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Franco's Cafe

Castelli fortress, Pyrgos, Greece
+30 2286 033957
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crostini” (10 reviews)
“frango” (17 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castelli fortress, Pyrgos, Greece
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

If you have made it up as far as Franco's then you should be rewarded with a cool drink! This is a lovely cafe with good views across the island. Its good in the day and at sunset, we have been here for both and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cherylhinton
Reviewed October 25, 2018

love the Greek coffee with cardamon, the special cocktails, the music during the evening, the snacks, and the peaceful ambiance of Pyrgos and Kastelli area. Fall in love with this cafe!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Maria M
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We almost passed this cafe by without realizing it was there, since from the street it looked more like a private residence, accessed by several steps up to the door. If you choose to sit outside there is quite a large open air seating area...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Very nice vantage point in a beautiful hilltop village. Definitely get a seat, a glass of wine and witness one of the world’s better sunsets

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Blueworld3000
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Smoothies and lemonade was made with fresh fruits, the crostini again with fresh ingredients. Very hard working, friendly ladies in the cafe, would highly recommend if you need a refreshment at the top of Pyrgos after the short hike..!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ErinaM49
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended Franco’s by someone to see the sunset, our plan was to head back up to Oia for the sunset again but Pyrgos was a lot easier, a short walk to the top and well signposted you can’t miss it, a lovely rooftop...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank woodla93
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Sitting at the very top of old Pyrgos village serving great wine , beer and a limited but tasty food menu with excellent service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank durdans
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We went to Franko’s Cafe near the conclusion of an all-day private tour of Santorini. Our guide was quite good and promised that this was one of the best spots in the island for viewing the sunset. He also advised that it would keep us...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ScottB715
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to stop and have a drink with a view. Lots of character and staff friendly. Would recommend:)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ManchesterVJ
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This place was a really hidden gem. When down in Pygros we asked where we could find a bar and this was recommended. When we asked where they just said “keep going up” and that’s what we did until we found this little place. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank marooney90
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castelli fortress, Pyrgos, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Pyrgos
  • Phone Number: +30 2286 033957
It is a Coffee-Bar done with respect to the Greek tradition on the top of Pyrgos hill.We serve a selection of coffee, fresh fruit drinks, milk shakes, ice creams and desserts.Some appetizers and light food are available.Aperitifs and cocktails are our pride: Mr. Franco, the owner, has a collection of international awards for the quality of his drinks and for the style of his management.Warning! Because of its style and music (classical and retro only) Franco's Café is not addressed to everybody, but to people with a certain sensitivity.
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