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Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking...
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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 today via mobile

We did the hike from Imerovigli to Oía. It took us about 2.5hrs. It was beautiful and scenic. There is all types of terrain to walk. Sand, pebbles, rock, paving, hills, stairs. But it is all lovely. You need to wear athletic shoes. Don’t do...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Suppose you need to be reasonably fit as you do get some climbs on the way, but worth it even if you are not. Water and sun protection essential, as well as proper shoes - it will be much harder in flip flops.

1  Thank Prodromos S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As the title suggests, this was a very scenic route and rather easy to follow. As I went in March when temperatures were still on the cool-side, I found being out in the sun for 2+ hrs a little more tolerable, doing this in July/August...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

i am very active and fit so thought this would be no big deal. it was actually more strenuous than i thought. quite a few miles each way. we planned to go both ways, but wound up taking a taxi home. it is beautiful, quite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend a whole week on this lovely island. Had a real good time, but we cannot imagine what it must be like in summer. Santorini seems to aim for the never ending stream of cruiseboats, hungry for souvenirs and cheap food. In our view...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a beautiful hike. We left before 8:00 a.m. from Oia and headed to Fira. We were very glad we left before it got too hot. This hike, not a walk, as some have called it, does have some serious incline. With that being...More

1  Thank TrudyTraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are in our thirties and in decent shape, and we were both balls of sweat at several points. The trail is tough for some; I wouldn't recommend it for small children or the elderly. If you can deal with loose stones...More

Thank Matt D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike and is a one-of-a-kind experience in Santorini. We hiked in late April, and started in Fira. The hike through Fira, Firostefani and then Imerovigli were the best parts to me, because you can see the different towns. We didn't veer...More

5  Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike is definitely worth it! We did this hike at the end of April and the weather was hot then. We started off at Imerovigli and walked in to Oia. The scenery changes along the way and you pass several Greek churches, it is...More

Thank Anna110113
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the bus to Oia and walked from Oia. The path hugs the coast and gives splendid views but once out of Oia is more difficult underfoot with loose rocks and gravel making the going tough on the hills. Still I'm glad we did...More

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Eleanor26travels
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Response from Katrina49 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that church. We saw several but not sure of the names.
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Response from yellowperilhk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's just outside Fira.
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Response from flounder08 | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I visited Santorini the first week of April in 2015. We stayed a week and found the weather to be fairly pleasant, probably in the 60s-70s every day. The day that we hiked, I started out in a sweatshirt and... More
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