Oia is one of the most popular and picturesque towns on the island. An absolute must see during a trip to Santorini. It is located on the north-west edge of the island, at an altitude of 70 to 140 m. Its characteristic white buildings stretch for about 1.5 km along the edge of the cliff over the Armenis Bay.
Fira is the capital of the island and the Santorini archipelago. It is the cultural, entertainment and commercial heart of the island and one of the most visited places in Santorini by tourists. Fira is in the central-western part of the island and is situated on top of the caldera cliff.
The caldera of Santorini is currently one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Greece. It lies in the Aegean Sea, about 120 km north of Crete. It
Nea Kameni is a small island situated in the gulf of Santorini. Its history is directly related to the volcano, whose eruptions and lava flow formed all the surrounding islands.
Prehistoric Akrotiri on Santorini was one of the most important settlements in the Aegean Sea. Today it continues to challenge historians and archaeologists. It is also a fantastic place for
Ancient Thera in Santorini was an ancient city that was located in the south-eastern part of the island on a rocky mountain called Mesa Vouno, over 360 meters above sea level. Currently, this place is adjacent to two very popular towns on the opposite sides of the mountain – Kamari and Perissa.
Fira to Oia hike
The most famous trail on the island is the Fira – Oia trail. It runs along the caldera between the two most famous villages of Santorini. The road along the
Pyrgos is a town located in the central part of the island, on the north-western slope of The Profitis Ilias Mountain, about 7 km from the capital of the island of Santorini, called Fira. Some sources say that Pyrgos was once the capital of the island.
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
One of the oldest and most impressive of its kind is the Orthodox Monastery of Prophet Elijah (Monastyr Prophet Elias). It is located on the highest peak of the island of Santorini (567 meters / 1860 feet above sea level).
Museum of Prehistoric Thera
The Museum of Prehistoric Thera on Santorini offers an exhibition on the history of the island and the discoveries associated with it, with a special focus on the most important