Pyrgos is one of the most beautiful villages in Santorini. The village is surrounded by the great vineyard of Santorini and features unique, fortress-like architecture, beautiful ambience, intriguing wineries and museums and relaxing everyday life
As one of the five Casteli (castle- cities) of Santorini, the houses at Pyrgos Village are built with adjoining outer walls, creating a fortress that protected the habitants from hostile pirate attacks back in Medieval times. Take a long stroll through the cobblestone alleys of the village, stopping at picturesque churches and squares, admiring the elegant mansions and marvelling at the ruins of the walls that create a mystifying experience. The overall feel is that of a nostalgic journey back in time. The village, also known as Pyrgos Kallistis, meaning the tower of the beautiful, was the former capital of Santorini and offers various opportunities to enjoy its vibrant cultural scene.
A Stroll in Time
360 Views of Santorini
Pyrgos is home to some of the best wineries on the island. SantoWines is the cooperative of the producers of the island and Santorini’s biggest winery. Here, you will enjoy a wine tasting experience with amazing caldera views. A few steps away is the Venetsanos Winery with a unique structure that should definitely be on any Santorini bucket-list. At the heart of the village’s vineyard, you’ll find the impressive Hatzidakis Winery while, should you be interested in delving into the island’s life and culture, the Cultural Village Museum “Santorini of the Past” is a must. Drive up to the Monastery of Prophet Elias, where you will enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the island along with a visit to the historic monastery’s premises.
Life at Pyrgos Village
Tastes & Feelings
Life at Pyrgos village has a beautiful ambience and a stop at the restaurants and cafes situated in the village’s main square is highly recommended to enjoy breakfast, lunch, drinks and delicious traditional dishes. The location of Pyrgos, almost in the centre of the island, shares equal distances from the most popular beaches of Santorini, Perivolos- Perissa and Kamari, and is close to the island capital, Fira. The Concierge of North Santorini- A Luxury Spa Hotel will be at your disposal for any recommendations and local insights to make the most of your stay in the beautiful village of Pyrgos.