Santorini is a destination for the hikers who want to lose themselves in nature. Hiking from Fira to Oia is the most scenic trail of the island and it holds many unexpected delights. So, gear-up and be prepared to be astounded… First, we drive you to our meeting point in Fira. Then, our excursion begins with hiking along the cliff-side of the Caldera. Further, we will hike through the villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli and finally in Oia.
So, choose to begin this route early in the morning to avoid the midday heat. Also, late in the afternoon it’s an option in order to enjoy the sunset. Another key point, the walk takes about 3-5 hours depending on your walking tempo, how many stops you require and … how much you love taking pictures!!! Just keep going North.
Generally speaking, the distance that we will cover is almost 10km / 6 miles … ok, let’s say 15.000 unique and different steps.
Take a walk at the edge of the cliff-side
Paved, unpaved, rocky, cobblestoned or dirt paths, that’s what we will walk after Imerovigli village. After a while, you will hit small Greek Chapels at key high points along the way. Agios Markos Chapel. In fact, it’s a nice spot for some rest and also a sign that we didn’t lose our way!!! This part of the trail is so quiet, not crowded too. For this reason, it’s a wildlife refuge and if we are lucky we will see on our way partridges and rabbits. The view above the hills is amazing, unquestionably beautiful, the scenery is breathtaking. Once we arrive in Oia village, we will walk through the traditional village in order to discover the way of life of its inhabitants during the 19th and 20th centuries. We will have the opportunity to see its beautiful mansions and homes built within caves hanging on the cliff side above the sea.
Our intention is to involve you in a special and unique adventure that includes beautiful scenery of Oia, breathtaking landscapes and picturesque architecture. After this long and eventful hike, we will have the chance to replenish our calories with delicious souvlaki and taste the best homemade ice cream in Santorini. In any case, you’ve earned it!!! Of course, an air-conditioned bus will drop you off at your hotel or at the starting point.
You love hiking? So, in this case, it’s a must!!! There is no better way to appreciate the uniqueness of Santorini. To put it another way, it`s a great way to see the Island. Definitely, it`s a wonderful way to spend a day, a guarantee for a well sleep at night!!!
General Information & Tips
- Duration: 4-5 hours (Depending on the stops for rest and photos)
- Not hard for experienced hikers.
- Hikers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Sneakers-sturdy walking shoes/ Hat with wide rims / Sunglasses/ Sunscreen
- Transfer: Pick up & Drop off
- Local Tour Guide
- Bottle of Water
- Snack: Dry fruits & Fresh Fruits
Souvlaki and ice cream