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Small-Group Santorini Caldera Walking Tour
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Long walk which take about 3 hours or 2 if you are a fast runner / walker. Very advisable to do during fresh hours of the day (early morning or probably in the summer after 6 pm). Some tracks were a bit dangerous and slippery,...More

Thank Elmunyoz
Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd seen lots of recommendations about walking the trail in either direction. We stayed in Oia so took a taxi to start the trek in Fira & explore our way back to base. Along the route we took our time to enjoy the villages &...More

Thank Travelmad23768
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hiked from Fira to Oia. Takes roughly 3 hours. Amazing scenery, walking along the cliff (some parts are paved, some are not). Would recommend going in sports' clothing and running/hiking shoes as some parts get steep and rocky. Refresh in the end by swimming in...More

Thank NikNat17
Reviewed 2 days ago

We 100% agree with jordi04's review with that title. Beautiful, but do bring water and wear shoes to walk in. A lot of steps and up/down hill, but not overly difficult. We walked in October and were still grateful for the sea breeze! If you...More

Thank FatOllie
Reviewed 4 days ago

The hike from Fira to Oia is not only great exercise and a fantastic way to explore the island but offers the most spectacular views! My partner and I set aside about half a day for the hike and we're glad we did because we...More

Thank jordi04
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not bad but not worth the 3 hours. Would've rather stayed and enjoyed our room. Maybe if you're staying in Fira, then to end in Oia would be awesome. But if you're staying in Oia, don't bother... you're already in the best part of the...More

Thank emfabulous
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came into Santorini on a cruise ship. For 6 euros, you can take a donkey ride up the 600 steps to the town. There is also a cable car, but the donkeys are part of Santorini's heritage, so it was a fun way to get...More

Thank BelleNovaScotia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had visited Santorini with a couple of friends. The breezy hike from Fira to Oia offered nice beautiful landscape and city views. The blue dotted and colourful schema of Santorini looks amazing from a distance. Will highly recommend this to hikers and young at...More

Thank Rohit L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started early in the day. Wear layers of clothing because it is cool and breezy in the morning and warmer later in the day. We stopped mid day at a beautiful resort called Menzo for a cold drink and bathroom. (There are no bathrooms...More

Thank Joan U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from Fira to Oia. It was overcast so we did not find it very hot. At Imerovigli, we detoured to Skagos rock. Once we hit the dirt trail, it was windy in spots. We found the going straightforward. I am uncomfortable with heights...More

Thank Cathy W
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Miranda S
29 September 2017|
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Response from steptoe82 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Miranda The last hour is certainly the hardest walk very hilly and rocky underfoot. I would certainly recommend walking fira to imerovigli the views are fabulous. You could then take the local bus (luxury coaches) up to... More
Gill P
13 September 2017|
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Response from Sunshinej76 | Reviewed this property |
I think it'd be easiest to find the starting point if you go to the Hotel Atlantis in Fira and start from there. I'm not positive if there's a sign there but if you keep along the edge of the Caldera you will see the sign at... More
Terry H
27 August 2017|
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Response from Candice O | Reviewed this property |
You don't really need one. It's straight Forward 😊