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“Best moto ride and sunset ever !!”

Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking...
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Owner description: 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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“Best moto ride and sunset ever !!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

To rent a motobike in Santorini is the best way to move around the island and see everything. The route to Oia from Fira has amazing views and it is quite safe to drive because everyone is used to motocycles, even at night after the sunset, which is one of the best sunsets ever.

Visited July 2013
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I could spend my whole life in Fira and Oia. Both are beautiful places to see. Make sure to go to the Windmill for sunset! Also take your time to take a picture with the 4 blue roofs in the background. Travel tip! Go in winter! Winter in Greece was only moderately cold in Athens. In Santorini, it was too hot to wear a sweatshirt in December! Also, there are not nearly as many tourists, giving you a much better experience! Don't go to Santorini on Christmas though!

Visited December 2012
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“The perfect way to enjoy the caldera”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

One should go for this walk (which lasts about 2 hours) at least once during his journey. We were there for one week and and did the hike tree times. Even if I could finish it with scandals, it is highly advised to provide for adequate shoes. Indeed most of the path is negotiable, but one short strenght is a bit wild, and another (much shorter) is... the road. If you stay on the island in summer, you'd better start the walk around 5-6 pm so that the sun doesn't strike your head and above all you'll be able to see it setting. The perfect reward!

Visited July 2013
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“Worth the effort!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We walked from Imerovigli and left a little later than planned. It took a leisurely 2 hours and the different view of the islands was stunning. This was an absolute highlight of the holiday. Make sure you wear walking sandals as an absolute minimum as it is a lot of gravel and a bit of scrambling. There are many places to stop in Fira Stefania, Imerovigli and finally a little roadside cafe as you briefly drop down onto the road before taking the track up the final hill. The views coming down into Oia. An ABSOLUTE must and worth the effort.

Visited July 2013
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“Do it!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The capital of Santorini certainly looks and feels different from all other places on the island, crowded with tourists, filled with small caffe's, restaurants, shops, everything. Best avoided in the mid - day, nice to sit somewhere and enjoy the view. Avoid the old harbour visit with cable car, it is not worth neither your time or money, better to see it from the boat on a trip to Volcano, Nea Kameni or Palia Kameni. Great are museums and art galleries, if you have time, Prehistoric museum is a must, if you are a student the entrance is free, also that's the case if you have small children. Nice place, good guides at the museum. Combine it with visit to Ancient Thera and Akrotiri. Thera is a must see place in Santorini, but not the best of them all, similar and better looking is Oia, they both are quite easy to access, for Santorini is a boutique, small island that has a lot to offer. Buy your souvenires somewhere else, Thira can be a bit overpriced, also for food, snacks and drinks, you mainly pay the view. During the summer best avoid the crowds of tourists coming here from all the other islands (Crete, Kos, Rhodos, Ios).

About the hike - take a lot of water, good shoeware, take time. Not for anyone, only for those who feel capable of doing it. 9km, takes three hours at steady pace. Need to do it, it is worth the effort!

Visited July 2013
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