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Eparcheion Hill

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At the point where today the city is built, archaeologists locate the ancient city Dyspontion, while a quarter of the city was the ancient city of LETRINA. The city got its name from the large tower built on the hill of Eparcheion the Greek founder of the modern city, Tsernotas (1512-1520). This tower was in that place until June 1825, when residents of the city after the Sunday, blinded by civil strife, the demolished. The hill of Eparcheion today adorns the central square of Pyrgos with a small forest picnic and relaxation area and playground ready to host children.

Central Square of Pyrgos

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The city of Pyrgos honors Dionysios Karagiorga giving the name to the central square of the city, one of the major central squares in the country, in Saki Karagiorga Square. Dionysios Karagiorgas was born in 1930 in Pyrgos.He joined the Higher Industrial of Piraeus and later  the School of Economics and Business in Athens. His first contact with the public was initially as a Directorate of Ministry Program Coordination (1955 - 1956) and then in the Design Department of the Bank of Greece.

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