location & access
Fira Town : 6 kl
Airport : 5 kl
Port : 6 k
Kamari : 5 k
Perissa: 9 k
DESCRIPTIONOverlooks the entire island amphitheatrically !
The privileged location of the village overlooks the entire island amphitheatrically, offering spectacular views of the sunset and the cycladic archipelago.
The village of pyrgos is one of the best preserved medieval settlements on the island of santorini. it was the capital of the island after the destruction of skaros and up until the capital was moved to fira in the early part of the 19th century.
how to get there
DIRECTIONS & MAP
There are daily flights operating between Athens and Santorini throughout the year with Aegean airlines and Ryanair flights. Santorini airport (JTR) also has several charter flights that operate throughout many European countries.
Voreina offers complimentary transportation to greet you upon arrival and escort you directly to the hotel. Voreina Gallery Suites is located 5 km from the airport and is a 10 minute ride.
For those wishing to arrive by boat into the impressive Santorini port, there are many options as various speedboats and ferries transport guests throughout the Aegean and Mediterranean.
The hotel offers complimentary transportation from the port to Pyrgos. Voreina Gallery Suites is 6 km from the port and is a 10 minute ride.
You may download and print a local map with directions in pdf format.
ONE OF THE BEST PRESERVED MEDIEVAL SETTLEMENTS ON THE ISLAND OF SANTORINI
It was the capital of the island after the destruction of Skaros and up until the capital was moved to Fira in the early part of the 19th century.
You have the unique opportunity to stroll through an intriguing maze of narrow paths and see the ruins of the Venetian castle that crown the village. Within the fortifications (Kastelli) you will find the churches of Theotokaki dating back to the 10th Century AD and the church dedicated to the Virgin Mary as well as an ecclesiastical museum.
The privileged location of the village overlooks the entire island amphitheatrically, offering spectacular views of the sunset and the Cycladic archipelago.
The village of Pyrgos is very much alive throughout the year. You will find some esteemed restaurants in the village, including Taverna Pyrgos which is a local institution as well as Yiorgos Hatzigiannakis’ gem restaurant Selene. An array of local restaurants are available for you to enjoy including Kallisti, Cava Alta, Mythos and Rosemary. In Pyrgos you will find many quaint cafes such as Brousko, Johnnie’s, Kantouni, Mylos cafe and the world famous Franco’s at the top of the medieval castle. While passing through the whitewashed walls and brightly colored doors, you can pop into an array of souvenir shops or a local folklore museum (“Vanishing Santorini – Kanava Drossou-Hryssou).
The village of Pyrgos is known for its wine producing farmers which explains the presence of fine wineries such as Santo Wines Venetsanos and Hatzidakis nearby. At Santo Wines and Venetsanos you can take a wine tour and enjoy local wine while overlooking the largest Caldera in the world.
From the central square in Pyrgos, you can catch the local bus which allows you to explore other parts of the island.
Nearby attractions include the Monastery of Prophitis Elias on the highest peak of the island with an important collection of religious artifacts and a spectacular view of Santorini and the Aegean Sea.
The village of Pyrgos is known for its wine producing farmers which explains the presence of fine wineries such as Santo Wines andHatzidakis nearby. At Santo Wines you can take a wine tour and enjoy local wine while overlooking the largest Caldera in the world.
charm & history
THE VOLCANIC ISLAND
The modern island of Santorini (Thera) is located in the Cycladic archipelago in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. Santorini has been formed by nearly two million years of volcanic activity that have created the unique layers of natural beauty.
The island has a rich archaeological and geological history that is evident throughout the landscape as well as in the different intriguing archaeological sites and museums.
Whether you prefer a relaxing trip to the Cyclades or a more adventurous trip in the Aegean, you will not be disappointed while in Santorini. You can do a lot of shopping while strolling through the different villages enjoying the unique characteristics that define each one. There is always a place to rest, enjoy the view and sip a refreshing frappe or ouzo.
The island begs for photos and even the amateur can capture the breathtaking sunsets or the whimsical bright pink flowers set against the white washed walls.
For those seeking a more active vacation- you can bike, hike or drive to explore the island at your own pace.
Numerous excursions visit the volcano’s hot springs as well as the many beaches or traditional villages. Santorini’s natural terrain provides many steps if you wish to forego the donkeys or cable car.
The volcanic beaches offer a relaxing day in the sun or you can partake in the many beach activities such as volleyball, rackets, jet-skiing, parasailing or diving.