The best place to party in Santorini. Excellent music varying on the mood of the guests, so that dancing never stops. Many happenings. It even stays open until the sun comes up. Of course, dancing on the bar or in the dancing cage is a must experience!
If you feel too warm by dancing, it has an outstanding outdoors patio, equiped with large screen tv and own bar. A realy impresing one as it includes an aquarium in the background!
Cool cocktails, friendly and multilingual staff, no entrance fee in the contrary with the most other clubs. Happy hour between 9pm and midnight, many free shots and of course party, party and again party.
It was the first time I saw "BODY SHOTS" in Greece!!!! You should certainly give it a try.....
Dress Code: Casual dressing, fancy dressing, shorts and t-shirt, night gawns.... everything is well accepted in there.
It's summertime, you are in Santorini and you would like to watch a or some films that you missed, while in your country.What to do then? It's quite simple: you visit the ""Cinetheater" in Fira, the capital of Santorini and enjoy your favourite film!
What is more: in a pleasant atmosphere, surrounded by Hi-Tech features, under the stars of the Santorinian sky!
Please note that all films in Greece are projected in their original languages with Greek subtitles.No dubbing! (which I find simply: disgustive!!!).
Capacity: 600 seats and 200 tables.
Dress Code: No dress code.
The Tropical Bar is a place where the cool people of a wide range of styles and ages joints every night. The bartender Nikola is the soul of the place, kind, pleasant and hyperactive moves the night ahead. Of course, with the invaluable help of girls and guys trying to make feel better each person taking his drinks orders. The balcony looks face to face to the volcano caldera perched 250 meters over the sea level, and when the full moon brights on the dark waves of the sea... well, drinks, good friends and great music. Say no more.
Dress Code: There are a very strict code: dress only what you want.
From the outside it looks like a small jail. Inside is cosy and just right for a small to medium group. The beer prices are reasonable by local standards and the music is good. Want different music – just ask. I really enjoyed this place. I never saw any sign of the ‘2 Bothers’. I only saw the 2 nice girls who seem to run this place and they always seem happy and are quick to get you another drink. Opening hours? As long as you want to stay there or they run out of beer seems to be the rule. You can also dance on the bar (pictured) and request any song. Nothing is any trouble for these ladies. You own the bar while you are there rather than having to put up with what you are given in many of the others. And they serve Mythos. A good sign they have lower beer prices. Check the board outside for daily drink specials.
Dress Code: NONE
THIS PLACE LOVES VT! Also known locally as Koutouki, it offers a large outdoor dinning area that is set below the road so it’s still nice on windy nights. It’s cheaper than a lot of others and has great food and the best waiter in Greece. I thought his name was ‘Para-kalow’ which actually means ‘Please’. You say it and he appears! Great big beers at good prices and always cold. Music loud, soft or off? Just ask! It is only 100 meters up the hill (North) of the main intersection in Fira on the side of the main road. Good for a romantic dinner or a blow-out VT drinking session! Tell them DAO sent you!
** VT TESTED AND APPROVED! **
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2010:
Sadly this great restaurant has now closed. There are plenty of places charging huge fortunes for a beer still open.
Tropical bar has some of the best views of the Caldera in Fira. It is also stupidly expensive. They only serve imported beers in small (330ml) bottles at 6 Euros a go. My advice? Get drunk first and then go there for like 1 beer. It is a great place to sit and watch the sunset and the moon over the water, but you pay a fortune. If you do get drunk, do not become completely incoherent as the guy in the pictures who was drooling all over himself. Before you ask, no he is not a member of VT. We did not invite him to be one either. He would not have remembered what we said anyway. By the way, when I started taking pictures of him, so did every other tourist in the bar. Fair play.
BTW, Please don't drink here. Overpriced, tiny, bad service and no atmosphere do not deserve to be rewarded.
Dress Code: Bright unatractive shirts are best.
Just too many places in Santorini are overpriced places to drink. If you are willing to walk small distances of about 50 meters, I can save you up to 50% on your night out! Cheap places to drink have the following qualities:
• Non-Caldera view
• Large bottles (500ml) of beer and/or draft
• Are 50-100 meters away from the main square
• Tend to be Tavernas with outdoor seating
• Serve food
• Are genuinely glad to see you
• Serve Mythos – the local beer - and its good!
