Santorini Bucket List: 10 Things To Do On The Greek Island

5. Visit the Picturesque Village of Pyrgos


If spectacular views are your thing, then a visit to the village of Pyrgos is a must. The highest village on Santorini, Pyrgos allows you views stretching far and wide across Santorini and beyond.

Make it to the very top and you’ll be rewarded with the sight of the ruins of the Kasteli, one of the five Venetian castles on Santorini. Built as a hideaway from invading pirates in years gone by, the winding streets and narrow alleyways up to the Kasteli were designed to confuse the presumably intoxicated and possibly even a little bit daft, pirates who might have been on the attack.

Pirate traps aside, take a wander around the traditional houses, taverns and shops selling local goods that dot the streets of this pretty village.


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