I´ve seen that it´s possible to walk from Fira to Oia. Is it very physical demanding ?
Not too bad, the path is clear but uneven, so wear good shoes or trainers, sandals might be a risk. Take water, a snack, sunglasses, sunscreen and maybe a hat.
How long does the walk take ?? is the bus easy to go on and where are the bus stops in fira and Oia
than you Grumphy
Hi, We have just come back from Fira, some people there were going to do this walk, but after looking into it decided not to go that far!
One that we did, was a short one about an hour from Fira, and that was to take a bus from Fira to Imovgoli and walked back to Fira. Along the front of the caldera not along the road. It was nice and traffic free.
We found that one ok. Mainly through terraces of houses, hotels and apartments, really easy.
The day we went it was very windy indeed, and I put on a skirt, big mistake!!!!! The wind howled around the caldera and I had a real problem keeping my skirt down! However it did give some other walkers a laugh!!!!
The busses were easy to find in Fira, and although it was a bit of a sqeeze on them it was ok. One tip on the way back, all the busses go to Fira first before going anywhere else, so we found you could take any bus back from Oia. It was only about 1 euro 20. Not bad at all. There are taxi's too, and we paid about 5 euros to Imovgoli about half way to Oia. The taxis in Oia, to come back to Fira, though all seemed to be reserved. So tip no 2 if you want a taxi back , book in advance.
Hope that helps. We are not experts of course, there are people on this site who know the island very well. But these were our experiences when we were there last week.
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