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Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking...
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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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The essentials: hike from Fira to Oia; bus back. Reasons: 1) the sun is always on your back 2) slower rise, faster descent 3) the bus travels on the inside lane, so less white knuckles as opposed to the outside lane where the sheer drop...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did this walk recently walking from Fira to Oia; we arrived in time for the sunset over Oia. The conditions were warm and we stopped many times for the numerous, spectacular photo opportunities. It is highly recommended. A word of warning. I have no...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in even modest physical fitness, you can do this! Take your time, drink in the views. Note that are only a few places that provide shade from Imerovigli to Oia. Plan on 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Wear sunscreen, hat, and bring...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the signs that say “Walk to Fira” from Oia. It’s more like a climb to Mt. Olympus! Beautiful yes but quite the hike- 6.8 miles (11km) and mostly uphill. You can stop 1/2 way- there are a few snack stands.

2  Thank CmofAmof
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage son and I did this hike with its gorgeous views and varied scenery. We started in Fira at about 4:45 pm and arrived in Oia around 7:30 pm before sunset in early April. We dithered in certain places where we took photos or...More

4  Thank nycshine1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful coastal walk that we started from Thira all the way to Ola. We are not hikers but decided to give this a go. The trails starts in This a and passes through the next town Firostefani which is just as pretty. . There...More

2  Thank Daron C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of good reviews on this , but I want to write this from the perspective of a 50 year old couple; one semi athletic, the other minimally athletic. This is a beautiful hike that should not be missed. There are perspectives of...More

5  Thank NiccofromNJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend this hike, its a great change of pace from other sight seeing activities. Bring water and good hiking shoes and be in somewhat decent shape. It took us a little over 3 hours. The views were incredible and you get a see...More

2  Thank Marla E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pack some water and sunscreen. A 3 hour walk up and down hills along the Calder. Beautiful views. An absolute must.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Imerovigli so went from this starting point to Oia, with a detour to the Skaros rock. It is a trek, not all parts of the trail are distinct, numerous areas with irregular contour. Watched the beginnings of the sunset at Oia and...More

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Response from Katrina49 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that church. We saw several but not sure of the names.
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Response from yellowperilhk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's just outside Fira.
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My husband and I visited Santorini the first week of April in 2015. We stayed a week and found the weather to be fairly pleasant, probably in the 60s-70s every day. The day that we hiked, I started out in a sweatshirt and... More
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