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Franco's Cafe

Castelli fortress, Pyrgos, Greece
+30 2286 033957
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crostini” (8 reviews)
“mezze plate” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Castelli fortress, Pyrgos, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived before sunset. Nice place, great view, friendly staff. We only had drinks, and the Mojitos tasted great!

Thank OsloTravellady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I walked right to the top of the castle and got thirsty. We spotted this cafe with chilled out music and amazing panoramic views. We had a lemon ice tea and mint ice tea. Both were very refreshing and cooled us down....More

Thank travelling_syl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Franco’s is located in Pyrgos. It has a wonderful view, delicious frappes and just a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Santorini.

Thank Phoots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped here for lunch. Cocktails were fab & were accompanied with nuts. Food was delicious we had crostini parmigiana, small meze & meatballs. View was absolutely stunning - a great place to spend a couple of hours!

Thank AliRobbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to watch the sunset and you will work up a thirst getting up there. Drinks and share plates available with classical music playing in the background it comes at a price but the sunset view is well worth it

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised by rain showers wile we were exploring the small city of Pyrgos and found this small place to hide. It turned out it was a very cosy place with a friendly atmosphere. The food were excellent and the service were friendly and...More

Thank Svein J
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We found this hidden gem and can not believe our luck - the perfect setting for what turned into a really dramatic sunset - due to high winds the view - accompanied by a great soundtrack - was incredible. The waiter (blond guy - didn’t...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Relaxed, chilled with great soft background music, good service, light freshly made meals, drinks, cocktails all with a breathtaking view. A must go to location in the old town. Recommend.

Thank Rory A
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Climb up the stairs for 5-10 minutes and you will make this great discovery combining Café style menu and classical music. This place is not really appropriate for a full meal, but for lighter snacks it is perfect.

Thank Viktor B
Reviewed June 6, 2018

One of the best wiews in Santorini. Nice place, atmosphere, good food, drinks and service. In my opinion two places to see the sunset in Santorini, Franco’s Cafe in Pyrgos and the streets in Oia.

Thank Gustavo C
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June 30, 2018|
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Response from Gustavo C | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge. We went directly before noon and get some drinks and appetizers.
July 9, 2017|
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Response from LeonaJoy | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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