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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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"bring water"
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"beautiful hike"
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"caught the bus"
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Nice, easy trail with stunning views over the caldera and oia and fira. I would recommend to wear closed shoes like running shoes.

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Get some exercise. Best way to see a good part of the island. Be prepared with water, hat, sun screen, long shirt or scarf, and good walking shoes. Allow 2.5 to 3 hrs each way with a nice lunch stop in the middle! Very rewarding.

Thank fromthemountaintop
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I hiked the path from Fira to Oia our first day in Santorini. It took 3 hours including the side hike out to Akra Skaros (incredible!!). The views on this hike are like no other! The hike itself is very hilly and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got up early in oia to see the sunrise then headed back to our apartment.. It was going to be another hot day and my knee is not great due to injury so we loaded up and headed out. Suggest sensible shoes, a hat,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hiked from Fira to Oia like the reviews suggested. It was uphill on rough and assorted terrain most of the way. I started to wonder if those that posted saying it was easier going this way rather than Oia to Fira were pulling a...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This walk has a variety of surfaces including cobbled paths, loose volcanic stone path and a short stretch of road. It is definitely not a level walk so good shoes are advisable. We did the walk in early May, setting off at 09:30 but still...More

2  Thank KeniDhu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am 70 and my wife 61 so we were concerned the 11 kilometer hike between Fira and IJA may be too much. In fact, it was wonderful. The scenic views can be seen only from the trail adding to its unique experience. Don't miss...More

1  Thank cokroos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like hiking, this is an enjoyable, easy-to-moderate difficulty hike, with beautiful views all along the way. If you don't enjoy hiking, this is an arduous, hot, dry, and boring walk along the coast with no bathrooms, and beautiful views all along the way....More

2  Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the hike from Imerovigli to Oía. It took us about 2.5hrs. It was beautiful and scenic. There is all types of terrain to walk. Sand, pebbles, rock, paving, hills, stairs. But it is all lovely. You need to wear athletic shoes. Don’t do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suppose you need to be reasonably fit as you do get some climbs on the way, but worth it even if you are not. Water and sun protection essential, as well as proper shoes - it will be much harder in flip flops.

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Eleanor26travels
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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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Eleanor26travels
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Response from yellowperilhk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's just outside Fira.
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