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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia

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Address: 847 00, Greece
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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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Obviously...if you have come to Santorini you came for the food...the views...and to take in the wonderful towns speckled on the cliffs of the island. There's no better way to see... read more

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First, I am extremely pale and had a hat, sunglasses, short-sleeved top, and cropped leggings. i also applied sunscreen 3 times during the three hour hike. We did this from Fira to Oia, starting about 2:30pm, finished around 5:00/5:30pm.We stopped along the way for photos, but didn't take too much time for this. The first part of the hike was... More 

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We really enjoyed this hike because it offered such amazing views of the island as well as some of the towns you go through along your way. I had read many reviews before we went and I highly suggest sneakers and even workout clothes (if you sweat a lot like me). I saw a lot of women in dresses and... More 

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Obviously...if you have come to Santorini you came for the food...the views...and to take in the wonderful towns speckled on the cliffs of the island. There's no better way to see all of it that this trail!

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I did the hike and it was amazing! I did it with my wife alone just the two of us and if was unforgettable. Bring water...

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One word to describe Santorini...AMAZING! If you ever take a trip to Greece, you must must stop in Santorini. They have many restaurants, cafes, hotels, clubs, and beaches to visit!! It's such an awesome place to visit and there are so many things to see and do! Santorini is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The small... More 

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It took 2 hours and we've got so many unforgettable impressions! We came to Oia by the sunset time and stopped at small church on the hill for the show. At Maps.Me this place is indicated as Caldera view. The show was fantastic. Just note that if you stay for the sunset in Oia, it is not too wise to... More 

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We did the mini walk of about 3km which ended in Fira for us. Got in the bus in Oia and off we went. The views from Fira were fantastic and the hotels built along the caldera just beautiful.

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My husband and I stopped in Santorini while on a 25th wedding anniversary cruise on September 13, 2016. We had read about this hike on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We are in our 50's and in fairly good shape. The hike was fantastic. We got off the ship early so we could beat the heat... More 

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We were staying in Oia so one day we decided to walk to Fira, which was an interesting experience. First of all we met somebody to who told us that walking from Oia to Fira was harder than the normal way which was Fira to Oia. Why? Because there was more uphill going our way. Then almost immediately we got... More 

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Fantastic and varied walk. Wonderfully scenic with sea views all the way. Takes in all the most beautiful parts of the island and plenty of places to stop for a drink or rest along the way. Easy trail to follow. Some uphill but not too difficult for anyone of moderate fitness. Suggest closed toe shoes as approx final third of... More 

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