Fira Santorini

Fira Santorini photo by Kevin Poh on Flickr

About Fira

Fira is the capital of Thira, the main island of Santorini and sits on the rim of the extinct volcano on the island’s west coast. It’s a short 10 minute drive from the airport so transfer times are good.

Fira is a beautiful town that looks like it’s grown out of the hillside with whitewashed and pastel coloured houses, hotels and restaurants offering stunning views out across the caldera.

There’s no shortage of accommodation options in Fira. There’s tons of hotels with volcano views but they are the most expensive, particularly if you want a room with a private hot tub where it can easily be over £200 a night. Cheaper hotels are available in Fira but they wont have the views and that’s the main reason for coming to Santorini. If you can’t stretch to a room with a view then try to book yourself into a restaurant with a view at least once on your stay so you can enjoy the sunset with a glass of local wine.

In general, Fira is a slow paced town, there are no cars so you have to travel by cable car, donkey or on foot. It does get very busy in the peak season though, especially when the cruise ships are in town so you definitely wont be enjoying the views on your own.

With Fira being relatively central on the main island it’s a great base location for exploring, there’s day trips to other islands from the harbour or driving out to Oia or any of the beaches on the east coast.

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Quick look guide to Fira

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Capital
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Good for Couples
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Lots of Hotels
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Live Music
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Greek Dancing
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Night Clubs
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Where is Fira

Fira Hotel Search

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Fira Photo Gallery

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Where next?

Go to the Santorini resort guide to find out about the great towns and villages on the island.

Go to the Santorini beach guide to find out about some of the best beaches on the island.

Find something to keep you entertained whilst in Santorini with our Santorini sight seeing guide.

Go back to the main Santorini guide to find out more about this lovely Cycladic island and what it has to offer the holiday maker

Find information on another Greek island, whether that’s to hop from Santorini on a day trip or to research an alternative destination.

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