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Santorini Caldera Small Group Hiking Tour
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This is the most obvious hike you can make on the island of Santorini and it will lead you - if you have not discovered them by now - through the sister villages of Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli, going higher up all the time above the caldera. It then continues through the expanding housing in northern direction and it finally goes to Oia via a really magnificent path. This hike offers many changing views on the volcano, the sea and the caldera. This hike takes two hours and a half (actual walking time), but the total time can reach 4 or 5 hours. It is ideal to leave Firà at about 10am and in this way you will arrive in Oia already between 1 and 2pm. You can then eat in Oia in one of the many bars. In the afternoon you can descend to the little harbour of Ammoudi in Oia. From the bus square in Fira (when you get to Fira by bus) you have to continue to the very busy square of Theotokopoulou. This is the modern centre of Fira with a lot of travel agencies, banks and bars. In the corner, in between the George's Snack Corner and the Pelican travel agency you go left, in the direction of the caldera. You can then take one of the three streets off the right, they all lead towards the higher part of Fira. Once at the Archaeological Museum higher up (this museum is open till 3pm, but not on Mondays), take a left, past the upper station of the cable car. You then go right above the caldera, until the red-brown building higher up that dominates this neighbourhood of Firostefani: it is the P.M. Nomikos Conference Centre, where a lot of exhibitions take place – on the extending corner in front of this building many people take pictures of the marvellous panoramic view. On the left of the Centre you follow the tiled road and stairs, while you enjoy the view – in front of you you can see the even higher situated village of Imerovigli.
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Reviewed yesterday

We did this last week and despite the reviews, set off from Fira during the peak heat at 13:00. It was hot but bearable and it took us about 3.5 hours to reach Oia as we stopped numerous times to take in breathtaking views and...More

Thank playarater
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the Oia-Fira route which seemed less busy. It is not an easy walk but worth all the effort. Fantastic views over the sea and villages and also a nice walk between the hotels when you get closer to Fira. Doesn't take 3 hours...More

Thank kkdeacon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We started our hike by taking a boat from Fira to Oia right after getting off Cruise ship tender. It took 20 min or do to arrive. The trail is not marked as well in Oia, walk up through town and use the narrow"two lane"...More

Thank Marc Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

11k easy walking for two SpriteKit 50+ yr olds. Some up and downs. Some slippery pumice. But beautiful views and not crowded. Took longer than expected as we gawped at infinity pools in posh hotels on route. Lovely.

Thank Beckyoz
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the walk from Oia to Fira on our 2nd day on the island staying in Oia. Despite the more common route being to walk from Fira to Oia, we didn't find the walk too difficult. It is definitely important to set off early...More

Thank hjnewman2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the hike from fira to oia mid june, beautiful views along the way but it was really hot. after imerovigil there is only one stop along the way that sells drinks so be sure to pack enough to last. it was tiring but well...More

Thank MichelleLLW
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed in Oia and did this trail one way every other morning for exercise. Start early while it is cool. Also pack water! Then have breakfast in Fira and either take the bus or a taxi back. Or you can do what the Husband...More

Thank mossquad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a must-do...the views are breathtaking! We started from imerovigli and it took us 1.5 hours to reach oia, including our stops to take pictures and rest. Suggest to do it early morning so you have some shade along the way and it's not so...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wake up early and start the hike while it is cool. We hiked the trail from Oia and ended in Fira....a little more up-hill than the other way but there is nothing technical or difficult about the hike. It is about 11 km, a bit...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started our walk in Fira at 6pm. This walk is breathtaking but does include varied terrain so go prepared - with water and close toed shoes. There is a canteen selling water about 2/3 of the way. Beautiful vista, church at the top of the...More

Thank jennifey
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Liz L
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Luapdrareve | Reviewed this property |
To be safe I would use cash. The bus is very easy.
Noa A
June 26, 2017|
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Response from magmidge | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I would start early in the morning. It's a little quieter the earlier you start
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Luapdrareve | Reviewed this property |
Not far at all. It is Santorini.