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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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Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Fira to Oia Hike

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If you only have one day on Santorini, you should definitely do this easy hike! Incredible views!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The walk took us around three hours with many stops for photos. The views from various locations around the caldera were absolutely stunning. We are not hikers but had the time available to take it at our own pace. The track was not terribly difficult, a couple of steep descents and ascents that got the heart pumping, but we would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We did this hike it February. While the weather was super windy it was amazing. Views were incredible and the paths it self while challenging were exciting and fun. Not for those with mobility issues or trouble walking 12 miles in a day. But well worth it for the active and adventurous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We leisurely hiked this on a Sunday and loved every minute of it. We had to pinch ourselves and stop saying "awesome" and "unbelievable". We took hundreds of pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was a little nervous about attempting this hike while on our cruise, but we started out as soon as we could catch the tender to Fira. (Like just a little after 7 a.m.) We were there in November and it was brisk to start the day but the perfect temperature to start our 6 mile trek. I had on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This hike was the highlight of our trip to Santorini. Walking from Fira to Oia, and back again, was challenging, but definitely worth the stunning views. It was also a great way to see the island. We went in February, so it wasn't too hot. If you visit in the summer, bring a lot of water with you because there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visit to Ancinet thira is an amazing experience. It a long round roads starting from Kamari Beach and it takes time to go to the top. Once you reach to the top, you need to park the ticket and need to do a hike to the top. The view from top is amazing. You can see beautiful Aagean sea and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The view on this hike is amazing. It is a long walk but it is a nice walk. Bring alot of water because you walk in the sun most of the time. There is a coffee shop on the way but it is exspensive and there is a little shop in the middel of nowhere where you can have some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Santorini is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. It is one of those places you must know in your life. The sunset is particularly beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I made the trek from Fira to Oia this past August. It is about ten miles and took me around three hours, stopping for pictures almost every second. I made the trek alone and felt completely safe in doing so. I only saw five people along the way, as this journey is pretty difficult terrain in some places. The path... More 

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