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Pyrgi

 
Church of the St. Apostles in Pyrgi, ChiosAn excellent, worth visiting monument is the church of the St. Apostles, a small reproduction of the catholicon (main church) of Nea Moni. It is a very well preserved Byzantine monument, richly decorated outside with brick patterns (denticulated bands, phialostomia, brick arches). The interior is covered with wall paintings made by Antonios Domestichos, Kenygos, from Crete, in 1665.
An inscription over the main entrance of the church informs us that monk Symeon, who later became the metropolitan bishop of Chios, erected the church "from its foundations" in 1564. This probably refers to a renovation of the monument, since its architectural and morphological features point to the conclusion that it was erected in the middle of the 14th century. Traditional feasts are organized many times through the year, besides the standard feast on the 15th of August, a religious holiday.
This picturesque village is at a distance of 5 kilometers from the beach of "Mavra Volia", with its deep blue waters and the remains of an extinct volcano, and Emporio with prehistoric, classical and early Christian ruins.


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Villages

Armolia, Pyrgi, Vessa, Elata, Lithi, Olympi, Mesta

Sightseeing

Prehistoric Times
Prehistoric Emporio
Ancient Times
Temple of Phanaios Apollo, Temple of Athena at Emporio
Early Christian Times
Phana, Temple of Athena Polias
Medieval Times
Holy Apostles, Virgin Sikelia, Fortress of Apolihni, Pyrgi, Mesta, Olympi, Vessa, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
Churches of Mesta
Post Byzantine and Later Times

Monastery of Zoodochos Pygi, St George Monastery at Pyrgi

Chios Beaches

Komi, Mavra Volia, Vroulidia, Avlonia, Karida, Salagonas, Aghia Dynami, Potamoi, Kato Phana, Apothika, Limenas Meston, Didyma Beach, Merikounta, Aghia Irini, Lithi Beach, Trahilia, Elinda