With one of the best nightlife scenes in the Cyclades, Santorini has many cafés, bars and nightclubs to enjoy on holiday. Many cafés and bars are found along the caldera, and most nightclubs are in the capital city of Fira, which is the best place to go for all-night partying. The bars and clubs are always rotating, but be prepared to pay upwards of €15 for a drink in the most popular spots on the waterfront. As with shopping and accommodation, Santorini is not the cheapest Greek island to party on, although it can be very rewarding if you are prepared to pay that little bit extra. Oia and Kamari also have a number of bars and discos.
For those who prefer quieter evenings and more relaxed, cultural night time attractions, there are classical music performances at the Nomikos Centre in Fira. There are also a number of quieter, more authentic restaurants where visitors can enjoy drawn out meals with lovely views. Finding somewhere away from the crowds and bustle can be challenging in summer but a good rule of thumb if you want to soak up genuine Santorini atmosphere is to avoid the resort areas and big towns and look out for places frequented by locals.
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