Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pyrgos From My iPhone

Pyrgos might be my 2nd favorite Santorini village (after Oia).  It is the highest village on the island, and standing at the top you get a panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards and entire island.  The village is home to a Venetian castle {which we somehow missed last week!} which dates back to the 13th century.  Within the village there are no streets suitable for cars, only narrow walkways made for pedestrians and donkeys, of course {watch where you step!}.  The homes are stacked close together within the hilly village and all are unique, which is a nice change from the standard "white" everything.

Pyrgos is perfect for a short hike and to watch the sunset.  We were there too early to catch it, but we decided to take in the view at Franco's Cafe, which is noted as the highest cafe on the island!  

We had their snack platter for 2 which included yummy olives, cheeses, and an assortment of crackers.  They had exotic teas and coffees on the menu, and I chose the iced mint tea.  I had no idea that it would have pine nuts in it; good thing I love pine nuts!

As we were leaving the sun finally began to set...
'Twas a lovely afternoon.. ;)


  1. Gorgeous! I haven't heard much about this town!

  2. Wow, so gorgeous!!! And that food looks to die for! :-)

  3. W.O.W. Amazing! 110% jealous! Beautiful pictures, I hope you're enjoying your time there.