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Holidays In Fira

Fira Holidays at a Glance

Fira is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff 260 metres high and offers a great panorama over the submerged volcano. It is made of many white painted houses in stepped streets with blue domed churches and sun-bathed verandas.

Who goes to Fira?
Ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday.

Key Facts - Fira

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport8 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)15 mins
Plateia Theotokopoulou (Theotokopoulou Square) is the main square of Fira and it is where all the locals meet. The small streets during peak season period are crowed and filled with all kind of shops, jewelleries, cafe, restaurants, bars and night clubs.
Hot Springs: Possible to visit by boat and a fantastic way to relax on your holiday. Here you can soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim. Located at Palea Kameni, next to Nea Kameni (old burnt one), which is the volcano.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Akrotiri: An ancient Minoan city, located in the village of the same name, where excavations Santorini still continue to this day. There is also a castle (Goulas) which is now ruined (after the Turkish invasion in 1617).

Fira: The capital of with the spectacular architecture of its dazzling white houses. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam. The town is situated 27.5 metres above sea level.Hot Springs: Possible to visit by boat and a fantastic way to relax on your holiday. Here you can soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim. Located at Palea Kameni, next to Nea Kameni (old burnt one), which is the volcano.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Akrotiri: An ancient Minoan city, located in the village of the same name, where excavations Santorini still continue to this day. There is also a castle (Goulas) which is now ruined (after the Turkish invasion in 1617).

Fira: The capital of with the spectacular architecture of its dazzling white houses. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam. The town is situated 27.5 metres above sea level.
Fira: An abundance of bars, shops, cafes and tavernas, some offering views of the Caldera. Beautiful cobbled streets, mixing old with new. Some night clubs to dance the night away.

Oia: Hosts the most fantastic view on Santorini. Spectacular sunsets. Beautiful white washed and blue domed houses. This is the most picturesque village in Greece so ensure you do not forget your camera.

Pyrgos: Large village retaining its medieval features. Highest point on the island.

Walking: Recommended throughout the island. Push bikes can be rented too.

Eating/Drinking During Fira Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Fira Holidays

Boat: There are direct ferries leaving from Santorini to Ios (1 hr) & Crete (6 hrs) with connecting ferries Paros (3hrs) Mykonos (5hrs).

Bus: Frequent bus services are available for throughout the island connecting the villages of Santorini with Fira.

Car: Rent a car or jeep from our representatives in Santorini.

Fira Holidays Shopping

Santorini has a spectacular collection of gold and silver designs. The gold is the equivalent of 14 carat. Most popular designs are items such as dolphins and axes.

Holidays in Fira - Beaches

Monolithos beach is a sandy beach with good tourist facilities.

Kamari beach is a black sandy beach situated near the airport.

Perissa and Perivolos beach is a long stretch of black volcanic sand with the 2 beaches merging into one. There are a variety of watersports on Perivolos beach.

Armeni beach is located in the north of the island. This beach is reached by a 300 step walk.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Santorini17192527272421
London13162022211913
Sunshine HoursAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Santorini8911121297
London5676653

Fira Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

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