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What's the best way to watch a sunset in Fira?

United States of America Adriano, United States of America

23 days ago

Go to Naoussa, but book a table early to get the front row seats! Or go to the nearby village of Oia, but head there early, around 6pm, and stake your claim around the castle to get the most stunning views of the cliff side domed dwellings Santorini is so famous for, and for a stunning view of the sun dipping into the ocean along the horizon.
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Hotels Guests Love in Fira

  • the room was clean, spacious & very nicely furnished - no air conditioning but there is a fan in case it's hot; the hotel was only couple minutes walk to the main road at Fira town; breakfast personally prepared by Thomas, the house-owner, every morning - though it take some time - was always one of the highlights each day; Thomas' kind suggestions & advice on our travel plan every morning; the lovely breakfast place on rooftop with the caldera view.

    Tina, Family with older children from Hong Kong
  • The amazing views, the friendly and helpful staff, and breakfast by the infinity pool every morning (at our request)! There were limited sunbeds, but as it is a boutique hotel with a small number of guests I always got a sunbed! It is also centrally located in Fira, but once inside the hotel, we felt like we were worlds away from the tourist crowd.

    Lily, Group from Australia
  • This is a small family run hotel in Fira. It doesn't have caldera views but it does have them over the east side of the island. It's located a bit out of town up a hill which makes for a tiring walk but it's ok. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and made you feel very welcome. The rooms are around the pool area which has a nice atmosphere. A good breakfast is taken in a cave room under the main hotel. That was fun.

    John, Solo traveler from Australia
  • Great location: close to the bus station and Fira. Amazing staff: Maria and her daughter were so helpful, they gave us good tips on how to walk along the coast to see the most of the Fira and close by villages, also informing us about great restaurants with a view. In general we felt like we were home, not in a hotel.

    Group from Switzerland
  • If you want a hotel with a view you can't get any better! The location is fantastic in the middle of Fira and the room (number 10) was spacious and the bathroom had a cave shape with huge shower. Staff was nice and helpful

    Marina, Young couple from Sweden
  • It ticked all our boxes: we wanted a hotel with a view of the caldera, a pool, near the Fira bus station and easy access by taxi. Location is better than excellent, just in front of the Orthodox Cathedral. The view is amazing, go for a top floor room for an absolutely stunning view of the caldera; we also had a good bathroom (with full bath) and a spacious enclosed balcony. Nice pool with plenty of loungers - and a view! Staff were all delightful. Breakfast was large (eggs and bacon every day) albeit a bit samey.

    Nicholas, Mature couple from the United Kingdom

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Cosmopolitan Suites Excellent 8.9 The views from here are AMAZING, and the infinity pool was stunning. The staff are also amazing and treat you like family. Breakfasts were extremely yummy, and our rooms were kept very neat and tidy each day. They also provide you with a mobile phone, in case you need to contact them while you are away exploring the island, or if you need any information whilst you are away from the hotel. We will definitely be coming back here. Such an amazing place to stay.
Volcano View by Caldera Collection Excellent 8.9 The villa was very spacious, comfortable, modern, clean with an excellent and breathless view. Even more beautifull than the photos on the website. The staff were exceptionly helpfull and friendly especially Nikos. We recommand highly this hotel.
Porto Fira Suites Excellent 8.8 The location, the view were unforgettable.
Atlantis Hotel Excellent 8.9 i liked it all, location , staff, breakfast, clean, views, shopping, restaurants, and the local people were nice, the hotel atlantis and santorini was just great, i had a double room with views overlooking the caldera, just amazing.yes i would recomend this hotel, yes i would return,
Panorama Studios & Suites Excellent 8.8 The view from all suites is awesome. The pool is great. The location is perfect: The entrance of the hotel is in the middle of the shopping center of Fira, however, the rooms are located on the cliff side which is quiet.
Aria Suites Exceptional 9.7 The location,facilities and specially the breakfast.
Rena's Suites Good 7.9 Everything was just perfect. The hotel,the staff, every detail made my grandchildren feel wonderful. Wev would recommend your hotel to everyone we know. \thank you for being so kind and thoughtful
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites Wonderful 9 Everything, the place, the food, the staff
The Majestic Hotel, Fira Excellent 8.6 all the staff were really friendly and helpful, the rooms were really nice and clean,location was awesum.
Nonis Apartments Very good 8.4 Chris picked us up from the airport, drove us to the apartment and on the way told us everything about the island, what to see, what to do, where to go, where to eat (Ellis restaurant has GREAT dishes and GREAT view of the volcano) and most of all he gave us his number in case we need his help on anything during our stay there. We are definitely going back to Santorini to enjoy the place and its hospitality.
El Greco Resort Very good 8.1 GREAT LOCATION, GOOD BREAKFAST, HELPFUL STAFF & COMFY BED
Cori Rigas Suites Excellent 8.6 Our apartment was spacious and very comfortable. We loved having a walled courtyard in which to relax and enjoy a cool drink.
Astro Palace Hotel & Suites Very good 8.2 Everything was perfect I couldnt wish for a better trip
Tzekos Villas Excellent 8.6 We were very lucky due to our room was upgraded for free! Staffs are very friendly and always gave us good suggestion. Also they helped a lot for lifting our luggages. The location of the hotel is very good with fantastic sight of view which does look like paintings :)
Santorini Youth Hostel Good 7.3 Very nice staff Transport to and from the port Good location near the city center Excellent and quiet environment

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