Santorini Girl’s Guide to Nightlife
The main town is called Fira, where you will find the most popular clubs and bars. Most places don’t start to get busy until around 12am when most people go out. So if you’re looking for a casual drink after dinner head out at around 10pm, but stick around til midnight when things really start to heat up.
Most bars/clubs do not charge a cover entry fee. In peak season some rarely may incur a 5, 10 or 15 euro cover charge. Reservations are not required however most do offer table service if you get there early enough or book ahead. Cocktail waitresses are usually waiting upon your arrival to take your order and get your drinks. Unless otherwise stated the dress code is usually smart casual. Most tourists wear flats and sandals and this is acceptable in the venues.
2 BROTHERS BAR
2 Brothers Bar is one of the first bars you will find walking around the streets of Fira. Its located next to Obelix Souvlakis and Gyros. This is one of the most fun bars you will visit on the island. From around 8pm you can expect to find fellow travellers starting to arrive and sit and watch the sports coverage on the various TVs in the bar. Happy Hour starts at 10pm where you can enjoy 2-4-1 Cocktails and 4euro beer all night. At around midnight the DJ kicks off his set and the lights go down and the music goes up. The bar turns into a mini club and the vibe is like that of a festival. The music is second to none with resident DJ Haris playing an eclectic mix of EDM (electronic dance music), house and RNB. One of my favourite bars on the island. If you’re keen enough…ask the bartender for a head shot!
THE HIGHLANDER BAR
The Highlander Bar is a Scottish bar located up and around the corner from 2 Brothers Bar. There you will find a great friendly atmosphere with lots of young travelers and also romantic couples alike. Rich in its Scottish feel, the walls are plastered with memorabilia from Scotland and other places from all around the world. The DJ delights tourists with his mix of commercial top 40, deep progressive house and funk. If you dare play Russian Roulette or take part in their Cocktail Challenge. Expect to have a fun night at The Highlander Bar Santorini.
A few paces up from The Highlander Bar you will find Town Club. Town Club has a european feel to its interior with its white decor and flashing laser lights to compliment. The DJ plays a modern mix of Top 40, dance and funky favourites. This bar is a little bigger inside compared to the others and has visitors from all over the world. Often girls dancing on the bar!
A brand new fixture to Santorini’s Caldera this ultra sexy bar provides deep house music and tunes to move your soul. Amazing cocktails and a nice and cosy feeling not the inside. Tastefully decorated with a minimalist approach. A personal fav. Located on the Caldera underneath Tropical Bar.
Casablanca is one of a kind. On any night you can expect to find either a DJ playing some chilled beats or a live band rockin’ the dance floor. Located in the heart of Fira – you will be greeted with the checkerboard dance floor and lush lounges on the side. A seriously cool place to go – their cocktails are out of this world.
Right next door to Town Club, there is Murphy’s Bar. An Irish pub with interesting decor all over the walls including road signs, international flags and posters from all over the world giving this bar a great feel. Music is top 40, electro, house and bangin’!! A great place for young tourists to go party.
Underneath Murphy’s is Saloon – one of the newest bars on the island. A western feel with waitresses in cowboy hats and wooden interior a great place to go chill and relax with friends over a drink or two. A more relaxed atmosphere with a pool table in the back. Plays classic rock!
The only Australian bar on the island! This bar offers amazing views of the Caldera so you can party from when the sun is setting and into the night. Resident DJ Yiorgos plays a great mix of relaxed tunes building up to old time classics and new tunes. Happy Hour specials available and a popular spot for everyone to visit.
I love going to Tango Bar because it’s got a very classy and sophisticated vibe. I love to dress up when I go to this venue so heels might be an option. This bar attracts a bit of a more stylish mature crowd where you can go enjoy yourself with one of their many signature cocktails. You must try their Cucumber Martini – it’s delicious! Also on the Caldera, Tango bar plays a great mix of music including funky soul and old school and is a great place to visit with a group of friends.
NIGHT FLIGHT (Kamari)
Night Flight is another new addition to the island located on Avis Beach, about a 10 minute taxi ride from Fira approx 20 euros one way. A brand new cocktail bar with a lounge setting outdoors, providing a stage for live bands and acts to perform. The unique thing about this bar is that its right under the flight path of aircraft landing into Santorini, hence where it gets its name from. It makes for an exciting evening with friends.
JOJOS SUMMER BEACH BAR (Perivolos)
If there’s one bar that goes off its this one! JoJo’s Summer Beach Bar is one not to be missed attracting International and Local DJ’s alike such as Bang La Decks and CJ Jeff. Expect a party every Sunday in the season that is going to be wild and crazy! It’s a bar surrounded by a pool with lounges and cabanas for hire. JoJo’s also serves a variety of food and snacks and of course cocktails! This crazy party place is located in Perivolos on the beach on the other side of the island. It would take approximately 30 minutes from Fira in taxi which will be around 30 euros one way.
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The largest club in Fira, starts to warm up at around 1am with a huge outdoor area so you can party under the stars! The music is a great mix of house, commercial, RNB, classics and Greek music. Reasonably priced drinks and cocktails we highly recommend you visit Koo Club when you come to Santorini.
The most popular Greek club on the island, playing Greek music a great place for anyone visiting the island to visit to get caught up in the amazing vibe! Indoor and outdoor areas cater for everyones taste.