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Pyrgos It is located 5 km southeast of capital of Fira and is the highest built village in Santorini. The alleys in Pyrgos are impressive due to the Cycladic graphic architecture and the hidden churches.
The most famous church of Santorini is also found just 4 km from Pyrgos, the Monastery of Prophet Elias which is built at the highest spot of the mountain. It hosts a small collection of ethnographic material and old icons and attracts the locals especially during the Easter period.
There are some traditional and luxurious hotels in Pyrgos, offering a stunning view not only of the volcano but the whole island itself.
The Venetian castle is one of the main attraction of Pyrgos village and dates back to the 13th century. The fortified settlement is amphitheatrically built on the hill and offers superb views of both sides of the island.
Welcome to Pyrgos
Pyrgos can found at the highest point of Santorini, with panoramic views of the whole island all the way to the village of Oia. This hillside village was declared a protected settlement in 1995.
Pyrgos is a typical Fortress Settlement of the Cyclades. On the hilltop you can find ruins of Kasteli Castle, one of the five ‘kastelia’ on the island. Although there are many reports that Pyrgos was the capital of Santorini in the mid 18th century, the truth is that Pyrgos has never been the island’s capital.There is a memorial plaque near the entrance to the castle, commemorating those who died in the Second World War.
Traditional architecture, remains of neo-classical mansions, narrow winding paths leading up the hillside, small white houses, galleries, vineyards, churches, breathtaking sunsets … Pyrgos is truly magical.
If you make your way up from the main square towards the mansion of Zannos Melathron and up, you will discover one or two wonderful hillside cafes from which you can sip on a glass of wine and breathe in the sunsets and the panoramic views.
Transfer from & to Pyrgos
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- Private economy transfers
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Santorini Airport (JTR) is 5,5 kilometres away from Pyrgos. Transfer time is ~12 minutes. Price rates from Pyrgos to the airport and vice versa start from 22.5€.
Transfer from Santorini Port (Athinios Port) to Pyrgos
Santorini Port is 5,3 kilometres away from Pyrgos. Transfer time is ~13 minutes. Price rates from Pyrgos to the airport and vice versa start from 22.5€.
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