One of the “must” places to see when you visit Santorini, is Franco’s bar. Located in Fira, the picturesque main town of the island, and boasting the most spectacular panoramic caldera view, Franco’s bar is a cult classic.
Serving champagne and a wide variety of wines and sumptuous cocktails, Franco’s bar plays classical music exclusively, and was the venue that established classical music on the island. The reputation for its magical atmosphere has made it world famous and its unique position by the caldera makes it quite unforgettable.
As the sunset in Santorini is a truly unique spectacle, make sure you arrive early to get a good “front row” seat on the veranda -surprisingly enough on a sun lounger! Sit back, relax, enjoy a simple yet impeccable martini or a champagne cocktail and let the intensity of the classical melody lift your spirit and fill your soul. The music and the colors of the sunset, the grandeur of nature, orchestrate a symphony against the most beautiful backdrop in the world. Robert de Niro enjoyed and appreciated it a couple of years ago, who are we to argue with the Godfather himself?
Franco’s bar is the destination for a chic breakfast or a classy early evening cocktail. However, if you’re still up at 5 or 6 in the morning, after a night of serious partying, don’t miss the chance to see the sun rising in full glory and the night giving its place to daylight over the magnificence of caldera, while the air is filled with the harmonious sounds of the classics, from Mozart to Brahms and to Vangelis Papathanasiou.