Pyrgos is the largest of the vilages at the north end of the island of Tinos, in the Cyclades. Other villages that together with Pyrgos constitute the municipality of Panormos are Marlas, Mamados, Platia, Vernardados, Panormos and Rohari.
The northern part of Tinos, called Exo Meri, besides its simple beauty
and its interesting and friendly people, has been the home of a centuries
old tradition on fine arts. Work on marble is the main occupation of a
large number of its residents. Their work ranges from excavating to cutting
and polishing, to sculpture, instruction for new artists and restoration
The main square of the village, with an ancient sycamore tree.
The social life of the village is centered here.
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On Panormos there is a sandy beach, called Stafida, where you can swim without having to walk more than a few meters.
If you want to have more privacy, you can walk to the left as you face the sea (north). The next beach has nice pebbles rather than sand and it is called Volia.
Further north, after another 5-7 min walk, you will find a small sandy beach called Ayia Thalassa, perhaps the beach most protected from the northern wind.
Even further north, following the sea shore, there is yet another sandy beach, Kavalourko, with old trees to give you shade and protect you from the wind. From there you can swim to the little island of Planitis, or, if the sea is calm, walk to it.
If you would like to drive or walk to a sandy beach, you can continue driving to the south of Panormos, past the harbor, along the beach, to Rohari. When the wind is from the south, the sea there is very calm and very enjoyable. With a north wind, this is an ideal beach for windsurfing.
In Pyrgos, at the main square there are two coffee shops, where you can have from a drink (try the local strofilia, similar to ouzo) to a desert (try galactompoureko, a custard-filled pastry) to a light meal.
At the entrance of the village there is a restaurant, Irene's, with homemade and affordable food.
In the village, on the road to Panormos, there is Vinia, an upscale restaurant, open during the summer. Next to it there is a bar, Soulatso, open late into the night.
In Panormos there are two or three bars and restaurants that serve local
specialties, and fresh fish.
Some of the workshops in town belong to:
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