Pyrgos is well known for its rich tradition in marble sculpting. It may sound surprising, but the local cemetery has become a great display of state of the art sculptures and engravings.
Yiannoulis Halepas was one of the most famous Tinian sculpurers known in Greece. He is considered to be one of the most talented "marble artists" of the 20th century. His creations can be found all over Greece, from luxurious villas in the suburbs of Athens, to various museums. Halepas lived in Pirgos, where his house serves now as a museum. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to visit the numerous marble stores. Most artists will sculpt during business hours, giving you the oppurtunity to see them in action
After your first walk through Pirgos, you will notice that all the houses are decorated with artistic marble engravings.
Pirgos and Panormos are considered as one village, simply because there is one mayor for both places. Many maps name Pirgos as Panormos, and therefore confusing unsuspected tourists. One would expect Pirgos to be overly crowded, but surprizingly enough, it's not!