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From Pyrgos, 8 km southeast Fira, you can enjoy the wonderful panorama view over to whole island. It was the the islands capital until the early 19th century. Formed by buildings in traditional style around the Venetian castle, the small streets of the village go around the hill.
Visit the villages churches: The church of Theotokaki with its beautiful frescoes and old icons; Agia Triada, the churches of Agia Theodosia; Metamorphosi tou Sotira (Transfiguration of the Saviour); Agios Nikolaos; Eisodia tis Theotokou (Presentation of the Virgin Mary) and the Archangel Michael.
The most famous church of Santorini, the Monastery of Prophitis Ilias is 4 km far from Pyrgos. A small collection of ethnographic material and old icons can be admired in here.
The population of the village counts 500 inhabitants.