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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia

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Ranked #2 of 47 attractions in Santorini
Type: Hiking Trails
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Adelaide, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great walk with some steep hills and the paths can be quite rocky at times. We recommend wearing good shoes, bringing enough water and wearing sun screen as it can get very hot. The total trip length is approximately 10-12kms which we completed in 3 hours on our first time and 2 hours on our second (taking... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this walk, great way to explore the island and see some absolutely stunning views. We left Fira around 4pm and took approx 2.5 hours to reach Oia.

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful hike. Difficulty level is probably 6/10. You have to be fit, have good endurance and a good cardio. The hike takes about 3-4 hours. Wear good running or hiking shoes because the path gets very rough. Bring Kleenex and baby wipes. Also, the bathrooms on the paths are wholes in the grounds. Bring a lot of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The view just get better, awe inspiring as to hiw the locals established themselves high upon the cliffs.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had the advantage of a rental car so we started an finished in Imerovigli and enjoyed the views going in both directions. The cafes and shops on the cliffside are particularly inviting (try a bottle of Red or Yellow Donkey beer); so after the crush of Fira it's a pleasant relief to stroll back along the cliffside ... enjoy!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We did the whole walk from Fira to Oia, which was longer than we thought. You can join it further along, however we walked through a couple of villages and saw some stunning views and amazing properties on the hillsides. Well worth it. We walked in pumps but it was rough in places.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Give yourself about 4 hours to make the trip and stop along the way to admire the scenery and take photos. Try to get there by sunset as it's spectacular. Then catch the bus out of town back the Fira.

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vancouver
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This was one of our highlights while at Santorini. It took 2.5 hours, leisurely walking. The start was a bit confusing, just stick to the road/path nearest the coastline and you can't go wrong. When in doubt go left. In the odd place you'll see Oia and an arrow written in white paint on the ground which helps. So gorgeous,... More

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

They called us crazy for doing this on the most windy day of our trip! The views were phenomenal. We started in Fira - just follow the path on the water and keep going. We stopped at a café in imerovigli for a quick snack. Then it got fun, the paved path left us for rocks and the sides of... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

It's a pretty challenging hike, especially if you are trying to sweat out the booze from the previous night's rager, but bring a high quality camera, because you will see quite possibly the prettiest scenery of your life. It's a nice getaway from the cruise ship and the cruise ship crowd too.

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