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Fira (Greece)

Practical information about Fira

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  • Relaxation
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  • Port
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  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 20 minute car journey from Oia
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Fira

María José Alfonso Fernández Travel writer
58 travel articles

Over the years, Fira village with its tall white houses sits atop a cliff watching all those who arrive.

My suggestion:
Don't miss sitting here to experience the magic of the sunset.

The small village of Fira with its elongated shape and narrow winding streets running parallel to the cliff, is found on the idyllic island of Santorini. One the things I remember best is that to go to the port of Fira, you can either walk down (588 steep steps) or take the cable car, which is I what I chose.

To plan and organise your visit to Santorini you will find the main bus station in Fira and you can go wherever you want from here. So if you do not wish to hire a car, staying in Fira is your best option.

Also, I have to say that Fira is the place in Santorini where I had the best times with the local people. Even if Oia is prettier, Fira is more authentic.

Fira at night.