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What's Pyrgos like

Pyrgos lies inland around 5km south of Fira the capital of Santorini island, if you wanted to make that trip it would be a nice short journey of less than 10 minutes in the car.

Pyrgos is a fairly compact and traditional Cycladic village with small winding streets and the usual white and blue houses plus some pastel coloured buildings thrown in too. 

There's a good selection of hotels, mainly small suites and villas but there's a couple of larger 4 and 5 star hotels with swimming pools too, these are found on the outskirts of the village rather than in the centre. Pyrgos has a decent selection of restaurants and tavernas, most on the main road that takes you through the village but some others tucked away in the cobbled streets.

Pyrgos also has a bakery, a couple of ATMs, a car rental company, a chemist and a supermarket so if you wanted to stay here you'd have everything you really need right on the doorstep.

One of the biggest selling points to Pyrgos is that it's the highest point on the island so you get panoramic views that'll take your breath away.

Pyrgos nightlife

The nightlife in Pyrgos is fairly basic, there's a good amount of tavernas, some of which stay open late and have cocktails to go along with the relaxed atmosphere and fantastic views. 

If you fancy a bit more entertainment then head for Mythos taverna on a Friday night and you'll be treated to a "Greek night" with dancing and music.

What to do around Pyrgos

Pyrgos boasts a Venetian castle that dates back to the 13th century that's well worth a visit. There's also a cultural village that shows visitors what life was like on the island in years gone by and again it's a good place to spend some time whilst in Pyrgos.

There's not a lot in the area but you're not too far from Megalochori, Mesa Gonia and the church of Panagia Episkopi so you can easily visit those if you want to.

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Lots of Hotels
Choice of Restaurants
Assortment of Shops
Greek Dancing
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Great Views
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