Another remarkable historical object to visit is the Profitis Ilias Monastery which is placed on a slope of the highest hill of the island. The monastery was established as far back as in 1711 by two monks. For a long time the monastery served as a secret school in which local children studied culture and Greek language secretly from Turkish governors. At present a part of the monastery building is transformed into a museum and in front of the museum tourists will find a perfectly equipped observation platform opening a vibrant view of the destination.
The city of Pyrgos, a former capital of the island, keeps plenty of remarkable landmarks and sites of tourist attraction. Its main symbol has for many years been the Church of Pangea Episkopi with its inestimable relic being the icon of Virgin Mary. A trip through the winding streets of Pyrgos will be full of unforgettable impressions as the views have almost not been changed for long centuries.
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