"FIRA - CHARMING CYCLADIC VILLAGE" Top 5 Page for this destination Fira by LoriPori
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As you approach Santorini by Ferry, or in our case by sailboat, you can see the whitewashed clifftop villages of Oia and FIRA. Then the Ferry enters the Caldera. The cliff walls rise steeply on both sides formed of red, yellow and ochre rock and whose surface is the shimmering blue Aegean. About 3600 years ago, the center of the island was blown away in a colossal volcanic eruption, leaving behind a circular depression in the sea floor and the crescent-shaped sliver of rock known as Santorini. The best place to view the Caldera is the walking path between Fira and Oia.
Fira is the island's capital and busiest commercial town. It is teeming with hotels, restaurants and shops. The evening stroll (Volta) along Odos M. Nomikou, follows the edge of the Caldera and is one of the most exquisite in the Cyclades.
Hans and I enjoyed Fira very much. It's such a lively town and beauty lies at every turn.
- Pros:Absolutely loved it here
- Cons:Too many tourists! hehe!
Public Buses (KTEL) are reasonably priced and efficient and the bus station was a short walk from our Hotel. Friday... more travel advice
The traditional village of OIA 11 km to the north of Fira, is a place of incomparable beauty. The unique appeal of Oia... more travel advice
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