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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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 De Sol Hotel & Spa
De Sol Hotel & Spa, Fira
Featuring a swimming pool with sun loungers and views over the east side of the island, De Sol features spa facilities and a restaurant. The centre of Fira Town is approximately 2 km away. more...
 Trieris Villa & Suites
Trieris Villa & Suites, Fira
Built in 1790, Trieris Villas & Suites is 350 metres above the sea level and just a 3-minute walk from Fira Town Centre. 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 situated in the breathtaking cliff of Fira, in Santorini. 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...
 iSuites
iSuites, Fira
Offering villas with a private pool, iSuites is set in Fira, 500 metres from Archaeological Museum of Thera. Megaro Gyzi is 500 metres from the property. WiFi is offered throughout. more...
 Porto Fira Villas
Porto Fira Villas, Fira
Featuring panoramic Caldera views, Porto Fira Villas offers accommodation in Fira. Archaeological Museum of Thera is 300 metres away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. 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...
 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...
 Revelis Villa & Canava
Revelis Villa & Canava, Fira
Revelis is a property located on Santorini Island in the centre of Fira. It offers air-conditioned self-catering accommodation with a terrace and views of the sea and the volcano. more...
 Mirto's Studios
Mirto's Studios, Fira
Right in the heart of Fira, located within a short distance of Archaeological Museum of Thera, Mirto's Studios offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as a fridge and electric 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...
 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...
 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...
 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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