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Παρασκευή, 6 Απριλίου 2012

Pyrgos the capital of Elis

χαρτηςPyrgos (Greek: Πύργος, meaning "tower") is the capital of the Elis regional unit in Greece. The city is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, in the middle of a plain, 4 km from the Ionian Sea. The river Alfeios flows into sea about 7 km south of Pyrgos. The population of the town Pyrgos is 23,791, and of the municipality 51,777 (2001). Pyrgos is 16 km west of Olympia, 16 km southeast of Amaliada, 70 km southwest of Patras and 85 km west of Tripoli.
The Latseio City Hall of Pyrgos.
The municipality Pyrgos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:

 Archaeological Museum of Pyrgos (old Municipal market)

 Ernst (Ernestos) Moritz Theodor Ziller  Railway station of Pyrgos
 Ernst (Ernestos) Moritz Theodor Ziller  Archaeological Museum of Pyrgos (old Municipal market)
The municipal unit of Pyrgos is divided into the following communities (settlements within the communities given in brackets):
  • Pyrgos (Pyrgos, Anthopyrgos, Kavasilakia, Lampeti, Syntriada, Tragano)
  • Agios Georgios
  • Agios Ilias (Agios Ilias, Pyrgi, Stamatelaiika)
  • Agios Ioannis (Agios Ioannis, Kyani Akti, Palatas, Tragano)
  • Ampelonas (Ampelonas, Kouzouli, Rozeika)
  • Elaionas (Elaionas, Vytinaiika)
  • Granitsaiika (Granitsaiika, Kavouri)
  • Katakolo (Katakolo, Agios Andreas)
  • Koliri (Koliri, Kolireikes Paragkes)
  • Korakochori (Korakochori, Agios Andreas, Kallithea, Bouka)
  • Lasteika (Lasteika, Itia)
  • Leventochori
  • Myrtia
  • Palaiovarvasaina (Palaiovarvasaina, Agios Georgios, Kampos)
  • Salmoni (Salmoni, Alfeios)
  • Skafidia (Skafidia, Kalakaiika, Moni Skafidias, Patronikoleika)
  • Skourochori (Skourochori, Kato Kavouri)
  • Varvasaina (Varvasaina, Kato Varvasaina)
  • Vytinaiika
Pyrgos has a train station with regular trains to the port of Katakolo and Olympia. Service on the line from Patras to Kalamata via Pyrgos has been suspended in 2011. Pyrgos has a bus terminal, served by KTEL Ileias, with regular buses to most places in Elis as well as to larger cities such as Patras, Kalamata, Ioannina, Athens and Thessaloniki. The Greek National Road 9 connects Pyrgos with Patras and Kyparissia, the Greek National Road 74 run from Pyrgos to Tripoli via Olympia.


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