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Fira

Fira, the capital of Santorini, is built on the west side of the island over a precipitous rock 260 m high, but with a magnificent view to the sea. It is a beautiful city of about 1,600 inhabitants, with snow-white houses that shine under the sunlight, small picturesque, pebbled streets and steps, with vaults and arches. It has been inhabited for the past two centuries when it stopped being threatened by the pirate raids which inhibited settling near the sea. It is believed that its name comes from the word "pyrros" which means burning, or reddish, and is connected with the existing volcano.

The descent from the narrow cobbled street of the 500 steps to the old port is a unique experience offering the visitor the opportunity to admire the breathtaking view and the beauty of the city, especially in the evening. In the city, there is a series of beautiful churches and monasteries like that of Agios Minas, the cathedral of Hypapandi, the cathedral of Christ, the monastery of Panagia ton Dominikanidon and Panagia tou Rodariou, which has a small collection of ecclesiastical gems, paintings, documents and maps. In Fira, there is also an archaeological museum with remarkable exhibits from the excavations on the island. From Fira it is also worth visiting (by boat) the volcano of Nea and Palia Kameni.



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 Galatia Villas
Galatia Villas, Fira
Set in a quiet location, just a 10-minute walk from the center of Fira, the Greek-style Galatia Villas offers a welcoming lounge, and spacious, air conditioned rooms. more...
 Lilium Santorini Villa
Lilium Santorini Villa, Fira
Located along the rim of the Caldera, Lilium Villa offers a pool with hydromassage facilities. Rooms overlook the Aegean Sea and the volcano, and Wi-Fi is complimentary in the entire hotel. more...
 Kamares Apartments
Kamares Apartments, Fira
The Cycladic-style Kamares Apartments offers elegant apartments with views over the Caldera, the volcano and the sunset. They are located in the breathtaking cliff of Fira, in Santorini. more...
 Kalisti Hotel & Suites
Kalisti Hotel & Suites, Fira
Conveniently located in the heart of Fira Town, just yards from the Caldera, the Cycladic-style Kalisti Hotel & Suites features modern facilities with deluxe services. more...
 Iriana Apartments
Iriana Apartments, Fira
Located in Fira, Iriana Apartments features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It offers spectacular views over the caldera and the volcano, while the main square is a 2-minute walk away. more...
 Fira Blue House
Fira Blue House, Fira
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Fira Blue House is a property located in Fira, just 0.9 miles from Archaeological Museum of Thera and an 11-minute walk from Central Bus Station. more...
 Aeon Villa
Aeon Villa, Fira
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Aeon Villa is a property located in the heart of Fira, just 200 yards from Archaeological Museum of Thera. The Megaro Gyzi is within 400 yards of the villa. more...
 Palmariva Villas
Palmariva Villas, Fira
Located in Fira, 0.8 miles from Archaeological Museum of Thera and a 9-minute walk from Central Bus Station, Palmariva Villas has free WiFi. more...
 Athina Luxury Suites
Athina Luxury Suites, Fira
Nestled upon a rock in Fira Town, the Cycladic-style Athina Luxury Suites feature a swimming pool and a sun terrace with panoramic views of the Caldera and the volcano. more...
 Aperto Suites - Adults Only
Aperto Suites - Adults Only, Fira
Perched on Caldera cliff, in the heart of Fira Town, Aperto Suites - Adults Only offers minimally decorated suites with hot tub or spa bath, and views over the Aegean Sea and the volcano. more...
 Tzekos Villas
Tzekos Villas, Fira
Perched on the cliff of the caldera in Fira, Santorini's capital, Tzekos Villas offers a swimming pool and a spacious pool area with pool bar and unique views over the volcanic islets and the sunset. more...
 Asteras Villas
Asteras Villas, Fira
Asteras Villas is located in the town of Fira, atop the majestic caldera cliffs, looking down towards the endless Aegean Sea and just a few steps away of the main pebbled street in Fira, the capital more...
 Anatoli Hotel
Anatoli Hotel, Fira
Hotel Anatoli is a 5-minute walk from the middle of Fira, in Santorini. It features a swimming pool and traditional restaurant. more...
 Anteliz Suites
Anteliz Suites, Fira
Lying at the edge of the hillside of Fira, Anteliz Suites features an outdoor swimming pool with an open-air hydro-massage tub. Its air-conditioned rooms feature a free plasma TV and free Wi-Fi more...
 Porto Fira Villas
Porto Fira Villas, Fira
Featuring panoramic Caldera views, Porto Fira Villas offers accommodations in Fira. Archaeological Museum of Thera is 984 feet away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...




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