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Franco's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Castelli fortress, Pyrgos, Greece
+30 2286 033957
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Munich, Germany
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really great small little town and super nice place for a drink stop over as views during the day are awesome. Totally worth the effort to go there.

Thank Benie M
Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nice view. Wonderful village Pyrgos and a fortress is near. Everyone was so nice, it was a pleasure to have a drink.

Thank mariliacoe82
Wallington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an ice cold frappe and beer whilst taking in the beautiful view! Worth a visit after a steep walk to the church.

Thank JohnSonia2010
Bedford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great little place in the backstreets of Pyrgos. Welcoming service and fabulous milkshake (albeit expensive). But even at EUR7, still worth it for the quirkiness.

Thank juliaplynn
Chelmsford, Essex
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We found Franco's looking for a restaurant and glad that we did. Amazing views and the best cosmopolitan. Very relaxed, took our time, did not feel rushed. We found them very friendly but there was a good crowd there which were very talkative so that helps a lot. We enjoyed both times that we visited.

Thank gorgemuffin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Popped into Francos after exploring the extremely pretty village of Pyrgos. Had Meze and Crostini, both of which were excellent and great value for money. The views are some of the best on Santorini and was a great way to spend the afternoon. Definitely worth the walk

Thank Gavin M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Franco's twice on our holiday and it was a highlight. Our hotel booked us a table for the sunset and each time was breathtaking easily beating the busy frantic atmosphere in Oia. The best mojito's on the island and lovely food served by friendly attentive staff who always make time for a chat. Pyrgos is so pretty and... More 

Thank 10000ceans
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Such a gorgeous spot to view almost the whole of Santorini whilst enjoying a cool refreshing drink. Wish we'd been able to return for dinner as the location together with the food on offer looked so tempting.

Thank Aerophobe
Diksmuide, Belgium
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice view on caldera. Great sunset with some classical music. Terras. Very good cocktails 8 to 13€. Restaurant

Thank Geert V
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My mum and I enjoyed sitting here with a cocktail, watching the sunset and chatting. We enjoyed this more than watching the sunset in Oia which is the more popular location. It was quieter, more intimate and great for photographs! We also ate here and the food was absolutely delicious.

Thank AshleighPoole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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