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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia

Greece
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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Santorini
Type: Hiking Trails
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Singapore
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The hike follows the ridge of the caldera. I would recommend starting the hike early at around 7:30am before it gets too hot. However remember to get a bite before starting on the journey as there are no cafés that are open for breakfast before 10:30am along the way. The 3.5 hour hike brings you through the luxury hotels in... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We got lucky in August, given that it was a nice windy day to cool us down. Bring at least a liter per person for water. Views are amazing and great way to see both sides of the island. One of the highlights of our trip. DO NOT ride the donkeys. It is just plain mean to ride them in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Myself and my husband walked from Imerovigli to Oia one day and other day Imerovigli to Fira....Hiking was Fantastic....Lots and lots of photoshoots and astonishing views.... It is recommended to start in the early morning.... We did hiking in hot sun but that's ok... We enjoyed the views , walk holding hands till reaching the spot... and in Oia we... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are doing this in August start early in the morning as it is very hot. Make sure you wear suitable shoes and carry water. It's a moderate walk with incredible views. Took us 2.5 hrs and we stopped regularly for photos. The vista is uninterrupted and spans island to water with interesting volcanic terrain. We walked Fira to... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Overall there is not much to do in Santorini so if you are bored of sunbathing this is something different. The walk took about 3 and a half hours and we did this in the peak heat (started about 1pm). It is a pretty view along the cliff edge most of the way. You should do this in trainers or... More

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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The hiking trail was absolutely stunning. The views were to die for. Bring some good walking shoes, a lot of water, sunscreen, maybe a hat. The sun is very bright and there is little shadow along the trail. Any physically fit person should be able to complete the trail, but it is not to be underestimated. If you get tired... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Managed the hike in 2.5 hours. Not big on hiking but it was definitely worth it once you experience the amazing views. Once we reached Oia we went straight to Amoudi Bay to have lunch, 300 steps down the cliff. Catch a bus at Ia station to get back to Fira.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved Oia! The walking trails throught the city are simpy beautiful with great photo opportunities ummmmmh EVERYWHERE! We took the local bus from the tendered port over to the town about 30 minute drive I think. Toured on our own had a great lunch after checking out all the shops and different areas then hopped back on the bus.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We hiked from Fira to Oia and took a bit longer to do this hike than most (it took for us 4.5 hours) as we stopped to chat with people along the way. It was definitely a physical challenge in some parts. I forgot to wear my hat, so I spent the second half looking into the sun and ended... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything is worth for this view! It s one of the best spots in Santorini to watch the sunset in total contrast with the white small buildings.

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