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Cultural Village

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Address: Pyrgos 84701, Greece
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Beautiful and Unique Village

You can see Pyrgos from all around the island, it is perched up high with amazing panoramic views. We spent an afternoon exploring in June this year, is was very quiet and hardly... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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San Leandro, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Quiet-yes, less tourist traffic - yes, great panorama - yes. But after visiting many other medieval villages (e.g. Italy, France, Spain, etc) this was very underwhelming.

Thank Sandi S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

You can see Pyrgos from all around the island, it is perched up high with amazing panoramic views. We spent an afternoon exploring in June this year, is was very quiet and hardly no tourists about either. We loved wondering through the narrow maze of streets looking at beautiful colored windows, doors and the flowers that frame them. It is... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A labyrinth of small roads and traditional houses in Emporeio of Santorini gives you the chance to have a closer look of how the locals live .

1 Thank 244miltiadisb
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Pyrgos is less touristy than other Santorini's towns and definitely worth visiting. You can have a great walk around the village and get yourself lost in those little passages. The higher up you go the better view you get of the caldera, and the whole island. On the top there is a church and from there you get the best... More 

Thank Michalina P
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This village is calm and worth to visit, free from the crowd like in fira or oia. You can also visit a small charming church and have an afternoon tea on the area. This village have less charm than the small village in megalochori but still worth to visit.

Thank Maydina F
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We are so lucky that our rental is at the bottom of this village. This is island life the way we imagined it, an ancient town, fully populated and functioning with the most intricate patterns os allies. Every walk is an adventure that saturates the senses with beauty, paints doors, stunning displays of Bougainvillea, cheeky cats running through passageways and... More 

Thank Corinne A
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We almost happened upon Pyrgos by chance. We drove by down below and it looked interesting so we went. It was a great place to get away for a little while from the tourist hoarde in Fira. The small shops and restaurants that are in the area were very friendly and didn't mind us just poking around. The view from... More 

Thank Brian G
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

A small museum placed a little far from the little village center of Pyrgos.It presents how the life was on the island in the past.Not crowded,at the time of our visit we were the only visitors(it was around noon).There's also a restaurant serving traditional dishes. Pyrgos is a very nice little village with narrow streets ascending up to a hill.On... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Ok on day time there is some tourists but after 4pm or before 11 am this village on top of hill is just genuine one Go and be lost on narrow street Have a drink at Franco's or Castellivor both Discover the St Mary church And stay one night at Zannos Melanthron It s unforgettable

Thank ksarman
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I think this is the real Santorini and I would recommend a visit here. It is a 20 minutes drive from Fira' and it is full of nice little shops with local products. The village is made by many little narrow streets were you can still see and appreciated the way Santorini was 60/80 years ago. The local people you... More 

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