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Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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Santorini Caldera Small Group Hiking Tour
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Owner description: This is the most obvious hike you can make on the island of Santorini and it will lead you - if you have not discovered them by now - through the sister villages of Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli, going higher up all the time above the caldera. It then continues through the expanding housing in northern direction and it finally goes to Oia via a really magnificent path. This hike offers many changing views on the volcano, the sea and the caldera. This hike takes two hours and a half (actual walking time), but the total time can reach 4 or 5 hours. It is ideal to leave Firà at about 10am and in this way you will arrive in Oia already between 1 and 2pm. You can then eat in Oia in one of the many bars. In the afternoon you can descend to the little harbour of Ammoudi in Oia. From the bus square in Fira (when you get to Fira by bus) you have to continue to the very busy square of Theotokopoulou. This is the modern centre of Fira with a lot of travel agencies, banks and bars. In the corner, in between the George's Snack Corner and the Pelican travel agency you go left, in the direction of the caldera. You can then take one of the three streets off the right, they all lead towards the higher part of Fira. Once at the Archaeological Museum higher up (this museum is open till 3pm, but not on Mondays), take a left, past the upper station of the cable car. You then go right above the caldera, until the red-brown building higher up that dominates this neighbourhood of Firostefani: it is the P.M. Nomikos Conference Centre, where a lot of exhibitions take place – on the extending corner in front of this building many people take pictures of the marvellous panoramic view. On the left of the Centre you follow the tiled road and stairs, while you enjoy the view – in front of you you can see the even higher situated village of Imerovigli.
Boise, Idaho, United States
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“Truly spectacular vistas, don't miss it!”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We did this hike by taking the bus to Imerovigli from Oia and then hiked back to Oia. There is a pretty good climb from Fira to Imerovigli and time was a little short. So this route does about 5 miles and a limited amount of climbing. We covered the trail in 1 hr 45 minutes with quite a few photo/view stops. Just a beautiful hike. If you like a lot of climbing, go from Oia to Fira! Anyway, the perspectives from this hike are worth the effort. The trail does end up on the highway for a few hundred yards after an increadible mansion/private property with a pool overlooking the caldera. This was the only point we got a little lost, expecting a trail, not the road.

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Greg K
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Upon arrival in Santorini we met up with another traveller and agreed to join them on the hike from Fira to Oia in the early afternoon in October. As soon as we found our way to the caldera we were enthralled with the views. The hike is an easy walk ... there are a few inclines and in one area some loose gravel but otherwise very doable with a good pair of walking shoes. The distance is approximately 12kms (3hrs) but it did not feel long and was worth every minute. The views were spectacular from every angle!

Visited October 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“beautiful short hike”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Gives you a real experience of some Greek villages as you follow a series of attractive white and blue churches. Path clearly marked once you have actually found it from Fira. Not strenuous but limited/no facilities on the 2.45 hour walk. Oia is well worth the visit - amazing sunset. Easy to catch the bus back to Fira if you don't fancy the return walk.

Visited October 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Highlight of Santorini”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

As our hotel is in Oia, we did the hike from Oia to Fira instead. The hike in total covers about 10km and we started our trek at around 9 in the morning and finished around 2pm. We took slightly longer as every 500m we walked, we stopped to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. The weather wasn't too hot then and the whole route was rather enjoyable. Getting lost is never a problem as one only needs to follow the coastal line. However, do wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water as along the route, you would see very very few drink stalls (we only saw one).

To truly understand and experience the beautiful sights and landscape of Santorini, this is a must do.

Visited November 2013
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“Well worth the walk!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Absolutely beautiful scenery, and despite the distance, the time flies by when enjoying the picturesque views. Just make sure to bring some water with you as you will need it, if like me, you are not as fit as you used to be!

Visited August 2013
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