More than just a romantic island, Santorini also boasts a lively party scene. While it’s not as crazy as the scene in Mykonos, you can definitely have a fun night out on the volcanic island – all you have to do is know where to go. Here are the best cocktail bars in Santorini.
PK Cocktail Bar
Cocktail Bar, Greek, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
Open from 8 a.m. until 3 a.m., PK Cocktail Bar, located on Fira’s caldera, offers stunning views of not only the caldera but also the sea and Santorini’s dormant volcano. With a friendly staff and a creative cocktail menu, this little open-air bar, split between three levels, is a favourite of locals and visitors alike and is a perfect place to end your day on the beautiful island of Santorini. You may just become a regular.
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Greek, $$$
Located on the rooftop of the Panorama Boutique Hotel, V Lounge Café & Cocktail Bar offers all-encompassing views over the caldera and is an excellent spot to witness Santorini’s magnificent sunsets. V Lounge, open all day, has a unique menu with tasty breakfast options, sandwiches and coffees. At dusk, the bar turns into a lively hot spot where visitors can choose between wine, cocktails or other drinks while taking in the surrounding scenery. What’s not to like?
Located on Perissa Beach, The Magic Bus is a beach bar where you can savour fresh coffee, a tasty lunch in the afternoon and then mouthwatering cocktails in the evening. It is open all day and is the kind of place where you come for breakfast before hitting the beach and end up staying all day, whether it’s on the bar’s sunbeds or in the water. The atmosphere takes on a definite beach club vibe at night with live music and DJ sets.
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Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Greek, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Set on the beautiful beach of Vlychada, Theros Wave Bar is a beach bar that features decks and verandas built above the beach. Relax with a cocktail in hand outside in a wicker hammock and take in the whole view while listening to the lounge music. After sunset, Theros takes on a full party vibe, giving you a chance to mingle with the crowd or dance the night away.
Built on two floors, Crystal Cocktail Bar is part of the Loucas Hotel. Perfect for evening drinks or a nightcap, the bar offers majestic views of the volcano, making it a favourite setting in which to relax and end your day on a high note.
Fino Cocktail Bar & Restaurant sits right in the centre of Oia. Forget the lack of a caldera view as you are in for a treat. Fino specialises in delicious Mediterranean cuisine and excels in creating tasty cocktails. Of course, Fino also has an extensive wine menu, along with all the liquors and spirits a restaurant and bar should have.
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Greek, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
If you associate summer nights with cocktails, then be sure to visit Tango Bar. Sip a delicious cocktail (try the refreshing Apple Caramel Martini or the Mastiha Fresh) and enjoy the view on a late afternoon. Start early or arrive late; whatever you choose, you will always find lively music and a party atmosphere where you can hang out with your BFFs or make new friends. You are bound to have a memorable time.