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10 Labyrinths Worth Exploring

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Pyrgos, Santorini

The white village of Pyrgos, high in the hills of Santorini, was originally built in the early 1800s as a labyrinth to confuse and trap invaders. Dead ends provided advantages to the Greek townspeople, who could drop any number of deadly and injurious materials on hoards of soldiers. Now the old capital is quiet, located far to the south of bustling Oia and Fira, but it boasts clifftop views of the entire island and the surrounding seas. Today it is more gratifying than puzzling to get lost in its winding streets. 

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