Nightlife Santorini: white houses that contrast with the intense blue of the sea, red and black sand beaches, spectacular sunsets. Santorini not only offers dream landscapes but also offers discreet nightlife for young people, with beach parties and discos scattered throughout the island.
If you are looking for a holiday made up of daily relaxation and nightlife , one of the best destinations is undoubtedly the Cyclades Islands . These Greek islands are in fact famous for their colours, their pleasant summer breeze, the fabulous sea but also for their lively nightlife which make them some of the best summer destinations for young people . Santorini is confirmed as one of the favorite islands of young revelers, who come here from all over Europe for a holiday of sea, beach and carefree fun.
Located in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is the largest of the Cyclades Islands and is characterized by its horseshoe shape, which represents what remains of the crater of an ancient volcano that collapsed following a powerful eruption. Its particular volcanic origin gives Santorini a suggestive landscape, characterized by high cliffs and black volcanic sand beaches. The panoramas of Santorini are so beautiful that they are the most photographed in all of Greece. During the day you can relax on the wonderful beaches of Santorini, including the black beach of Kamari or that of Monolithos, or even sunbathe on the red sand beach of Red Beach and, why not, make interesting encounters.
At nightfall, however, the island changes its face and Santorini turns into the realm of entertainment with a sparkling and young nightlife . The offer for entertainment in Santorini is very varied and spread over the whole island. The party already begins in the afternoon in the various beach clubs located along the beaches of Perivolos , with numerous events and lots of music, to continue in the evening in the discos scattered throughout the various places on the island.
The main point of reference of the nightlife of Santorini is the town of Fira (or also "Thira" ) where there are the main discos and a multitude of cafes, restaurants, bars and night clubs scattered among the narrow streets of the city. The square of Fira is the main meeting point where all the people meet before heading to have an aperitif at sunset and then go dancing.
The various bars play every genre of music and feature different styles. Some venues are favorites of locals and others are filled with tourists from all over the world. All boast wonderful cocktails and drinks, famous Greek and international artists and loud music of any kind. They are located close to each other so you can visit more than one at a time to get an idea of the nightlife of Santorini . Besides these, there are places with traditional Greek or modern music, some of them with live orchestra, which liven up the atmosphere with lots of dancing.
On the east side of the island, the resorts of Kamari and Perissa are lined with countless beach bars , all busy and trendy, with parties and loud music for dancing on the beach. This beach nightlife has only recently developed in Santorini and has been able to perfectly combine natural beauty with nightlife.
But the favorite beach for fun is Perivolos, where there are many beach bars with music and parties from sunset until late at night . Most of the young people come here in the afternoon to swim in the sea and stay until the evening in one of the many disco bars in the area that party until the morning.
Located on the north side of Santorini, Oia is definitely the most charming area of the island . This location is especially appreciated for its fantastic sunset with panoramic view of the caldera . An unmissable event so much so that, every evening around 19.00, a large crowd gathers on the various terraces of Oia to admire the sunset.
The nightlife is definitely more relaxed and romantic than in Fira. Oia is favored for its multitude of sundowner spots , almost all with stunning views. The typical aperitif is represented by a glass of white wine from Santorini: Assirtiko is a native vine of this island and the various producers, such as Boutari , Argyros, Santo Wines , give the possibility to visit the cellars and taste their wines (there is also a wine museum ).
From the center of Oia it is possible to walk to the charming bay of Ammoudi where delicious restaurants by the sea offer dishes based on freshly caught fish, obviously accompanied by excellent local wine and ouzo.
If at the end of a long night of revelry you still don't want to go to sleep, you can head to the Monastery of Pyrgos , which offers a panoramic view of the whole of Santorini from above: a real spectacle at dawn.
Clubs and discos in Santorini
(25is Martiou 303, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 11.00pm to 6.00am.
Located in Fira right on the edge of the Caldera, the Koo Club is the most famous nightclub in Santorini . Trendy and always full of people, the club has an indoor room and an outdoor track where you can dance until the morning. There are also three bars in the beautiful palm tree-lined outdoor area for those who want to sit back and enjoy a good cocktail. Entrance costs 10 or 15 euros, while a drink costs 10 euros. A must of Santorini nightlife .
(25is Martiou 103, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 11.00pm to 8.00am.
Open since 1979, the Enigma is another mainstay of Santorini nightlife and has been one of the busiest locations on the island for thirty years. Consisting of a beautifully designed barrel-vaulted main hall and an outdoor bar under a palm tree, the club offers a good selection of House and Progressive Trance music, large parties and numerous events. On the small outdoor balcony the atmosphere is more relaxing and you can sit and enjoy mouthwatering cocktails.
Two Brothers Bar
(Dekigala, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 10.00 to 6.00.
