The resorts of Pyrgos and Akrotiri on the Island of Santorini

The resort of Pyrgos in Santorini

The resort of Pyrgos in Santorini ©Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flick

The Island of Santorini abounds in tourist sights, so you will have the opportunity to discover many beautiful places. When you visit Santorini, you should definitely visit Pyrgos, a very beautiful and picturesque village where you can feel the pure scent of history. The landscapes are absolutely wonderful. Pygros is built on the top of a hill, and by the 1800s was even declared the capital of the island.

Arkotiri is a site where excavations took place. The ancient name of the settlement is not known yet. The Greek village of Arkrotiri Greek awaits its tourists all year round, being at twelve kilometers from Fira.

The Resort of Pyrgos

Traditional houses in the Resort of Pyrgos built around the Venetian Castle are waiting for you to discover the wonderful architecture. The streets are tiny but beautiful and chic, they will make you feel like in the old times. If you start to discover the village from the central square on the feet of the hill, you can climb up to the castle. You will see many churches in this Greek settlement: about 33 sanctuaries open their doors to those who want to relax or to be have a moment of silence. The most beautiful of the church still remains the Prophet Ilias Monastery, where tourists can discover many ethnographic objects, and a collection of beautiful icons, all painted by talented local artists.

The resort of Pyrgos in Santorini

The resort of Pyrgos in Santorini ©Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flick

Although Resort of Pyrgos is definitely one of the most beautiful places on the island, only recently has earned a place on the map of landmarks for those who go on vacation.

Do not hesitate to visit Pygros because the Greek perfume offers the opportunity to spend unforgettable moments. The absolutely wonderful landscapes will give the opportunity to make great pictures, worthy to put in the frame when you get home. If you wish, you can buy souvenirs, because Resort of Pyrgos has several specialty shops.

The city of Pyrgos in Santorini

The city of Pyrgos in Santorini ©Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flick

The Resort of Akrotiri

During the excavations was discovered that in Akrotiri originally was a fortified Venetian castle from the medieval period. The remains of this building are still visible to those who come here. In Akrotiri you can find two beautiful old churches: Aghia Triada and Ipapandi tou Sotiros. While you walk through the Resort of Arkotiri in Santorini, you can have a wonderful view over the Caldera.

The overall atmosphere of the place is picturesque. In the area were built several hotels where you can stay. If you want to have fun, then you will have plenty taverns.

Hotel in Akrotiri on the Island of Santorini

Hotel in Akrotiri on the Island of Santorini ©rob whyte/Flick

When you arrive in Akrotiri, you will have the impression that you have stepped into the past. The tracks are very visible. Certainly one of the hospitable locals will offer to tell you more about the surroundings with a glass of ouzo or even more. Therefore, choose the Island of Santorini as a holiday destination and you will not regret it!


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