If you have ever wondered the way to the highest point of Santorini, look no further! Pyrgos, is a traditional village with breathtaking, panoramic views, narrow alleys that its one leads to different landscapes without making it difficult to find your way back.
You can meet the heartwarming people that live in Pyrgos, at the little shops and small cafes. Their welcoming and kind spirit in combination with the wild beauty of Santorini creates a magical atmosphere.

The number of churches surrounding you in Pyrgos, makes this village as Holy as its own history over the past centuries. Finally, this comes to life intensively around Easter time on Holy Good Friday (aka ‘Megali Paraskevi’) when the whole hillside is lit up with burning fire brands. The experience is so unique and the Kastelli Castle reminds you what celebration looks like.

PYRGOS
TOP PLACES TO VISIT
  • 1. Fira town

    Fira town is the capital and the heart of Santorini. The shops, cafes, restaurants and last but not least, the view makes Fira ideal to visit all through the day.

    The way from Fira town to the old port of Santorini by cable car is unique and it gives you a complete picture of how high the walls of Caldera are. The same route can be done by riding counting more than 580 paved steps.

  • 2. Akrotiri Archaeological Site
    One of the most important archaeological sites in the Aegean is Akrotiri and the findings of the excavations that began in 1967. The excavations revealed a part of the ancient civilisation until the 17th century BC when its inhabitants left due to powerful seismic foreshocks.

    You can walk through between houses, shops and warehouses as they were found in 1967 and experience the history of so many centuries.

  • 3. Prophet Elias
    The Prophet Elias Monastery in Santorini is found between Pyrgos and Kamari village and it was built in 1712. The monastery used to help economically and culturally the island in the 18th and 19th century.

    Today the Monastery of Prophet Elias, hosts a collection of rare ecclesiastical items, hand-written books and Byzantine icons.

  • 4. Kastelli Castle

    Pyrgos’ castle is one of the five castles in Santorini and the most recent on even though it was established in 1580. The castle was built on a series of underground arcades that were used as shelters and escape routes in case of attack. Later on, when the settlement was extended out of the castle the citizens created windows, balconies and they also put up doors to make the castle united with the rest. Nowadays, Pyrgos’ castle consists of a number of churches, houses, hotels and small shops.

VILLAS LOCATION
  • 1. Villas Location

    If you have ever wondered the way to the highest point of Santorini, look no further! Pyrgos, is a traditional village with breathtaking, panoramic views, narrow alleys that its one leads to different landscapes without making it difficult to find your way back.
    You can meet the heartwarming people that live in Pyrgos, at the little shops and small cafes. Their welcoming and kind spirit in combination with the wild beauty of Santorini creates a magical atmosphere.

    The number of churches surrounding you in Pyrgos, makes this village as Holy as its own history over the past centuries. Finally, this comes to life intensively around Easter time on Holy Good Friday (aka ‘Megali Paraskevi’) when the whole hillside is lit up with burning fire brands. The experience is so unique and the Kastelli Castle reminds you what celebration looks like.

WINERIES
  • 1. Wine Museum Koutsoyannopoulos
    This is the only Wine Cave Museum in Greece and it is located 8 meters below the earth. It has the shape of a labyrinth and it presents the history of wine in Santorini since 1660.

    All tools, utensils, and machines are authentic and rare pieces, thanks to the special value of their long-standing use by the previous generations of the Koutsoyannopoulos family.

  • 2. Santo Wines
    Santo Wines is one of the most famous places on the island. Its perfect location while overlooking the Caldera and watching the sun to fade into the blue of the ocean makes it ideal for wine tasting as well as wedding receptions.

    All the local – not only – wine productions meet there to help visitors experience Santorini to the fullest.

  • 3. Hatzidakis Winery

    The Hatzidakis Winery was founded in 1997 by Haridimos and Konstantina Hatzidaki. The multi awarded winery is located in Pyrgos, Santorini and it all started from a small land they owned. After a lot of dedication, work, innovation and creativity, Hatzidakis Winery today cultivates 100 acres and in most of them it applies organic farming.

    Its fame has gone far away in countries like, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and all over Europe. Finally, it all comes back to the winery owner where the philosophy of Haridimos is: “to enrich and broaden the grape varieties, as well as to improve the quality of the Santorinian vineyard, which has many secrets to reveal”.