Fira capital of Santorini has a small port, which can be accessed via hundreds of steps, called Gialos.
Fira capital of Santorini has a small port beneath the houses and cafes, accessed via cable car or hundreds of steps. However, the easiest way is to go in the cable car, which is what we did.
Donkeys are another form of transport, but I prefer not to use them. Furthermore, there are many views about the donkeys on internet for you to make up your own minds.
Santorini has a few ports, another called Ormos. There are a few tourist shops and taverna’s there. We also saw a big ‘pirate boat’ tour that came in. Fira is similar to Oia, in that, there are many streets to explore, the famous blue domed churches, numerous taverna’s, and restaurants. Of course, the buildings all hanging on the edge of the cliffs, in the same way.
Love Fira; it’s the capital of Santorini, and has many vibrant restaurants and shops and it’s lovely to have a stroll round.
During our visit to Fira, we chose a restaurant that had the most outstanding views across the Caldera [ Cafe Classico] and watched the tug boats ferrying the tourists from the cruise ships.
Cafe Classico breakfast with a view
We had a leisurely breakfast and were in awe of the views. There were also many unusual ‘art’ pieces around the streets and walk way. Great photo opportunities.
One was a large sculpture of a man with a bare bottom, high up on ‘stilts’; others were random mannequins. It was quite unique and unusual.
The main road takes you to Firostefani and Imerovigili.
Coastal walk Imerovigili to Fira
During 2015, we walked from Imerovigili to Fira along the coastal walk. In truth, it took us about an hour, but that was stopping to take loads of photos and what a wonderful walk. Most importantly, around every corner there were photo opportunities.
Day or night visit Fira
At any rate, day or night Fira is the place to be at. In the centre of Fira, we also dined one evening. And we re visited that lovely Classico Cafe with the views.
The ferry port to go island hopping is not in Fira, as we found out.
It’s Athinios Port which is past Fira and accessed via a very windy steep switch back road. To explain, we took a taxi from Imerovigili to Athinios Port to get the Sea Jet ferry to Milos, and the taxi fare was 25 euros.