Enjoy Santorini by Car

Explore Santorini’s beauty on road

Santorini is a relatively small island but full of places of interest, villages and beaches you will definitely miss if you don’t rent a car or an ATV. Rent a car from Pyrgos Car Rental and embark on a journey around Santorini. Do not miss visiting:

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The Villages

Santorini’s villages are reachable by car. Visit the capital town of Fira and the nearby villages of Imerovigli and Firostefani for the beautiful caldera views. Also, drive to the tranquil village of Megalochori and the village of Emporio to see the castle city. Pyrgos village must be a stop in your itinerary where you can wander around the alleys with the lovely aura, have a coffee at the cafes and a meal at the restaurant of the village. Then head to the famous village of Oia for the sunset and more views to the caldera, the sea and the volcanoes!

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The Beaches

The most famous beaches of Santorini are situated close to Pyrgos. Visit the cosmopolitan beach of Perivolos, the EU Blue Flag awarded beach of Perissa and the volcanic Vlychada located just a few kilometres from Pyrgos. Then drive to Kamari to enjoy swimming and walks around the village where a series of unorganized and pristine beaches awaits you at the northeast side of the island.

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The Wineries

You would probably need a car to discover the wineries of Santorini. From Oia to Pyrgos approximately 10 wineries are open to the public to visit and taste their wines and admire their premises. Two wineries are located in Pyrgos villages; the Santowines with beautiful views and the Venetsanos Winery, which reopened hosting a museum and stunning caldera views, where you can also enjoy your coffee at the café.

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The Sites

To discover Santorini’s rich history, you will definitely need a car or a motorcycle so as to reach the archaeological site of Akrotiri, in the homonymous village. The impressive civilization, which flourished in Santorini 3.500 years ago, is now open for the visitors to admire the architecture of a city like no other in the Mediterranean. Then, at the Ancient Thera the remains of the city built by Spartan settlers at the 8thcentury BC will amaze you. More places of interest in Santorini include the Monastery of PropetIlias at  the top of the mountain above the village of Pyrgos, the Lighthouse of Akrotiri and of course endless driving across the line of the caldera with the amazing view to the volcano, the sea and the nearby islands!

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This is just the beginning. The people of Pyrgos Rent A Car will suggest many more interesting places to visit and discover the best of Santorini according to your interests!