Despite the fact that Pyrgos is not the first place that will cross your mind when you think of Santorini, it is one of the most picturesque villages of the island, being a representative example of Santorini hidden gems. Pyrgos is located 7 km south of Fira and it is the largest preserved village on the island. Pyrgos is also the former capital of the island, which is mainly a reasult of its strategic location. Pyrgos is built at the highest point of the island, in the heart of the pre-volcanic hinterland, offering its visitors a panoramic view of Santorini. Walking on the small streets of Pyrgos you will see a more tranquil site of Santorini emerging. If you want to have a cup of coffee, you can make a stop at the central square of the settlement. There, you will find a setting of absolute serenity, with cats strolling around under the shade of the pine trees.