Nightlife in Santorini
The entertainment choices on Santorini are as plentiful just as the night is long. Santorini is very famous for that but also very good. Most of the bars and night clubs of Santorini are situated in the island's capital, Fira, but also in the island's most beautiful area, Oia, and in the two major beach resorts, Kamari and Perissa. Fira is the capital of Santorini Island and also its commercial centre. It fascinates much people and for that reason many café, bars and night clubs have settled there.
To truly experience Santorini, we recommend attending the several cultural events that take place on the island. If you are here in July, you may want to take in the annual Santorini Jazz Festival (www.jazzfestival.gr), which has been bringing many international jazz bands and artists here every summer since 1997. During August and September, you can see the Santorini International Music Festival (tel. 22860/23-166), with international singers and musicians, gives performances of classical music at the Nomikos Centre in Fira. Admission to most events starts at 15€ ($20). If traditional entertainment is more to your liking we suggest attending the traditional festivals such as the "Ifaisteia" Cultural Festival in Fira or the Episkopi Festival in Mesa Gonia on August 15, where you are served fava (a Santorini lentil dip delicacy).
Clubs and Bars in Santorini
On Santorini Island visitors can find a plethora of nighttime entertainment venues. The island is packed with bars, clubs, discos and cafés that play a wide collection of different kinds of music, satisfying everyone, from the classical music fanatic to the hard core rockers. Many café and bars are situated along the caldera and feature incredible panoramic sight over the submerged volcano.
Dom Bar is located in Kamari (Tel. 30 22860 33420) and it is the best spot to have a drink and enjoy some music. It is considered as one of the best santorini bars.
Koo club is located in Fira (Tel. 22860 22025)and it is one of the most popular night clubs on Santorini Island. It is always overcrowded of people in a mood to dance and to have endless party.
Enigma club (Tel. 30 22860 22466) was created in the summer of 1979. Since then, it is considered as one of the best night clubs of Santorini. It is said that if you have left Santorini Island without go dancing in Enigma club, you haven't saw the island, it is an impressive atmosphere.
Franco's (Tel. 030 02860 22881) is still the most famous and best spot for entertainment, but be prepared to pay about $9 per drink. Classic music lovers can relax in this Bar.
Amethistos Café (Tel. 30 22860 22048) has a friendly service in a cozy place. A Place where you can drink a cup of Greek coffee, it is something that you'll never forget.
Classico Café (Tel. 30 22860 23112) has been created since 1998, a regular stop for the visitor to Santorini. It is situated near the Caldera at Fira, it features what may be the best location for one to enjoy the famous sunset of Santorini.
Mylos Café (Tel. 30 22860 71001-2) is located in Oia, facing the most breathtaking view of Cyclades along with the famous sunset. There you will find the unique wines of Santorini fresh cocktails and coffees of your preference accompanied with the relaxing music.
The Yellow Donkey Disco
The Yellow Donkey Disco (Tel. 30 2860 31462) is located in Kamari and it is the most popular with younger guests.
Club 33 (Tel. 30 22860 23065) is located in Fira. This has a friendly atmosphere and good music. For Greek dance music, you should definitely go to Club 33.
Tithora Bar (Tel. 30 22860 23519) is located in Fira, cater to the aficionados of rock.