not only examples of the craft but also a number of workshops that still produce wonderful work (and there’s a new museum of marble working nearby!). One of my favourite villages not only for its art but also its vitality, and it was especially colourful and bright when we visited last September.

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4 thoughts on “Tinos: Pyrgos

  1. eirlys says:

    Lovely pictures, as usual – maybe you should make a book!
    I can’t help wishing I could try one of the ‘balls-like pancakes’ on that menu…

    • Thank you for your kind words, as always! Indeed, I think that’s why I took the picture – they mean ‘loukoumades’ which are more like doughnut holes than anything else, but there are a lot of creative translations!

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