Pyrgos, Elis

  • Pirgos
  • Tower (Literal meaning)

City in West Greece

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in Pyrgos, Elis

Latseio Town Hall of Pyrgos

Dominating the central square of the city, it was founded in 1985 after the donation of the shipowner Giannis Latsis who was born in Katakolo.

Church of St. Nikolaos of Pyrgos, Elis

Located at Eparhio square, it is the metropolitan and the biggest church of the city, while it was inaugurated in 1906.

Church Agia Kyriaki of Pyrgos

The oldest church of Pyrgos located very close to the central square of the city, stands for its distinctive gothic architectural style.

The exterior of the neoclassical building that hosts the Apollo Theater of Pyrgos.
↗ NE   < 1km

Apollo Theater of Pyrgos

Founded in 1879, it is housed in a neoclassical building that hosts theatrical performances as well as other artistic and cultural events.

A photo of a paved road surrounded by big trees inside the Eparhio Hill (park) of Pyrgos.
↘ SE   < 1km

Eparhio Hill of Pyrgos

Main park of Pyrgos located at the edge of the central city square. It's ideal for a family picnic and offers views to the city and the sea.

A picture showing the front side of the Archaeological Museum of Pyrgos.
→ E   < 1km

Archaeological Museum of Pyrgos

Housed in a building designed by Ernst Ziller, it served as the old municipal market until the '60s and was inaugurated as a museum in 2013.

The interior of the Innotour Theme Park «Legends Of Greek Mythology» that includes ancient gods and monsters.
↖ NW   ≈ 4.5km

Innotour Theme Park «Legends Of Greek Mythology»

Contemporary digital museum ideal for families with children that is unfortunately currently closed.

The convent of Panayia Kremasti at Lanthi of Pyrgos surrounded by dense vegetation.
↗ NE   ≈ 9.6km

Monastery of Panayia Kremasti, Lanthi Pyrgos

Impressive convent of the 17th century built on a steep rock and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

An photo showing the external part and the walls of the Skafidia Monastery.
photo: Kolchak1923
← W   ≈ 14.5km

Skafidia Monastery

Historical convent that was founded around the 10th century in an area of excess natural beauty and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

A big cruise ship approaches the port of Katakolo and a small fishing boat is anchored by its coast.
← W   ≈ 15.1km

Katakolo Port & Settlement

Small and picturesque settlement dominated by its famous "tourist port" that is approached by numerous cruise ships on an annual basis.

«Mercouri Estate» Winery, Korakochori

One of the oldest Greek wineries dating from 1864 that stands for its museum of the history of winemaking and its old stone-built facilities.

A picture showing two columns and other remains of the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia.
→ E   ≈ 23.5km

Ancient Olympia

Greatest sanctuary dedicated to Zeus that was the most significant religious & sports center as well as the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

Questions & Answers about Pyrgos, Elis

Why Visit Pyrgos, Elis?
  • Located on the mainland, its official port is Katakolo nearly 14 km away.
  • With many facilities, it can be the base for excursions in eastern Peloponnese.
  • Impressive buildings of the famous architect Ernst Ziller dominate the city center.