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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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 Lignos
Only 328 feet from Fira’s bustling center, the traditional hotel Lignos offers air-conditioned rooms with private verandas that look out to the sea. Wi-Fi is free in the entire property. more...
 Caldera Butterfly Villas
Perched on the cliffs of the caldera, one mile from Fira, Caldera Butterfly Villas offers kitchenette accommodations with spectacular views of the volcano and the Aegean Sea. more...
 Lilium Santorini Villa
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...
 Kastro Suites
The Cycladic-style Kastro Suites is ideally located on the unique Santorini caldera in Fira, 984 feet above sea level. more...
 Amity Suites - Adults Only
Offering an outdoor pool with panoramic views of the sea, Amity Suites - Adults Only is located in Fira. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Cosmopolitan Suites - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
This elegant hotel is majestically situated on a cliff, providing magnificent sea views in Fira, the capital of Santorini. more...
 Anatoli Hotel
Hotel Anatoli is a 5-minute walk from the middle of Fira, in Santorini. It features a swimming pool and traditional restaurant. more...
 Sweet Pop
Centrally located in Fira Town, the renovated Sweet Pop offers an outdoor pool with sun terrace and tastefully decorated rooms with free WiFi. more...
 Irene City Villas
Irene City Villas is located in Fira, a 9-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Thera and provides air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, as well as access to an outdoor swimming pool. more...
 Harmony Suites
Located a 9-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Thera, Harmony Suites offers a terrace, and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. more...
 Phoenix
Offering an outdoor pool and free WiFi throughout, Phenix is located in Fira. Archaeological Museum of Thera is 2297 feet away. more...
 Asteras Villas
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...
 Nemesis
Located just 492 feet from the center of Fira, Nemesis offers air-conditioned units with free Wi-Fi and a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Caldera or the garden. more...
 Nectarios Villa 2
Featuring sea views, Nectarios Villa 2 provides accommodations with a balcony and an electric tea pot, around a 16-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Thera. more...
 Athina Luxury Suites
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...




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