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Franco's Bar

#51 of 152 Restaurants in Fira
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Steps to Old Port, Fira 84700, Greece
+30 22860 24428
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic view , a must visit

This place is the best relax-lounge bar in Santorini. Fantastic view good prices seats to lie down to see the sunset. The only bad things are that it's hard to find a seat and they dont allow non-alcohol(juices etc) in front seats. Other than that its perfect. Did I mention it plays classical music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Dante D
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Athens, Greece
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This bar is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset, while having a glass of wine. The service is great and it's never too crowded.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Went there with much anticipation after so many years only to discover that the place bears no resemblance to the original, classy Franco's of the past. Although the music is still classical, the noise from other bars nearby completely overrules the experience. The view is now spoilt by a new building in front of it (Russian ownership!) and the clientele... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is the best relax-lounge bar in Santorini. Fantastic view good prices seats to lie down to see the sunset. The only bad things are that it's hard to find a seat and they dont allow non-alcohol(juices etc) in front seats. Other than that its perfect. Did I mention it plays classical music ?!!

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Thessaloniki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great place to enjoy the wonderful sunshine of Santorini! On their lovely sunbeds I enjoyed their AMAZING mojito, which I highly recommend.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lounge, chill out place, with sunbeds and classical music. Amazing view of Caldera, difficult to find a seat. It is better for couples, not for a group of friends. It's more about relaxation, than amusement. Visit the place and then choose.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The place offers a large terrasse with open view on the Caldeira. This is a very qualitative place, with very nice service. Prices are very fair for the place. Around 12€ for à cocktail ( Good ones, not kind of juices...). Best deal seems to be Santorini wine for 25€ a bottle to enjoy fully Santorini taste.

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Warrington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stopped for a couple of cocktails a we watched the sun go down. Had a glass of champagne for €9 which was fab. The view was stunning, the staff great. Well worth a stop off for the view alone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It has a nice view. Sunbeds for couples to see the view. Onlyclassical music and nice coctails. However the environment needs some changes. It does not go with its "classical music" and "elegantly dressed waiters". Its like i am in my grandmothers garden with all those pots.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went there yesterday afternoon to see the sunset and we ended up to leave at 11 pm. There is no such bar. Fantastic view, quality drinks and cocktails, really kind stuff and fantastic classical and opera music. The whole atmosphere is fantastic, don't miss it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Francos bar is located on the cliffs adjacent to the cable car to the old port. Unfortunately the view is becoming obstructed by a new development otherwise it would be spectacular. Expect to pay top dollar for cocktails given the location, but they were fine and it sure beats being cramped with the mob that flocks to see the sunsets... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steps to Old Port, Fira 84700, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Fira
  • Phone Number: +30 22860 24428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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