It is imperative to do at least once the amazing itinerary from Fira to Oia on foot following the brow of the Caldera. Only in this way will you have experienced the absolute grandeur of the island! In Fira you should ask for the old path leading to Oia. Make sure you set off early in the morning to avoid the big heat or in the evening so that you reach Oia in time for the sunset. It will take you about two hours to get there. You will pass by Katholika of Fira with the beautiful mansions at the tip of the brow. Walking down to the Caldera you will meet the Catholic Cathedral. Going on towards Firostefani-Imerovigli, you will see Agios Nikolaos and get to Skaros. Walk up to Theoskepasti, a picturesque little church. When getting to the asphalted road, there is an uphill leading to the Profitis Elias chapel. From here you have the best view to the Caldera and the plain of Oia.
Within and Without
Get to know Santorini in every possible way. By car or by boat on daily trips around the little islands or even further.
A new sightseeing activity has been launched in Santorini. Smart Buses offer you the opportunity to get to know the whole island by selecting one of the 4 lines (red-yellow-orange-
purple). Stops are made at every village and you have time to walk around, visit the most important sites, enjoy the panoramic view, traditional houses and sunset. Furthermore, with only one ticket of 11€, you can see the whole of Santorini by changing 3 lines in one day (red-yellow-orange). Following the purple line, at the price of 13€, you can go to the Athinios harbour and take from there the boat which goes on a non-stop trip to the surrounding sights. The cruise is included in the price.
Information: tel: 22860-34248
And going even further
The daily trip Santorini-Anafi will bring you in contact with another Cycladian island, which is not very well-known yet.
Kamari Tours Agency: Kamari,
tel: 22860-32751/34249, www.kamaritours.gr
A special traditional night is organized every Friday from May until October at the winery-wine museum of G. Koutsogiannopoulos. Visitors are transferred by coaches to the winery, where
they are offered
a guided tour
kinds of wine of the winery production (white, red, Vinsanto), try traditional dishes from the buffet and drink as much wine as they wish. Then the dance begins. You will dance with dancers dressed in traditional costumes and you will experience a real Greek feast of older times. When the feast is over, the coaches will take you back to your hotel.
On the way to Kamari, tel: 22860-31322, www.volcanwines.gr
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