Pyrgos, a word that literally means “tower” in Greek, stands proudly at a highpoint of the Santorinian mainland; at the foothill of the imposing Mt. Profitis Ilias. Back in the times of crusaders and pirates, it used to be Santorini’s capital, sheltering the locals from pirate attacks with its unique fortress-like architecture. This architecture, the famed “Kastelia” of Santorini, is characterized by the village’s homes, which are built close to one another, forming an impenetrable wall, and the narrow, winding alleys that would hinder any enemy raid, and is nowadays considered iconic of Santorini’s traditional way of living. The evocative Pyrgos is the best preserved of the island’s Kastelia, redolent of the weathered past of Santorini and a mystifying location that enchants all visitors reaching its – now welcoming – enclave.

Our Location
Right on the outskirts of Pyrgos, in a charming spot sharing views to both the noble Pyrgos Village and breathtaking panoramas to the caldera and the sea beyond, Apikia proudly offers much-coveted seclusion and pastoral beauty that surprises in its simplicity. Convenience of location, uninterrupted vistas and reclusive peace form the dreamiest spot for a restorative stay. At the same time, every major attraction on the island is within easy reach, making Apikia and Pyrgos the epicenter of an unforgettable summer holiday. What more could you ask for?
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