The village of Pirgos, second in importance to Chora, is inland and up from the little harbor of Panormos. Tinos is famous for its marble carving, and Pirgos, a prosperous town, is noted for its sculpture school and marble workshops, where artisans make fanlights, fountains, tomb monuments, and small objects for tourists; they also take orders. The village's main square is aptly crafted of all marble; the cafés, noted for galaktoboureko (custard pastry), and tavernas are all shaded by an ancient plane tree. Whitewashed narrow alleys and flower-festooned balconies make it a pleasant place to wander of an afternoon. The quarries for the green-vein marble are north of here, reachable by car. The cemetery here is, appropriately, a showplace of marble sculpture.
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