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Small-Group Santorini Caldera Walking 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 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! I’ll start off saying you will see the most amazing views, get a full Santorini experience, and a great workout ... but be prepared with water, snacks, sneakers, sunscreen, and your athletic ability. We were traveling near the end of June so we knew...More

Thank thebrightstuff22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had just one day between work in Italy and Athens.. Had heard about the trail and being a shutterbug seemed the ideal thing to do...but had no idea it was so long or difficult & constantly changing terrain....was hot and took us 4 hrs...but was...More

Thank Pankaj R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I landed in Santorini last night and did the hike this morning. We embarked on the trail thinking we only wanted to go for 30 mins but ended up hiking for 3+ hours!!! Some of the highlights included seeing the famous blue...More

4  Thank Marisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Santorini in the afternoon and decided to spend time at Thira. We came to a path that gave us a wonderful view of Thira as well as the sunset. One of thebest sunset I’ve seen till date. Its winter now so it’s...More

Thank Zainal S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this walk to Oia from our hotel in Imerivigili and were not disappointed. Parts of it were on cobble stone, parts on sand and gravel, parts on a finished walkway. This hike is not for those who have trouble with mobility. The views...More

1  Thank Judy R
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Amazing / breath taking views but it’s not easy if you are not fit. We did this on 2nd December the signs weren’t very clear but we still managed to do it. Even locals don’t know much about the track, It took us around 5...More

2  Thank ahm3dpkkk
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We are 2 women in our early 30s. We started in Fira where the trail took us along two villages: Firostefani and Imerovigli. Great views and some interesting architecture along the two villages. Once we left Imerovigli the path turned to dirt and in the...More

5  Thank Hamimah N
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky as the weather was sunny with temp around 18c despite slightly windy. We started quite late, like 1.30pm and we had about 3 hours before the sunset. It was quite challenging but we totally enjoyed it. The view was stunning especially when...More

1  Thank Amnifathil
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Loved this walk. Jumped the bus from Oia (2 Euros) to Fira / Thira, late morning, to then walk back at our leisure during the day. Took a few hours. Started with lunch then set off. Easy to follow path, and even if you wander...More

1  Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed December 2, 2017

We had perfect weather in the mid 60's for this hike in late November. Nothing was open along the way but we had water and the motivation to arrive in Oia in time for a late lunch. The views are incredible and the path is...More

1  Thank Gary P
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Noel V
December 28, 2017|
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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
December 15, 2017|
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Response from Amnifathil | Reviewed this property |
Hello, 1) I’m not sure about weather in Feb. Winter in Greece is not so bad but it could be windy in Santorini and you might need to do layers. 2) You can always opt for bus or cabs for your trip back. 3) Mind you, the... More
November 4, 2017|
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Response from yellowperilhk | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's possible, but you need to have an early start from Fira, and plan for refreshment and photo stops on the way. Sorry don't know about keeping your belongings safe in Ammoudi Bay. Maybe if you have a bite at one of... More