• Have Mythos on draft
• Serve Ouzo in glasses that do not look like works of art
So if you are looking at a great view and have been served a 330ml bottle of warm beer for 5-6 Euros by bored/angry looking bar staff – you are paying too much!!!
Dress Code: If they care how you are dressed - you are paying too much!
Having fifty euros stolen by the staff, who refused to give us drinks or our money back, preceded a criminally violent assault on our party by the bouncers. They did not ask us to leave, they just started punching and choking, and pursued us down the street. We are not a threatening group, and the bouncers are large. If you are looking for a good time, please go anywhere else on the island. If you are looking for a fight, a concussion, and a split lip, please go to murphy's bar. Their prices are ridiculously high, they steal, and they try to kill paying customers.
Dress Code: Anything with bloodstains.
Murphy's Bar in Fira is popular on the island of Santorini. Established in 1999, is supposed to be one of the best night life bars on the island.
I don't recommend it to anyone on a budget.
If you are well off and you really want to enjoy a night out try it.
It is an Irish pub, it offers a variety of drinks and (Murphy's beer the original Irish stout).
Greek beers cost a bit cheaper here, however have in mind that it is not a cheap place to be.
Dress Code: Dress casually!
I missed out on the night of the "Wall of Mythos Bottles" here during Euromeet 2007 - I had had to get my VA to bed early to recover her stamina for our wine-tasting tour the following morning. But we did have a practice-run the evening before (although some seemed to be practising with Heineken!).
This is definitely a friendly bar. When we arrived, a dozen or so strong, the waiter quite happily pushed the tables together for us and gave us perfectly attentive service throughout our evening. The beers went down, the sun went down, the conversation level went up but the bill didn't rise astronomically.
Once you are slightly out of town, and definitely away from the caldera, beer prices drop dramatically.
Well worth dropping into and according to DAO the eats are pretty good too.
If you love to dance, check this place out after midnight. My friend and I stayed in Santorini for an entire week so we became regulars here. The music was great, the staff - incredibly friendly, the sangria - out of this world. Eventually, someone ends up dancing on the bar, don't worry, it's encouraged!
Dress Code: anything goes.
This is the most elaborate, trendy, outdoor bar I have ever seen!
They had some of the best music, it was spacious, with an indoor area where some people were dancing, loads of couches (buy a bottle to get a couch, of course!) - it was just a sight!
We were in awe of the place, and so excited that the music was good, we just wanted to dance around and have fun.... However, locals don't really dance.
They just stand around, sip their drinks and act as if they are NOT standing in one of the coolest clubs I have ever seen (and I have been to plenty a clubs in Vegas, Chicago, etc, so I have seen enough to know this place was fabulous and unique)
Regardless, we had fun and I tell everyone headed to Santorini to check the place out!
Dress Code: Typical club gear - jeans or dress pants, but make sure its a really hip shirt... I wore a jean skirt, even though they say Europeans can always tell the tourists because they are the only ones wearing jeans!
You can go to other larger bars in Kamari and never meet more people and have more fun then you would here. As one "Trip Advisor" member said of the bartender Elias, "He Could Make A Party Out Of A Empty Room". I've never met more folks, thru his intros, and had as much fun in my life. Elias has to be the best bartender in Santorini.
Dress Code: Come as you are and have funnnnnn!
The only regret I had on my last trip was that I didn't spend much time at Spiro's bar. Some friends from the US that stayed there told me, it was there first stay in Santorini, that hanging at his bar was a great unexpected pleasure. He'll will go out of his way to answer any questions you have and he's a wealth of information on Santorini and Greece.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
This was a little place that I'd noticed on my first visit to Santorini (in 2006) but was a building site at the time. I decided to search it out during Euromeet 2007 but eveytime I went it was SHUT - HA!! But that was during the day!! So after our Laughin' Alley (pronounce it!) dinner on the Sunday night it seemed well worth a try - Hey, if a bar is shut during the day then it should be open until ??........AND IT WAS!!!
Great DJ - loads of booze and I did actually chat to one of the 2 brothers - Dimitri.
Perhaps it requires the right people at the right time to make it really buzz, but buzz it certainly can - just don't end up behind bars! but dancing on top of them seems au fait!
Dress Code: Scantily-dressed women always welcome!! My three-day old t-shirt seemed OK too!