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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia

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Address: Firostefani, 847 00, Greece
Description: 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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Amazing trek !

We did the 9,8km trek between Fira and Oia. It took 3 hours at a good pace. We barely saw 10 people on that trek which i don't really understand since it is so beautiful. I highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This trail certainly lives up to its expectations in terms of beauty - what a great way to see this half of the island. However, if you are well into middle age, as we are, be advised that it can be challenging in places - more challenging than we anticipated based on some of the recent reviews. While much of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did the 9,8km trek between Fira and Oia. It took 3 hours at a good pace. We barely saw 10 people on that trek which i don't really understand since it is so beautiful. I highly recommand it, and this one the highlight of my trip to Santorini. The views are incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There are amaaaaazing views as you just make sure you follow the road that stays closest to the coast. theres a bit of up and down but not too strenuous. There are cafes along the way which are good for taking a break. My friend and I took the trail at a steady pace and took many photos along the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The walk was fairly challenging in places,but well within the capabilities of anyone who is fairly fit.I echo what other reviews have said that you need good trainers or walking shoes, plenty of sunscreen and water. The stunning views make the effort worthwhile, as do a couple of cold beers in Oia as reward.

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I did love Santorini ..however, i found it to be the most expensive, most crowded and most touristy of all the islands I visited...so this was, for me, the best part of my few days spent there. I had a hard time finding the trail head as it was not marked (up near the cable car entrance) ...but upon asking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must do. The walk is however long and challenging bit gives in my opinion the best island views. Must do. Catch a bus back from oia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A reasonably moderately difficult walk (mainly due to the heat and distance) but well worth it if you like to be active on your holidays. We left at 10am which was probably a bit late as we did get the main heat of the day (we arrived in Oia about 2pm). We also took the Skavos Rock detour (which adds... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Quite a physical walk, which took us about 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. Add 30 minutes for continually stopping to take amazing photos. Starting near the bus stopping area in Fira, and ending in Oia, the path itself goes through a couple of towns where the track is paved, but also turns to gravel and rocks between towns, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We did the hike from Oia to Fira one morning we left around 9am. The walk was hard work and up hill for the majority. You need to wear proper hiking trainers and take water. The views are amazing and you find lovely little things on the way to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This 10km trail is breathtaking from start to finish! It is not at all difficult to do as it is paved most of the way however there is a gravel section that you need to be aware of. Finishing off your hike in Oia is a treat, my suggestion is to leave Fira at about 4:30pm to catch the sunset... More 

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Address: Address: Firostefani, 847 00, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini

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