Fira is the fascinating capital of Santorini.It is sited on the west side of the island, on the top of the abrupt rocks, on a height of 260m above the level of the sea.
As the ship aproaches Athinio, the port of Santorini, which is 10km far from the capital, the visitor gets impressed from the untold beauty he sees before him. The confirmation that he has chosen the most beautiful island for vacation comes with his welcome to Santorini.The island of love and fire...
And the journey towards dream begins as we approach Fira.The characteristic architecture of Cyclades, the supremacy of white and blue, the narrow paths that lead to the traditional neighbourhoods and reveal the beauty of this town, will fill you with pictures taken from a fairy tail.
But the, full of people, alleys the numerous tourist shops, coffee houses and resturants will bring you back to reality and they will remind you that youĘre not the only one to discover this earthly paradise.
As you walk around the paved roads in Fira, you meet a lot of churches. Another characteristic of this island. All around Santorini there are more than 300 churches, small and bigger that show the deep creed of people. The Orthodox and Catholic Cathedrals in Fira are of great interest. DonĘt pass over visiting the arcaeological museum that hosts findings of archaeological excavations, as well as the museum of prehistoric Thira, in which you wil see important findings from excavations in Akrotiri. From the old port in Fira, Gialo, you can take a boat for a trip around volcano and Thirasia.Two trips you canĘt miss.
You can also go for a stroll to the old port. Either way you choose to gey there, one thing is for sure. You will enjoy it and you will remember it for a long time. Your options? You can either use the teleferic to go down to Gialo.The experience is unique and the view shaking. Or if you are a more traditional type, use the young asses.these tender four-footed animals will make your tour unforgettable.
Of course for the more athletic of you there are stairs...Try your endurance by going taking the stairs that lead you to Gialo.Every stroll in Fira is an unforgetable trip from the past to the present. Every lane you passed and every thing you met will always remind you of that summer...
Like the sweet memory of the magnificent view to the volcano and the enchanting sunset. Unforgettable pictures that you wonĘt find anywhere else. Especially during the dawn, atmosphere in Fira has a sacred glory. The lights of iridite paint horizon and the whole island glows under the pure sky.
Fira is well known for its touristic foundation. Here are some of the best hotels in Greece that are chosen by celebrities during their staying in the island. But except those luxurious villasin the capital you will be able to find many quarters for your pocketAnd as for fun? Fira hold the scepters in nightlife and offer you nights full of rythm and stong feelings.