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Santorini Special: Things to Do in Pyrgos Village

Updated on January 28, 2016

A visit to Pyrgos village in Santorini is a must!

Live the history. The village of Pyrgos Kallistis- this is the full name of the village meaning the most beautiful tower- has a long history. Pyrgos is one of the five castles cities of the island and was the capital of Santorini for centuries. Today the history of Pyrgos is alive throughout the village and its museums. The castle city is well-preserved and in many spots you can see the architecture of the 15th century. Also in the village of Pyrgos you will see many mansions, symbols of the prosperity and wealth of the island during the 18th century.

The entrance to the Venetian Castle
The entrance to the Venetian Castle

Walk in the streets of the village

Pyrgos village in Santorini is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric villages on the island. The walk in the streets, in the shadow of the steeples and the blue domes of the churches will take you to another era.

Santorini Products Store at the main square of the Village
Santorini Products Store at the main square of the Village

Purchase local products

The Union of Cooperatives of Therian Products built at the entrance of Pyrgos village is home to the biggest winery on the island. It has also a café with terraces and breathtaking views, where you can enjoy wine tastings and also buy local products. Also, at the square of Pyrgos village you can buy products exclusively produced on the island of Santorini.

Visit the Monastery of Prophet Elias

The monastery of Prophet Elias is at the top of the mountain above the village of Pyrgos. The route leading to the monastery is unique. The view from the monastery of Prophet Elias on the island of Santorini and the sea is absolutely stunning.

View of the Monastery (south)
View of the Monastery (south)

Extra Tip: Easter at Pyrgos Village

The village of Pyrgos in Santorini celebrates Orthodox Easter in a very beautiful atmosphere. In the evening of Good Friday, the entire village of Pyrgos illuminates by flaming cans that are creating a unique atmosphere. If you plan your v
The village of Pyrgos in Santorini celebrates Orthodox Easter in a very beautiful atmosphere. In the evening of Good Friday, the entire village of Pyrgos illuminates by flaming cans that are creating a unique atmosphere. If you plan your v | Source

Enjoy a coffee or a drink in the traditional cafes

In Pyrgos village you will find a number of coffee shops to sit and enjoy a coffee, beer or a traditional ouzo with meze (greek appetizers).

Cafe "To Kantouni"
Cafe "To Kantouni"

Stay in a Historical Hotel

Visit the village of Pyrgos and enjoy a unique accommodation experience in Zannos Melathron Hotel, one of the most historic buildings transformed into a luxury hotel in Santorini.

Zannos Melathron Luxury Hotel
Zannos Melathron Luxury Hotel | Source
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Pyrgos Kallistis 847 00, Greece
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The village of Pyrgos is ideal for strolls at the narrow streets that are full with flowers, the picturesque churches, the traditional shops and cafes

© 2013 Nasos Kouzelis

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