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GENERAL INFORMATION

Santorini has an area of 76 square kilometers and a population of about 8500-10000 inhabitants. Its
shore are 70 km long. The length of Santorini reaches 18 km. Its width varies from 2 to 6 km.

FIRA, CAPITOL OF ISLAND

Fira is centrally placed at 10km away from the Port of Athinios. It is built amphitheatrically hanging from the cliff, offering a direct view to the volcano and probably the best view you have ever seen. Try to find accommodation with volcano-view since it is definitely worth it to wake up in the morning and see such a view.
 
The village of Fira has expanded due to the tourism explosion of the island and along with Firostefani and Imerovigli form a large village on top of the cliff, offering lots of places to stay, drink, eat and enjoy the view. You can stroll around the alleys at the edge of the cliff, shop at the numerous traditional and modern shops, or do some serious clubbing in the various bars and clubs. In order to appreciate the more quite side of Fira you can walk around the small churches, monasteries (Orthodox and Catholic) and the Archaeological Museum.
On the right side while looking at the volcano you will see Skaros an impressive rock formation where an old Venetian castle used to be. To the right, behind the volcano, you will see Thirasia a small island with two tiny villages. This island is part of the original island of Santorini before the eruption of the volcano, and it offers an equally magnificent opposite view of the island.
 


 



 

OIA

It is by far the most beautiful and picturesque village on Santorini, since it is hanging from the cliff on the north side of island and offering a magnificent sunset, where the sun falls ‘in the sea’. It is ideal for quite vacations, strolls around the alleys, romantic diners, breathtaking views and elegant shopping.

Oia gives you a different view of the islands that constitute the volcano (Palia & Nea Kameni) and of the small island of Thirasia. All views are breathtaking. From Oia you can also take the boat to Thirasia.


KAMARI

Northwest and in a distance of 10 kilometers from Fira we come across Kamari. During the ancient times Kamari used to be the seaport and it was called Ia. Many ancient findings have been discovered here. Kamari was quickly developed because of the sea and its beach.
It has a beautiful beach that looks to the east with black sand and protected on its south side by the vertical rocky volume of Mesa Vouno.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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