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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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 Hotel Solaris
Hotel Solaris, Fira
Hotel Solaris is a 5-minute walk from Fira’s center in Santorini and features a large swimming pool with hydromassage. It offers rooms with a view to the Aegean Sea. more...
 Archontiko Santorini
Archontiko Santorini, Fira
Enjoying views of the Aegean Sea and Caldera from its spacious sun terrace, the fully renovated Archontiko Santorini offers self-catered accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Asterolithos
Asterolithos, Fira
Offering a terrace, Asterolithos is located in the center of Fira Town, within walking distance of the Caldera. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. more...
 Ifestos Villa
Ifestos Villa, Fira
Featuring an outdoor pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, the Cycladic-style Ifestos is quietly located 500 metres from the centre of Fira It offers air-conditioned accommodation and a buffet 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...
 Petit Palace Suites
Petit Palace Suites, Fira
Petit Palace sits on the edge of the caldera, at Agia Irini area. The luxurious complex has suites with private pools and stunning volcano views, 500 ft above the sea. 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...
 Cosmopolitan Suites - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Cosmopolitan Suites - Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Fira
This elegant hotel is majestically situated on a cliff, providing magnificent sea views in Fira, the capital of Santorini. more...
 Astro Palace Hotel & Suites
Astro Palace Hotel & Suites, Fira
Astro Palace Hotel & Suites is in an idyllic location, only a short walk from Fira and the caldera. It offers a spa center, a swimming pool and rooms with unobstructed Aegean Sea views. more...
 Volcano View by Caldera Collection
Volcano View by Caldera Collection, Fira
Standing majestically on the edge of the cliffs, Volcano View features a restaurant with Caldera view, and 3 swimming pools overlooking the volcano, the sea and the famous Santorini sunset. more...
 Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites - Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Fira
Centrally located in Fira and only steps from the famous Caldera, this family-run hotel provides a peaceful base for its guests, with spa facilities and an outdoor pool area. more...
 The Majestic Hotel
The Majestic Hotel, Fira
Located over the dramatic Santorini cliffs, The Majestic Hotel features soundproofed rooms with private balcony enjoying views of the Aegean Sea or the volcano. more...
 Nectarios Villa
Nectarios Villa, Fira
Located in the picturesque town of Fira, the family-run Nectarios Villa offers traditional self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Aroma Suites
Aroma Suites, Fira
With stunning views of the volcanic island of Nea Kameni and the Aegean Sea, this little hotel is in the center of Fira, 300 ft from the cathedral Church. more...
 Antonia Apartments
Antonia Apartments, Fira
Located just 260 ft from the main square of Fira, Apartments Antonia features air conditioned accommodations with balcony. It has a swimming pool and offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the more...




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