Scenic Hiking in Santorini, from Fira to Oia

Greece, Santorini Guide (B): Scenic Hiking in Santorini, from Fira to Oia

Not only does it offer panoramic caldera views which will be missed in the vehicle road trail, it also passes through the beautiful villages of Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Finikia and Oia which are worth exploring separately on feet.

The actual walking time is around 3 hours, but with so many breathtaking stop points, the total time needed can easily reach 5-6 hours. If you’re planning to visit Skaros Rock (recommended), you’ll need to add another 2-3 hours into your itinerary.

Start your morning with a breakfast by the caldera—gonna need ’em energy for the rest of the day! Plus, it’s one of those classic Santorini experiences that you just have to check off your bucket list.

To fully admire Fira from all angles, try to start your trail from the Southern tip of the city center. Nearby to the main tourist bus stop, you’ll find the white-washed churches of Ypapanti Cathedral and Agios Minas.

As you head North through the city, don’t forget to look back once in a while. Seeing all those colorful houses perched on the cliff is quite a sight! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Scenic Hiking in Santorini, from Fira to Oia
Guide Location: Greece » Santorini
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ypapanti Cathedral   Catholic Church   Megaron Gyzi Museum   Agios Theodori   Skaros Rock  
Author: Andrew Darwitan
Read it on author's website: https://scarletscribs.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/greece-day-5-scenic-hiking-in-santorini-from-fira-to-oia/