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Pyrgos (Pyrgos Kallistis)
Pyrgos (Pyrgos Kallistis) is a picturesque hillside village set on a volcanic crater at the highest point of the Greece’s Santorini, offering panoramic views of the rest of the island. At the top of the village sit the ruins of Kasteli Castle, remnants of the former capitol of the island before it was moved to Fira (where it remains today.)
Pyrgos is as beautiful as the rest of the island, but also has a special historic charm — with traditional white houses, Byzantine churches, Cycladic architecture, and small winding cobblestone lanes and paths. Some of the churches has beautiful old frescoes visible on the walls. The area sees far fewer tourists than the rest of the island, so it keeps a peaceful atmosphere. Though the town has merely 700 inhabitants, there are tavernas and local restaurants. Visiting the village is a way to experience the traditionally preserved culture of the Greek islands.

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Pyrgos is only few kilometers south of Fira, though it is best approached by car due to the steep location.
Address: Santorini, Greece, Greece
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Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Oia and Fira, including Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Wine Tasting

Check off Santorini’s premier sights on this private, half-day shore excursion. After meeting your guide at Santorini port, travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to a local winery, where you’ll pamper your palate with a wine tasting. Visit, too, the Prehistoric Museum Thira (or Thera) and see exhibits from the exavation of Akrotiri. Soak up postcard-perfect views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea from charming Oia, and make the most of free time to explore bustling Fira before returning to port by cable car.
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