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Prinylas is a beautiful, traditional village which in 1978 was declared a preserved settlement because of the old houses, the picturesque alleys and the mansions dating back to the beginning of the 20th century that demonstrate the wealth and the growth of the past.

Prinylas is built in a panoramic position at an altitude of 270 meters above the cove of Agios Georgios in Pagoi and very close to the village Pagi.

The village is mentioned in a document o 1200 A.C. as a seat of the Byzantine rule of ten. The small church of Agios Nikolaos, which dates back to the 14th century, is one of the sights of the village. In Prinylas most of the inhabitants have the surname Gialopsos, a name which probably comes from «Aigialon opsontes» because of the view of the sea. Another etymology of this surname is from the word yalopsos, meaning a person who makes glass.

From Prynilas besides the lovely beach of Agios Georgios Pagoi, you can also visit Palaiokastritsa  with its famous monastery  and its popular beaches.

39.70472,19.69702    39°42’16”N 19°41’49”E

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