There is no way a person will miss Santorini Fira (or Thira). It is the capital of Santorini, and all main public solutions are there. Most of the nightlife occurs there as well.
A great aspect of Fira is quite good to take a look at, keep, see, consume there and appreciate the view, as it is also at the edge of caldera (like Oia and Imerovigli).
There is a stunning walking route from a single side of Fira (Thira) to the other, but it is improved to extend and also go by way of Firostefani. Numerous do not realize that these two are two unique issues given that they are really, really close.
Study our post of all the issues to do in Santorini.
Issues to do in Fira (Thira)
So, we did that stroll beginning from our hotel in Imerovigli.
Along the way, we stopped to take as quite a few images as doable, given that the complete region is like taking postcard snapshots of actually almost everything.
A 30 minutes distance took us 1 hour. Right here Maria gazes the majestic view. The day was a bit foggy but primarily at the caldera. The fog touched largely Fira (Thira) and Imerovigli.
How white can it be, certainly? Images are with no method at all.
There are luxury hotels and villas along the way.
Are not these church colors ideal?
Yet another “postcard” material beneath!
What about this a single?
And this perhaps? All these are rooftop decorations.
Right here is the path that goes from Firostefani to Fira (Thira).
At some point, you meet this square. At the left side, there are restaurants and bars at the caldera cliffside.
The harbor of Thira appears like a postcard.
These stairs lead from the village leading to the harbor. They are a lot, and on a hot day, obtaining up and down can be exhausting. Having said that, vacationers go to the port with either Cable auto (about six euro per individual, a single way), or on donkeys/mules (we didn’t do that so, we do not recall the cost).
Right here is the Fira harbor. From right here ships sale towards Nea Kameni as well (the volcano). These ships are really good ones, and they take you for swimming also. They ordinarily have bars onboard with actual bartenders.
Right here is the view from a cafe exactly where we had a break.
Donkeys and mules are waiting for taking persons up and down.
Right here is how it occurs. If you take the stairs, note that donkeys take their “number 1 and 2” as they stroll. That signifies that it appears like walking by way of a “minefield.”
We loved this a single, and we had our break to one more related cafe. As such, we had been sad not to discover this a single very first. Sun was scorching, but the view was wonderful as you see.
There are hundreds of restaurants, taverns, cafes, and bars inside Santorini Fira (Thira), but -analogically- really handful of strictly for “souvlaki.”
We liked Fira a lot. When you take a look at, do not miss to go to the Archaeological Museum of prehistoric era of the city.
Hotels in Fira
You can decide on from a vast variety of hotels in Fira (Thira). This city is the capital of Santorini, so count on to be a bit crowded when you stroll about at the streets. The view towards Caldera at the edge of the village is beautiful. Equally beautiful is the view from Imerovigli and Firostefani and Oia.
Most of the nightlife entertaining occurs in Fira.
Did you know that you can hike from Fira to Oia? There is an straightforward 10km scenic route you can do.
Right here are a handful of accommodation selections, but also take a look at our post for lots of accommodation choices per traveler kind.
- Aria Suites: Luxury hotel. If your spending budget permits it then book a villa there. They give substantially improved vies.
- Cosmopolitan Suites Hotel: Finest as a Honeymoon hotel. There is a major infinity pool as well.
- Keti Hotel: Perhaps the ideal view certainly in Fira.
- San Giorgio: A ideal spending budget alternative, close to caldera views.
- Cavallari Hotel: Could be the ideal alternative for the lowest spending budget.
How to get to Fira
Of course, very first, you require to land to the island. You can arrive there by way of ferries and flights. Most get there by way of Athens, Mykonos, Crete.
Every of the posts beneath describes the methods to get to the island in a really analytical manner.
Tours in and about Thira
A great 99% likelihood is that all the issues you are about to expertise in Santorini will be outdoors of Fira (Thira). Two issues are to have in thoughts: wine and sailing tours. For that cause we propose these:
Have entertaining in Santorini or wherever you are!