Apart from the magical setting and the volcanic landscape of Santorini, the island is also known for the lively atmosphere. When the sun is high, people will be at the beaches drinking their coffee or having delicious meals at the taverns and restaurants. But when the night falls, visitors will experience the exciting nightlife of Santorini in the high cliff bars and legendary clubs of the island. A great number of bars and nightclubs are spotted in Fira, the capital of the island.
Fira offers some great places for all musical tastes. Numerous cafes and bars occupy a unique spot along the caldera and offer incredible panoramic night views over the submerged volcano. Oia keeps a low profile, while Fira is mostly famous for its noisy clubs. There is definitely a fair number of bars in Oia but they are considerably less active compared to Fira, as most of the people who arrive in Oia are mostly interested in the romantic scenes and not the party atmosphere. Kamari and Perissa are also nice alternatives to experience the lively atmosphere of Santorini.