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$10 - $15
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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All reviews frango meatballs classical music watch the sunset great view highest point worth the climb great cocktails sunset view amazing sunset perfect spot nice service beautiful place definitely worth a visit oia island steps
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of four absolutely loved watching the sunset at Franco’s. Tip top negronis, tasty bruschetta and front row seats (it’s worth booking these) made this the most perfect and memorable evening.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

couple of beers and a snack were welcome after the climb up the narrow streets, great place with wonderful views

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Francis cafe in Pyrgos whilst touring the island on our quad. Wow….. what a lovely place and a view to die for. Lovely shady terrace with views over Santorini. Staff were amazing. Only stopped for drinks but could imagine an excellent dining experience.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finding Franco’s bar made our night. It is the best place to watch the sunset. My husband and I had drinks and some dessert and we we’re thrilled with the service and ambiance. The music was wonderful and so were all the staff.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Franco’s Cafe is on the top of Pyrgos. The view is amazing and the staff is very polite/friendly. We ordered a few drinks/snacks and went here 2-3 times during our trip. This turned out to be one of our favourite places in Pyrgos, both during...the day (if you are exploring Pyrgos) and for a sunset drink (the sunset view from here is amazing, and I would recommend you to reserve a table to be able to go here during the evening).More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suggested by the concierge of our hotel one of the best spot in Santorini, Amazing view and really worth it .

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Santorini - go to Pyrgos and be amazed when enjoying the sunset with a glass of local wine and food at Franco's Cafe. We discovered this amazing place when walking up to streets in Pyrgos. The spot is absolutely breathtaking! With a nice...square in front, you arrive at a beautiful terrace overlooking Pyrgos and Santorini - with an amazing sunset around 20.30! Our first time - we were welcomed by a friendly lady who seated us second row - as the first row is only on reservation. We enjoyed our Santorini wine with some local delicacies. The setting, location, friendly people working there and the wonderful music makes this an amazing place to be. When we left, the lady at the front desk, asked for our names and told us to book a day in advance for next time ... and so ... a week later, we did. We arrived that evening and we got welcome with open arm by her and the other people working there. With a big smile we got seated at the best table on the terrace and again we enjoyed everything Franco's has to offer. When it got a bit colder, they offer warm blankets.... The lady come to us, that she had to leave and she was really happy to us again. That was so sweet!!! We had an amazing time there and can recommand it 200% Thank you for the great experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What more do you need - fantastic views from the highest accessible point on Santorini and terrific, friendly service. Worth visiting at any time of day but obviously sunset is the best.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello you lot. We went to Santorini for a short break and after traipsing around Thira and Oia, running into tourists from ferries by the bucket load, we decided to search closer to home so to speak. Whilst driving to and from places we’d pinged...the high village of Pyrgos, so thought “why not”. So glad we did. It’s splendid without having all of those seafarers that I mentioned. Absolutely quaint little and quiet ‘streets’ and alleys. We went right up to the top and then saw the Cafe. It was truly delightful. The staff were brill, and brought our drinks really quickly. The photo opportunities there are to die for and I thoroughly recommend it. You can get a 360 degree view of the island. It’s the highest point civilians can go to (there’s a military base higher up but obviously that’s out of bounds). Fantastic afternoon with reasonably priced and delightful touristy type shops.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a meal on our last night in Santorini and it was absolutely perfect. Food was great (they offer loads of vegan options!!) and the staff were so lovely and attentive. The atmosphere as the sun setting was something that me and my...partner will never forget.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most wonderful verandah to watch the sunset, but also serve the best cocktails and home made desserts, which were delicious. Perched at the top of Pyrgos, which is well worth a visit in its own right, do make your way to Franco’s-the only place...we visited for a second timeMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, on top of the island. We had a drink there for the sunset. The food was excellent, the view stunning and the waiters and waitress all very nice and professionnal. We recommend the experience !

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It really worth it to visit, one of the best place in Santorini where you can see everything of the island. Really enjoyed

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a climb to get here but the views are worth it. A wide range of drinks and decent service but definitely on the pricey side, four soft drinks costing over £25!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the original Franco’s bar (I read other reviews on this page that were about another bar in Fira). The view is breathtaking, so much quieter than the busy streets in Oia and Fira. Plus, you have classic music playing in background while enjoying...the sunsets. Super cool cocktails (and at a cheaper price than other places) and the nicest crew ;)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Franco's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5