Pyrgos is a great alternative to busy Thera on Santorini. The owner was extremely repsonsive, providing great local contacts for car rental catamaran cruises etc. Full kitchen, en suite baths and well decorated. Walking distance to restaurants, cute shops and local flavour. No pool, but a small hot tub. several terraces for views, relaxing and al fresco dining. would highly recommend.
I can't say enough about this property. Spotlessly clean, beautifully restored and maintained, and in a fabulous location away from the hustle and bustle and "touristy-ness" of Fira or Oia. Pyrgos is a wonderful maze of winding cobblestone walkways, fantastic restaurants and quaint shopping. Sharon - the property owner and manager - is an invaluable source of information about the island, and was always available to answer questions and provide suggestions. With 4 very private bedrooms - each with private bath - this is the perfect location for a family vacation or for an adventure with friends. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you would need for those stay-at-home meals. Staying here was a Greek island dream come true!
This villa was perfect in every way, very spacious and with 4 bathrooms it's perfect for groups/couples. The sunset was undeniably the best I have ever seen and the villa is then best viewing point on the island. The villa has so much outdoor space, perfect for eating/relaxing. Village Pyrgos was just a 2 minute walk away- such a lovely little square where we found plenty tavernas to sample the local food (v reasonably priced). Also very nice shops down the cobbled side streets, typically Grecian. Unforgettable week, will definitely be booking again!
We stayed at Villa Filon with three other couples for 4 nights as part of our Greek island hopping trip and i have to say it was our holiday highlight. The Villa is in Pyrgos, the old islands capital and is elevated above the rest of the island providing amazing peaceful sunset views. It has been recently renovated to a very high standard and provided real space, privacy and luxury for each of our four couples ( a welcome change from our other island stays). The pictures are genuine! and truely represent how beautiful and spacious the Villa is. Pyrgos village itself is a short walk and has lovely tavernas and restaurants providing great food and atmosphere without costing the earth. Its also a short drive to the best beaches on the island. We went on day trips to the usual suspects Oia and Fira and were so glad we stayed in Pyrgos. Both are absolutely crammed packed with tourist on day trips from the cruise ships that dock and are very overpriced. The Villas owner Sharron, is from the UK and was an absolute delight providing restaurant and catamaran recommendations that were excellent, without ever encroaching on our holiday. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Villa, we had the best time.
We loved our week at the Villa Filon. Pyrgos is a beautiful, clean, village and not overcrowded with tourists. Sharon was incredibly gracious and quickly responded to our questions and went out of her way to welcome us and help us with anything we needed. We enjoyed the amazing view and we took full advantage of the outdoor lounging areas, and the comfy inside spaces. We would definitely return to this wonderful vacation spot.