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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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 Summer Time Villa
Summer Time Villa, Fira
Only 328 feet from Fira Town’s central square, the Summer Time Villa is a charming and hospitable holiday spot, where guests are welcomed with a warm smile. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Limestone
Limestone, Fira
Opening in summer 2018, Limestone luxury suites is set on the cliff of the caldera and is located at a historic and quiet neighborhood, with breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea, the volcanic island of more...
 Kastro Suites
Kastro Suites, Fira
The Cycladic-style Kastro Suites is ideally located on the unique Santorini caldera in Fira, 984 feet above sea level. more...
 iSuites
iSuites, Fira
Offering villas with a private pool, iSuites is set in Fira, 1640 feet from Archaeological Museum of Thera. Megaro Gyzi is 1640 feet from the property. WiFi is offered throughout. more...
 Archipel Mansion
Archipel Mansion, Fira
Centrally located in Fira, the neoclassical Archipel is housed in an old mansion and features spacious, furnished terraces with an outdoor hot tub and panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. 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...
 Altemar Suites
Altemar Suites, Fira
Located in the lively Fira Town of Santorini, Altemar Suites offers elegantly decorated units with a terrace or balcony featuring an outdoor hot tub. more...
 Fira Blue House
Fira Blue House, Fira
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Fira Blue House is a property located in Fira, just 400 yards from Archaeological Museum of Thera and a 2-minute walk from Central Bus Station. more...
 Fira Deep Blue Suites
Fira Deep Blue Suites, Fira
Located 1640 feet from Archaeological Museum of Thera in Fira, this villa features a terrace with sea views and an outdoor hot tub. more...
 Panorama Studios & Suites
Panorama Studios & Suites, Fira
Panorama enjoys a central location in Fira featuring a swimming pool and stunning volcano views. It offers traditional rooms with free Wi-Fi access and serves a rich a la carte breakfast. more...
 Andronis Honeymoon
Andronis Honeymoon, Fira
Offering suites with a hot tub, Andronis Honeymoon features a prime location on Fira’s Caldera. more...
 Nonis Apartments
Nonis Apartments, Fira
On the caldera’s edge, this hotel features traditional Cycladic architecture and panoramic views of the volcano, the Aegean Sea and the famous Santorini sunsets. more...




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