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Island Hikes: Fira To Oia On Santorini, Greece (4K)

The distance from Fira to Oia is around 10.5km (6.5 miles) one-way and this walk shows it in its entirety.. We start our walk in the afternoon in the capital town of Santorini Fira and finish in beautiful Oia around 2 hours later in time for sunset. The walking path passes by the towns of Firostefani (great sunset) and Imerovigli on the way to Oia which is the most picturesque town on the island.

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.

Walks: Oia – Island Of Santorini, Greece (4K)

Santorini is the most spectacular island in Greece and one of the geologic treasures of Europe. Perched at the northern tip of this volcanic island and built into the rocky cliffside, Oia is the most picturesque and romantic village in Santorini.

Video Timeline Links: 00:00 – Oia, Santorini Walking Tour Intro 09:08 – Saint George Church (Agios Georgios) 19:37 – Virgin Mary Church (Panagia Platsani) 23:57 – Oia Blue Dome Viewpoint 33:17 – Castle of Oia (Agios Nikolaos) 34:17 – Oia Lookout Panoramic Viewpoint 44:30 – The Windmills

The village extends for almost 2 km (1.2 miles) along the northern edge of the caldera, at a height of between 70 and 100 m (230 and 330 feet) above sea level. It is built on the steep slope of the caldera and the houses and restaurants are built into niches carved into the caldera on the seaward side. Oia paths are very narrow and hence gets congested during the tourist season. The idyllic surroundings of the village have a complex of white washed, blue domed churches and charming, traditional Cycladic houses. Oia has some of the island’s best hotels and restaurants as well as high-end shopping. Our guided walking tour is about 1.86 miles (3 km) long, starts at Saint George Church (Agios Georgios) and covers most attractions and historic sites of Oia, Santorini.

Islands: The Unknown Rural Side Of Santorini

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebble.

Julia’s journey brings her to the glamorous island of Santorini, where she discovers how one of the Aegean’s poorest islands became a playground for the rich and famous.

Poetic Travel: ‘Santorini – Cyclades Islands’ (Video)

Film & Edit: Carsan Choong

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.