Wild parties and rock music in this disco very popular and always crowded with young revelers.
Jo Jo Beach Bar
(Perivolos, Thira, Santorini) Open every day from 10.00 to 24.00.
Beach club and disco located on Perivolos beach which organizes beach parties in Santorini .
(Thira, Santorini) Open every day.
With a long history of success in Santorini nightlife , the Town Club is a favorite place for younger tourists who want to drink and dance the night away. Cozy atmosphere, playlists of great djs, countless drinks and numerous special events are the secret ingredients that attract crowds of visitors from all over the world. Stop in here if you're ready to give in to the vibes of an all-night wild party and non-stop dancing.
(25is Martiou 303, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 10.00pm to 7.00am.
Mamounia is a club with traditional and modern Greek music, to dance the night away. The modern room with glassy decorations, bright colors and palm trees complete the unique atmosphere of the club.
(Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 12.00 to 5.00.
Scottish disco-pub that attracts locals and visitors to drink and dance.
(Marinatou, Santorini) Open daily from 21.30 to 5.00.
The Tango is a bar and at the same time a disco with a spectacular view of the caldera! The club features Latin music and traditional summer rhythms. Their fresh fruit cocktails are also excellent.
Wet Stories Beach Bar
(Perivolos, Santorini) Open daily from 10.00 to 22.00.
Located on the beach of Perivolos, the Wet Stories is a beach club with excellent loud music and famous djs. The party begins in the afternoon after lunch and ends after 10.00 pm, gathering a crowd of tourists of all ages and from all backgrounds.
Chilli Beach Bar
(Perivolos, Santorini) Open every day from 10.30 to 24.00.
Chilli is another Perivolos beach bar which offers, in addition to dance music, also modern Greek music, with several djs who take turns at the console. This club is frequented by many Greek tourists who alternate dancing with long drinks!
(Avis Beach, Kamari, Santorini) The Night Flight has just opened in the summer of 2015 but has already gained a lot of popularity in the nightlife of Santorini. Located on Avis beach in Kamari, this trendy club offers good music and delicious cocktails.
(Ypapantis 12, Santorini) Open Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 5.00.
Open since 1979, Casablanca Soul offers an eclectic range of music, from soulful progressive and deep house to afro rhythms and acid jazz, for those who wish to enjoy their drink in a pleasant and minimal environment. Try the fresh and colorful cocktails made with love and care by Nikos.
The bars and pubs of Santorini
(12 Steps to Old Port, Thira, Santorini) Located in Fira on a terrace overlooking the Caldera, Tropical Bar offers evenings with a range of music genres. Fun evenings with lots of music, people and drinks.
(Erithrou Stavrou, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 12.00 to 6.00.
Located right in the heart of Santorini's nightlife , this Irish bar is a popular hangout for beer and partying.
(Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 10.00 to 1.00.
Franco's Bar boasts a unique position on the caldera with sea view making it one of the most romantic places in Santorini . A great place to enjoy a cocktail and admire the sunset accompanied by a background of classical music.
Kira Thira Jazz Bar
(Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 21.00 to 3.00.
Founded in 1976 and located in the center of Fira, the Kira is a historic place in Santorini and is located inside a vaulted room carved into the rock. This bar, furnished with a long wooden counter, frescoes on the walls and musical instruments hanging from the ceiling, offers events with live jazz, Latin, ethnic and blues music. Being the oldest bar in Santorini, it's a must.
(Marinatou, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 16.00 to 4.00.
The Momix is an interesting and elegant bar specializing in molecular cocktails. Always very popular, it is a great place to make new acquaintances.
Mylos Bar & Restaurant
(Firostefani, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 5.30pm to 0.30am.
Located in Firostefani, the Mylos is an elegant bar inside an old windmill. Both the setting and the location are spectacular.
(Nik. Nomikou, Oía, Santorini) Open daily from 9.30 to 24.00.
Located in Oia, Pelekanos is a bar and restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea. The place plays jazz and traditional Greek music.
Crystal Cocktail Bar
(Marinatou, Thira, Santorini) Open daily from 18.00 to 3.00.
The Crystal is a lounge bar-café spread over two levels with a magnificent view. It is part of the Loucas Hotel , which extends vertically over the caldera. The feeling you get from the view (especially at sunset) is unique.
(Oia, Santorini) Hassapiko Bar first opened in 1991 in place of a “hasapiko” (butcher shop) and has been expanded with great taste and finesse. Enjoy rock, latin, ethnic and independent music.
Sea Side by Notos
(Perivolos, Santorini) Open daily from 10.00 to 1.00.
At the top of the Notos Therme & Spa Hotel , right next to a restored windmill with a spectacular view of the marina and the sea, you can enjoy cocktails and signature drinks in this new bar with a chic summer atmosphere. Sounds lounge and romantic parties.