Pyrgos is situated close to the deep blue coast of the Ionian sea and is surrounded by history. The locals are friendly and hospitable. What else could you ask for? Whichever route you decide to take, you will be fascinated. There are so many places offering whatever a holidaymaker seeks; historic sites, pristine forests, cosmopolitan and quiet beaches, entertainment facilites, all those things that help us relax and wind down.
Municipality of Pyrgos
Municipal Districts 19
The municipality of Pyrgos was established after the merging of the pre-existing municipalities of Pyrgos, Olena, Volax and Iardanos. It is the administrative and business capital lying 12 km from the port of Katakolo. Pyrgos is a modern city which is continually developing. It does though still maintain traditional neighborhoods and restored old buildings that lend to prove the historic significance of the town.
The main square is in the heart of the city. It is flankedon one side by the Latseio Town Hall, on the other by the cathedral of St. Nikolas and finally by the hill of Eparheio that offers a view of the whole area to the sea. The cafes of the square are a favourite meeting place for the local population.
The Municipal market, one of the most outstanding restored buildings in the Peloponnese lies at a close distance to the main square as well as Apollo theatre where most cultural events take place in this vibrant city. The port of Katakolo lies 12 km from the city. It is the gate through which thousands of visitors enter the prefecture and it offers top quality services. The town of Epitalio is quite close to Pyrgos, there you can visit the archaeological site of ancient Epitalio as well as the monastery of Zoodohos Pigi , which is located on a hill. Two more destinations near the city of Pyrgos are the Monasteries of Skafidia and Kremasti, both have existed since Byzantine times. There are more churches and monasteries to visit in the surrounding area travelling through idyllic countryside.
Which ever route you decide to take from Pyrgos will definitely offer you an insight in Greece and an opportunity to savour the beauty of the area.
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Overview of the most important sights
Population : 47,995 (2011 census)
Municipal districts: 19
Sights of municipal district of Pyrgos
• St Nikolas cathedral
• Archaeological museum
• Municipal market
• Old hospital
• Monastery of Skafidia
• Pyrgos Railway station
Art & Culture of municipal district of Pyrgos
• Apollo municipal theatre
• Global Movie Festival “Zizanio”
Sights of municipal district of Volax
• Monastery of Zoodochos Pege
• Ancient Epitalio- Mycenaean Thryo
• St. George’s chapel and the age-long yew tree
Outdoors & Andentures of municipal district of Volax
• Railway bridge of Alpheios
• Dried lake of Agoulinitsa
Sights of municipal district of Iardanos
• Monastery of St. Nikolas at Fragopedema
Sights of municipal district of Olena
• Monastery of Kremasti
• Monastery of St. John at Nikava
• Monastery of Asketes
Outdoors & Andentures of municipal district of Olena
• Goumero gorge
• Historic Olympian trail
• Trypio Lithari at Koutsochera