Cultural Village


In cooperation with the lauded Selene restaurant, this Pyrgos venue explores the traditional way of life in Santorini before it became a tourist mecca. Different rooms display different aspects of old Santorini, but the highlight is the gallery of photographs taken before Santorini's devastating 1956 earthquake. It's 100m from Pyrgos' central bus and carpark.

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1. Art Space

0.65 MILES

This atmospheric gallery is on the way to Kamari, in Argyros Canava, one of the oldest wineries on the island. The walls and niches of the wine caverns…

2. Wine Museum

1.26 MILES

At the Koutsoyannopoulos Winery en route to Kamari, this slightly kitsch but fun museum in a traditional canava (winery) depicts the traditional…

3. Ancient Thira

1.98 MILES

First settled by the Dorians in the 9th century BC, Ancient Thira consists of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine ruins and is an atmospheric and rewarding…

4. Kamari Beach

1.99 MILES

One of the most popular black sand beaches, this east coast beauty has calm waters for bathing and numerous restaurants and cafes.

5. Perissa Beach

2.39 MILES

Long, popular stretch of black sand to the southeast, with full facilities and some excellent tavernas. An all-night beach bar adds to the vibe.

6. Museum of Prehistoric Thera

2.64 MILES

Opposite the bus station, this well-presented museum houses extraordinary finds excavated from Akrotiri, which has been settled since neolithic times…

7. Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

2.71 MILES

Sitting prominently on the caldera edge in Fira, the Orthodox Cathedral can be seen from many parts of Santorini. Built in 1827, it was badly damaged in…

8. Old Port

2.81 MILES

Sitting 220m below Fira – three minutes by cable car, or 587 steps by foot – the Old Port, also known as Fira Skala, is now mainly used by cruise ship…