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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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went first week of march. im afraid of heights but as this is the #1 on tripadvisor decided I better harden up and give it a shot. we are both in fifities. Not hard physically at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

In Santorini highlight is sunset in the Evening you just dont want to miss it if you come to Greece.when watching sunset you stop and take a photo while you walk in the street there are sovenior shop or other road if you think you lost no there are road connection or you take a photo or museum or clothes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

went first week of march. im afraid of heights but as this is the #1 on tripadvisor decided I better harden up and give it a shot. we are both in fifities. Not hard physically at all.took us three hours. we both LOVED it. the trail is worn and not well maintained in places. look for the photos here. had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The views along this walk are stunning! The trail isn't too badly marked but it wouldn't be hard to find your own route there, just follow the coastline. We diverged from the trail quite a bit but If you walk in the general direction of Oia you always manage to find it again. It's a really enjoyable walk, mainly due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This walk has spectacular views and is perfect for a little exercise if you are staying in fira. The sunset at the end is great and there are buses to take you back afterwards. Don't forget a water bottle though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While a beautiful hike, it can be a challenging 6 miles or so. We started the hike in Fira and proceeded to Oia. Note there are few bathrooms or even places to stop for water along the way, especially after you pass Imerovigli which is fairly close to Fira. After passing through town the trail turns into a dirt/volcanic rock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I walk everywhere at home as i don't own a car. So when i say this is a long walk I'm not being precious. Wear decebt shoes and take snacks with u as during shoulder season it can be quite a while between places that are open. This was a whole day activity as we left Fira around 11 and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just hiked this two days ago (after hiking Cinque Terre in Italy just two weeks ago) and this is bar none the most beautiful hike I've ever done. I went from Fira to Oia and included the detour out to clamber up Skaros Rock and down to the church perched precariously on the side of the cliff. I totalled up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you've been on Santorini awhile you know there's a lot of stair climbing and this hike goes up an down the ridge of the volcano, reaching the highest point of the ridge. There are incredible views and I did it in early April so it was cool and rainy and there were a lot of wild flowers. The main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We took the hike in the late afternoon on the same day that we had reached Santorini. Both of us are relatively fit and we enjoyed the hike, taking about 2.5 hours to reach Oia as we had also climbed Skaros Rock along the way. The view was amazing but remember to wear proper shoes, as some parts of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We did this hike in mid March. While the weather was somewhat warm it was also very windy. The walk took us around 3 1/2 hours with many stops for photos and food breaks as we were hiking with our boys (6 & 11). If you only have one day on Santorini this is what you should do. The views... More 

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