The village of Pyrgos is situated in the highest region of Santorini. The village is surrounded by the great vineyard of Santorini, where the viniculture of the island produces the exclusive Vinsanto and other delightful wines. Once you reach the village, you will notice the fortress-like architecture of the main village. The houses were built with adjoining outer walls that protected the habitants from hostile attacks, with thick, solid walls and narrow alleys; these were the island’s medieval “Kastelia”, and strolling through their cobblestone alleys is a mystifying experience that gives the sensation of a virtual time-travel.
In Pyrgos you will find delightful cafés and traditional restaurants serving local delicacies, charming shops, galleries and exhibitions as well as various craft workshops. As the village is situated in one of the highest spots on the island, you are rewarded with amazing views and amazing photographic opportunities. For more panoramic views to the entire island, visit the neighboring monastery of Profitis Ilias.