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At the highest point of the island and only 8 kms from Fira, is situated Pyrgos. Ideal for those seeking history and culture.


Set on top of a conical hill in the centre of the island is the beautiful medieval village of Pyrgos. From one side of the village, you have stunning views over the caldera and the sunset, and from the other you look out over the many vineyards stretching down to the sea. Life in Pyrgos is centered on its pretty village square with just a few wonderful tavernas huddled together under spreading trees lit with lamps and fairy lights. Myriad labyrinthine paths lead you up through the village to the Castello where you can take in the stunning views, and find more wonderful little tavernas hidden away down the narrow streets, some with stunning views over the island. Famous for its art scene, there are workshops nearby, and galleries to visit. Pyrgos is idea for couples who want a romantic getaway and a real taste of traditional Greece.