Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Santorini

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To see the best of what Santorini has to offer relatively quickly, tackle Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Hundreds of people hike the 9 km (5.5 mi) long trail every day, stopping along the way to discover the island's picturesque beaches, small villages, and ancient churches. The scenic trail covers a variety of terrains, including some rocky and steep pathways for which you should bring a pair of comfortable hiking shoes. The best time to start the hike is just after sunrise or late in the afternoon, during the coolest parts of the day. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, and bring lots of drinking water and a light snack. Put Hiking Trail Fira - Oia into our Fira trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Fira.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Do it during the day, do it again at sunset. and then again in the evening when it is dark ... it is always a thrilling spectacle! Spectacular views of thira, Oia, Oia ... hundreds of white houses, luxury hotels with swimming pools swimming pools that do not spoil the view overlooking the caldera. In front of the islands of nea Kameni, palea Kameni and Thirasia...il sea ... and the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen!
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  • August 16, 2017
    We started the hike in Firostefani and finished in Oia. It took us around 3.5 hours since we did it at a leisurely pace and walked through towns along the way and walked out to Skaros rock. The hike i...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I did this hike with a friend, neither of us are gym obsessed, let's say we have average fitness levels. We took off from Finikia (near Oia, around 15 mins from where the trail starts) at around 9am o...  more »

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Where to stay in Fira

The most unique way to experience Fira is to stay in one of its famous cave hotels or cliffside suites. The city in Santorini also has many spas and hotels to accommodate the massive waves of summer tourists on this island, and few are cheap. For more affordable options, venture further away from the cliffside. Or, if you're willing to spend a bit more on lodging, opt for a caldera view. There are a number of homes and villas for rent here as well, just be sure to check with your host about how exactly to get to your lodging, as many places are not accessible by road and require a journey by foot along stone steps.
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