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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia

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Address: 847 00, Greece

This is the most obvious hike you can make on the island of Santorini and...

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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Perl of Greece

Santorini, Perl of the Greek islands. Fira the capital stand on the cliff facing the new born volcano surrounded with the turquoise sea color. small tiny streets full of shops... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Santorini, Perl of the Greek islands. Fira the capital stand on the cliff facing the new born volcano surrounded with the turquoise sea color. small tiny streets full of shops and restaurants, lots of souvenirs shops and handmade bells. don t miss to take a half journey tour on a sailing ship to visit theThera Volcano and to swim in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to take it slow. (No, I'm not worried about your heart.) Take it all in. Stop alot, look, click and continue. It's all so picturesque at 360 degrees from every step you take. A truly enjoyable walk and not as difficult as it looks. When you do this hike you can truly say that you've seen Santorini.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Must DO! It has everything you look forward to seeing while in Greece - the signature blue roofs and the winy pathways. It was so beautiful to be part of the mountains. All the houses are still in use, you can rent one close to the cliff if you want to. Many weddings going on while on our tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a very good experience... to reach at the top to see the sunset... awesome view... little over crowded... market and restaurants near by..... bus station near by... must visit for sunset.

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This is city is highly recommended for safe and friendly environment. Affordable prices for every traveler.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike is quite easy and the views are beautiful. It is so stunning to watch the sun go down, when you have reached the top of Oia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've done some amazing hikes in our days but none can top this one. I swear we couldn't help but take amazing shots every 5 mins along this route. Doing this hike at the end of February was great because the weather was perfect - not to hot and not to cold. And we basically felt like we owned the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Took a little more energy than originally expected because of the hilly terrain. Approximately 10 kilometers. Met spouse in OIA where the iconic pictures of Santorini are usually taken Beautiful views and village, but be prepared for the crowds!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

I stayed at a small resort located along the trail from Fira to Oia. It is just beautiful. Pack a hat and some water and take the trail to Oia. I recommend going at first light when the air is fresh and cool. Watch the sun rise on Oia as you hike. The photo opps are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Stunning views and delightful houses and churches along the way. Do not hesitate...Take a hat, water, a camara and... off you go!

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