Fira is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff 260 metres high and offers a great panorama over the submerged volcano.
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.
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.
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- Magnificent view
- Romantic setting
Things To Do
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.
Things To See
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 Architecture: The capital 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.