Pyrgos is a town in the northwestern Peloponnese and the capital of the prefecture of Ilia.
If you visit the Tower, a rental car from Imperial Car Rental will be very useful for easy and fast travel.
From a historical point of view, the Tower succeeded the ancient city of the Lerindes and owes its newest name to a tower built in 1512 by Georgios Chernatas of Kalavrita when he discovered a multitude of ancient coins, handed over to Sultan Selim the 1st and as a reward took the title of bei and endless land in the northwestern Peloponnese, in the area where the present city is built.
During the Revolution of 1821 the Tower played a major role due to the contribution of its inhabitants to the national liberation struggle, during which it was also the first Greek city destroyed by the Turks. He became particularly interested in the raisin trade in the 19th century, thanks to his geographical position.
With Imperial Car Rental you can explore the city with ease and get acquainted with the attractions.
In the center of Pyrgos you will see the Latsio Municipal Palace built at the expense of Yannis Latsis, where many of the Municipality's services are housed, as well as the Folklore Hall.
In the central square of the city is the Municipal Market occupying an entire building block and the study of the work was edited by the German architect Ziller. Today the Municipal Market, after its renovation, functions as the Archaeological Museum of the Tower.
It is worth seeing the "Apollo" Theater, donated by the landowner Socrates Sillaidopoulos, which was based on Ernst Ziller's designs and was built in 1878. It was used for theatrical performances as well as for cinematographic screenings, while it was abandoned from the 1960s until 1995, after expenses of Yannis Latsis.
A remarkable building from 1880 with neoclassical elements is the Pyrgos Railway Station, which is located near the road entrance of the city, while at the northwest outskirts of the city is the Bus Station KTEL. Pyrgos or KTEL of the Prefecture of Ilia which serves the public road transport to and from the city.
The natural and archaeological sights outside of the Tower are easily accessible by car hire Imperial Car Rental. Visit stunning archaeological sites, Ancient Ilida, Basses with the magnificent Temple of Epicurean Apollo, Lepreto, Ancient Olympia with the Museum of History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity, Chlemoutsi Castle.
The beautiful traditional Andritsaina with its stone houses, paved alleys, running water taps, the Alfios River with the breathtaking scenery around it, and the enchanted forest in Foloi will take your breath away.
With the ease of car rental rental, Imperial Car Rental can visit the endless golden beaches and picturesque settlements of the area, such as Levantokhori, Agios Andreas Katakolos, Katakolo with the picturesque port of Katakolos and the endless golden beach stretching many kilometers southeast to Kyparissia, Skafidia, Agia Marina Duneikon, the cosmopolitan Kouroutas in Amaliada, the Thinon forest in Vartholomio with the enchanting beaches, Glyfa, Arkoudi, Loutra Killinis, Chrisi Akti, Kastro, Killini and the port of Kyllini where the ships for the Ionian Islands leave.
To the south are the Lerina, Spitza, Samic, Kaiafas with the impressive pine forest, the spa town, the thermal waters spring from the caves of the Anigri and Atlantis nymphs and Kaiafa Lake, at the center of which is the islet of Saint Catherine, Zacharo with its exquisite sandy beach.
The comfort of the car rental service Imperial Car Rental will make a difference in exploring the countless beauties of Ilia and make your trip to Pyrgos unforgettable, discovering a completely new dimension to the concept of "holiday"!