Pyrgos – Bell towers and doors

Thira (Santorini), Greece, 12 October 2018.

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(Click on any image to see it in a larger size, if you are on a PC or tablet at least.)

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On our last day on Thira, we drove back from Perissa through Emporio to Pyrgos.  This was on the way, I think just past Emporio.  The structure at the top is obviously old, perhaps Venetian.  I couldn’t find it on Google Earth and can’t identify it.

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We are now in Megalochori, on the back-street route to Pyrgos.

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This image and the following ones are all from Pyrgos.

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They are generally aesthetic images rather than historic and need little description.

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Pyrgos is a traditional village in the centre of the island, declared a protected settlement since 1995.  It was the capital of the island until 1800.

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One thing that caught my eye was the old doors.

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… or new and old in this case.

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Below is Perissa, where we had come from earlier.

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This is a view of Kamari, a bit further north than Perissa.

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Agia Theodosia Church, at the highest point on the island.  We will see this popping up in several of the images below.

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. Architecture, Art, Belltowers, Doors, Greece, History, Landscape, Photography, Pyrgos, Santorini, Street photography, Thira, Travel A different bell tower.

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Looking towards the caldera, I think.

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We are now inside the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

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Looking towards the south end of the island, on the caldera side.

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Looking towards Oia.

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The centre of the island.

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Some of the ruins of the Venetian castle that once stood here.

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I think this is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary from the outside.

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From here, we headed to the port where we dropped off the rental car and caught the ferry to Crete.

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9 comments on “Pyrgos – Bell towers and doors

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Wonderful views, but I had to laugh. There’s always a cat.

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  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Excellent series, Murray. Your attention to framing, color and detail make these images special.

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  3. 6qsite says:

    👏👏👏👏👏

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  5. Robert Hayes says:

    That blue and white sure is captivating! I would love to hear the bells. You sure are a master of that device!

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