Santorini Island Nightlife

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    HOW TO TELL IF THIS IS A CHEAP PLACE TO DRINK

    by DAO Updated Sep 26, 2010

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    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!

    CHEAP ! CHEAP ! CHEAP ! CHEAP AND SLEAZY
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    Tropical Bar: Cool Nights

    by Orkaena Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Address: Downtown Fira

    Directions: After bus and taxis stop there is a square, walk the square, in the corner there is a kiosko, turn left, upstairs, cross the main foot street, straight ahead starts downstairs, 20 meters at your left hand there is a door on a narrow front. Tropical Bar.

    Phone: 0286 23089

    Tropical path
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    FRIENDLY GREEK TAVERNA !

    by DAO Updated Sep 26, 2010

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    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.

    Address: Main Road - Fira

    Phone: 22676

    GOOD FIRNDS THE BEST WAITER IN GREECE A PLATE OF MEAT ! ITS A SIGN NICE !
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    two brothers bar.: a fun watering hole with music and dancing.

    by cachaseiro Written Jun 6, 2007

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    the two brothers bar is a small bar in the center of thira where we went one night and had a great time.
    the place has DJ and a dance floor and provided us with just what we needed.

    Dress Code: wear whatever you want to wear as this place is really just a regular bar that happens to have a DJ and a dance floor.

    Directions: it's located in the pedestrian part of town right in the center of thira.

    happy hour at the two borothers bar dancing marit dancing spanish girls dancing allan dancing with a hot new yorker girl.
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    Casablanca Soul: Oh well...Is Casablanca Soul

    by santoriniexpert Written Mar 13, 2006

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    Casablanca has been the top, most controversy and unique bar in Santorini. It reopened in July 2005 and within a few working days it has become the coolest place to be (again) in downtown Fira. This is because people got tired of having to deal with the everynight low quality consumption of altered booze in big clubs and music standards that have remained back in the eighties (meaning mainstream-pop-greek mix, with the same song lists everynight). The place within 200 working days has redetermined the nightlife of Santorini and this can be seen from the list of DJ's and live happenings that took place within those two summer periods. Plays soul, house, jazz and beat tunes for easy listeners and soulful audiences and goes louder while the night progresses . Is a great cocktail place, with nice, neat working youths. Prices from 5 euros for beers to 8 euros for cocktails. Entrance fee in summer time at 10 euros (includes a drink). I have spotted the best dj of France playing there last year without anybody notifying about it (these people do it for their friends or something....) and Osunlade for few nights. Is almost like a private kind of bar, with most people knowing exactly why they are heading there. (Good booze, good music)

    Dress Code: No dress code but some attention is needed

    Address: Fira Town, next to Via D'Oro (gold street)

    Directions: In the jewellery street on the way to the cable car.

    Phone: 2286027188

    one of the giggs Bartending by Niko Sounds beyond cool
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    TROPICAL BAR - FIRA: GREAT VIEW - BAD PRICES

    by DAO Updated Sep 26, 2010

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    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.

    Directions:
    If you follow the path on the Caldera Side of the Main Square by the big church towards the North, the path splits into two. Take the left (down) and you are looking at it.

    Website: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30026163811

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    Santorini Mou: Bouzouki!

    by ncoutroulis Written Oct 17, 2003

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    On the outskirts of Oia, you'll find Santorini Mou. It's a taverna that has live bouzouki players. I didn't eat here, but the music was really nice, especially since live music is not permitted in the town of Oia itself. Its's a really laid back place, where you can sit and have some drinks outside, and listen to some great music.

    Address: on the sea side of the main road into Oia

    Phone: 0286.71730

    outside
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    OUTSIDE OF THE BAR: DANCING IN THE STREETS !

    by DAO Updated Jun 6, 2007

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    So there you are dancing the funky monkey or the headless chicken in a small warm bar full of drunks like you. You are sweating more than you did at the beach today! Take it outside! Good bars have LOUD music and you can dance just outside the door. Just look at Giampiero6 leading the way! Just as much fun and a lot cooler. Do not forget to take your beer with you!

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    Koo Club: A REALLY Touristy Nightclub

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 4, 2004

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    Whats billed as a great nightspot that occasionally attracts celebrities and all the "in" crowd of Greece, turned out to be a normal tourist club. Sure there were locals there, but they were just Greek men trying their luck at the foriegners. Overall, the music was at least better than average, but the atmosphere sucked. I would give it a pass, unless you are with a group of friends that will distract you from the suckiness.

    Dress Code: Normal, nothing dressy.

    Phone: 22860 22025

    Website: http://www.kooclub.gr

    Picture of inside, borrowed from website

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    The main church plaza: Oia nightlife: the locals

    by Saagar Written Sep 8, 2004

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    As night falls the children, women and grandparents gather at the main church plaza in Oia centre, Here the kids play and run and the oler ones talk. I assume the men are at the ouzo watering hole???
    Very pleasant atmosphere, a beautiful church and a good place to sit town after a busy and hot sightseeing day.

    Directions: Central Oia

    Oia main church
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    2 BROTHERS BAR: LOOKS LIKE A JAIL FROM THE OUTSIDE!

    by DAO Updated Sep 26, 2010

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    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

    Directions: This is about 70 meters North of the Cathedral on the pedestrianized area overlooking the Caldera in Fira.

    Website: http://www.pubclub.com/greece/santorini.htm

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    Two Brothers: Feel like dancing on top of a bar?

    by yaya15923 Written Sep 27, 2009

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    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.

    Directions: Center of Fira.

    Sangria!

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    Nightlife in Santorini island

    by Aggeliki Written May 2, 2003

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    Santorini is full of bars, clubs, and nightclubs. You can start the evening with a coffee or a drink at a cafe or bar overlooking the Caldera at sunset. Later in the night you can choose one of the bigger nightclubs located in the main night area or a smaller club with a more casual atmosphere. Santorini's nightlife is not cheap, so be prepared to pay between €8 to €15 for a drink.

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    Koo Club: Koo Club - Fabulous outdoor bar!

    by jenn5179 Written Mar 3, 2008

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    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!

    Directions: In Fira, mixed in with all the restaurants and shops

    Website: http://www.kooclub.gr/

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    Nick's Cafe: A General Watering Hole

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 4, 2004

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    This place was nothing special, but I mention it, because I had a beer and some chips in it, and the fact that it is right in the middle of Fira. It is located only a few feet from the Fira Hostel (though I don't recommend you stay there, check my accomodation page). The beer was normal and decently priced and the bar staff spoke English (I think they were from OZ or Britain). Overall, stop in if you need a drink.

    Dress Code: Come as you are...

    Phone: 22860 25000

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