The island of Santorini forms part of the Cyclades archipelago; a group of islands in the Aegean Sea not far from the coast. It is blessed with immense natural beauty and unique geological features wrought by the Thera Eruption. Visitors can marvel at the imposing cliffs, especially when the sun sets, painting them a fierce red. The mostly white houses that sit atop the island like the snow cap of a mountain give the scene, seen from the sea, a surreal quality. For their well-earned repose after hours of traipsing about Santorini or basking in its sun, visitors can retreat to holiday homes in Pyrgos. The hilltop location of this locale promises holidaymakers an undisturbed stay and stupendous views. Pyrgos holiday villas are all about comfort and style which is evident in the elegant styling of these spacious houses and the features they boast.
-Cinema: Movie lovers should remember to schedule a visit to the open air cinema in Kamari before they leave their holiday homes in Pyrgos. This is the perfect way to pass a summer evening; side by side with a loved one watching a movie under the open sky surrounded by palm trees. The movies are in English so no need to worry about not being able to follow the storyline. As they follow the movie visitors can partake of beer, wine and a host of other refreshments.
-Food and drink: Greek cuisine is one of the experiences those booking holiday rentals in Pyrgos look forward to most. Not only because visits to these restaurants will save them the trouble of cooking, the meals are simply to die for. A visit to the Metaxi Mas tavern will have holidaymakers singing the praise of Greek specialities for years to come. They serve amazing seafood at prices that are more than reasonable. To Psaraki closely rivals this restaurant, offering fresh seafood prepared in traditional Mediterranean style.
-Ancient ruins: The island of Santorini, apart from its unique geological aspect, visitors will be captivated by the historical sites found there. This is where the ruins of a Minoan village that dates back to the Bronze Age are found here. The site is called Akrotiri and here the visitors will find surprisingly well-preserved drainage pipes, walls and doorways, indicative of a thriving civilisation. Most of the artefacts discovered in this site were transferred to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera.
-Museums: At the Museum of Prehistoric Thera visitors will see pots, sculptures and beautiful coloured frescoes taken from Akrotiri. They are in good condition thanks to the volcanic ash that covered the site after an eruption thousands of years ago. For more of the same a visit to the Santozeum Museum should also be included in the itinerary. Here visitors will find more of the paintings retrieved from the Akrotiri site.
-Monuments: The holiday villas in Pyrgos are surrounded by a number of ancient buildings including numerous ancient churches. The Monastery of Profitis Ilias is one of the more captivating of the 33 or so religious edifices scattered in this village.
Pyrgos, like the rest of the Cyclades region experiences temperate Mediterranean climate. Those heading to holiday homes in Pyrgos between the usual holiday months of June, July and August should expect temperatures averaging between 26 and 28°C. This is a hot and dry period and hardly rainfall is recorded during this time of year. A bit of rain is seen during the winter, averaging about 70mm in December and January. Winter is not too chilly; temperatures generally remain in the teens during this season.
Most of the visitors to the island of Santorini will come in through the Santorini Airport. Those staying in holiday homes in Pyrgos will have only two miles to get to their destination after their plane touches down. This can be covered by airport taxis though their fares may be on the higher side. Travellers originating from practically any major European city should be able to find a direct flight to Santorini, especially during summer when seasonal flights and charters abound.