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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia

Address: Firostefani, 847 00, Greece
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Ranked #11 of 119 Activities in Santorini
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: This is the most obvious hike you can make on the island of Santorini and it will lead you - if you...
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Being such a day that the winds would not allow for a peaceful morning sitting by the pool, I took a solo vixen adventure walk/ hike along the cliffs from Fira to Oia....and it was utterly AMAZING! I felt and was completely safe walking along a well marked sidewalk and trail and everyone I passed were friendly and engaging. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Well, I hope I'll have another chance to visit and stay in Saniorini In my age I'm afraid of relativly long distance hiking (though I'm not afraid of challenges , and of course a lot depands on walking pace , and how you prepare yourself for it/ we walked on the promenade only I'm sure the route until Oia is... More 

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Auckland NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Staying in Oia at Perzoules in September, to beat the heat and the crowds we took the 7.30am bus to Fira. At that time of the day it was also a school bus, kinda fun to share the ride with the local kids. We started our walk at the Atlantis Hotel in Fira, because we had caught the early bus... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

On this walk, you pass a lot of cute neighbourhoods. The path is easy to follow and although a bit steep sometimes, it is really worth doing. I took a lot of great photos and the scenery was gorgeous!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

When I stood up at Oia, I almost stopped breathing! Such a beautiful Island I've never been! I went there by cruise shore excurion tour, so only stopped 50 min. in Oia, all cruise guests hope to stay longer there, really too shock to see the view! I already knew it's beautiful from the pictures, but it's different when you... More 

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Its great for those who are great in shape. If you're just looking for a nice n casual time along with the picturesque views then just follow the cliff next to cable car in Fira and keep walking. After 2-2.5 hrs of walking(includes the stopovers for wine and photos),you'll reach Imerovigli. Further hiking is the rough trail of mountainous region... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went in November so the high season is over. We stayed in Fira at Porto Fira Suites, and decided to hike to Oia. I don't exercise too often (so definitely I'm not an athlete), with a few breaks, and I just couldn't stop taking pictures along the way so it took me and my hubby a total of 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were staying just outside Imerovigli towards Oia. One day we walked to Fira - about 60 minutes walk. Another day we walked to Oia - about 3 hours walk (including lots of photos). Not to be missed! The trail is easy to follow, wide and clearly marked. The views are spectacular. We did the walk in October in around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Everyone who reviewed here is right: a) Do not go to Santorini and miss this hike!! b) 3 hours is about the time it took for us including stops for photos. I'm not big on heights or walking along cliffs. And I'd read that there were places where the stones underneath made part of the walk somewhat unstable. So I... More 

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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you want to enjoy amazing walk and stunning view, it is really must do thing in Santorini. It takes about 3 hours, requires comfortable shoes, water supplies and camera!

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