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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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 Villa Stella
Villa Stella, Fira
Villa Stella is just a 7-minute walk from the bustling Fira town. It features air-conditioned rooms equipped with a furnished balcony with garden or sea views. more...
 Amity Suites - Adults Only
Amity Suites - Adults Only, Fira
Offering an outdoor pool with panoramic views of the sea, Amity Suites - Adults Only is located in Fira. Free WiFi is available throughout. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Blue Angel Villa - Angel Villas
Blue Angel Villa - Angel Villas, Fira
Perched on a cliff in Kato Fira of Santorini, Blue Angel Villa features a sun terrace with hot tub and views over the Aegean Sea and the Caldera. 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...
 Phoenix
Phoenix, Fira
Offering an outdoor pool and free WiFi throughout, Phenix is located in Fira. Archaeological Museum of Thera is 2297 feet away. 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...
 Aeon Villa
Aeon Villa, Fira
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Aeon Villa is a property located in the heart of Fira, just a 3-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Thera. The Megaro Gyzi is within 500 yards of the villa. more...
 Sweet Pop
Sweet Pop, Fira
Centrally located in Fira Town, the renovated Sweet Pop offers an outdoor pool with sun terrace and tastefully decorated rooms with free WiFi. 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...
 Fira Blue House
Fira Blue House, Fira
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Fira Blue House is a property located in Fira, just a 17-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Thera and 0.6 miles from Central Bus Station Fira. 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...
 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...




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