Visit Fira: Your travel guide

Things to do in Fira

Mamathira Restaurant
High up on the cliffside at Mama Thira you’ll be treated to sunset over Santorini’s caldera. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional Greek and specialty seafood dishes, and savour them out on the terrace as the sky turns from deep blue to vibrant orange.
Café del Mar
Café del Mar sits nestled on the cliffside, looking out towards Santorini’s famous caldera. A popular place place to chill out throughout the day, its laidback vibes are best when the sun sinks low in the sky. Head to the terrace with a drink or something to eat, and lounge away on the sofas enjoying the ultimate sunset moment.
Catamaran Tours over the Bay
Is there anything more romantic than sailing in Santorini? Hop on a catamaran tour for the best views of this dreamy Greek isle. You’ll glide effortlessly over the indigo waters of the bay, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and bright white villages. If you’re after something extra-special, the sunset cruise is known to melt even the coldest of hearts.
Oia Tour
The most famous village on Santorini, Oia is a sun-drenched, picturesque cluster of bright white houses sitting atop dramatic cliffs. Whether you boat, drive or hike, a tour of Oia will have you in awe. Set against the indigo sea and the bright blue sky, the quaint town is known for its picturesque pathways, fresh seafood taverns and the most spectacular sunsets on the entire island.
Walking along Agiou Mina Street
For those picture-perfect views of Santorini, you can’t miss a walk along Agiou Mina. This stunning street passes through Fira about halfway down the cliff and provides stunning lookouts across the white and blue rooftops, with the sparkling waters of the Aegean stretching out beneath you. For the best views, head north towards the main part of Fira.

Traveller's reviews and photos

8
Very good
It was the end of winter season so many places were not opened but we also did not have crowds so I was happy with that. The people we met were so friendly. Shopping was fun but prices were much higher than Athens. The views are amazing. It's so beautiful and I will never forget it.
Kristen
USA
9 April 2017
10
Exceptional
Everything was perfect in the Santorini Island, also the people was so helpful and smart, the food was tasty they know how to cook the food and make it more tasty, I love Santorinin and I like the people their.
BoHadfi
United Arab Emirates
7 April 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful setting, the caldera is gorgeous! PK Cocktail bar served delicious drinks with an amazing sunset view and suggested a great restaurant for us to have dinner at which was just across the road. Wish we'd had time to have seen more of this beautiful island.
Hannah-Louise
United Kingdom
10 April 2017
10
Exceptional
Loved the villa we stayed in, loved the location which was so close to restaurants and stores. Loved the sunset and the view we had. Loved the tour of the island which went from very south to the north.
Lourdes
USA
4 April 2017
10
Exceptional
It's a nice part of the santorini. Although the market or walking area is slightly better in Oia area, but Fira has got its own beauty. There are nice restaurants and specially old port is worth seeing. Taking tours with boat also starts from Fira. In general, it's a nice place to stay
Mr
Thailand
14 April 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Fira

Nissos Thira

8.5 Very good

Score from 370 reviews

£32

Average price per night
Keti Hotel

9.4 Superb

Score from 524 reviews

£109

Average price per night
  • “amazing views”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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Hotel Thireas

9.1 Superb

Score from 376 reviews

£116

Average price per night
  • “amazing views”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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Panorama Boutique Hotel

9 Superb

Score from 250 reviews

£175

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Tzekos Villas

9.1 Superb

Score from 435 reviews

£120

Average price per night
  • “amazing views”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “we would definitely go back”
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Anteliz Suites

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 244 reviews

£159

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Lilium Santorini Villa

9.3 Superb

Score from 902 reviews

£103

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  • “amazing views”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “good connection to airport”
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Dream Island Hotel

9.3 Superb

Score from 619 reviews

£88

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  • “wonderful staff”
    135 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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  • “we would definitely go back”
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Philippion Boutique Hotel

8.5 Very good

Score from 552 reviews

£63

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    107 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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  • “very clean and tidy”
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Recommendations for Fira

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.

Best thing to do is to hike from Fira to Oia and get to Oia before the sunset. You can view the sunset from almost anywhere in Oia. If you have a second night, you can book a restaurant in Fira to watch the sunset from there.

Booking.com asked travellers...

Why would you recommend Fira for food?

Tomatoes are a fruit in Greece and especially in Santorini. Did not know why tomatoes were classfied as a fruit till I had then in Greece. I have been to a dozen countries and Greece has the best seafood and food overall.

With beautiful sunsets and sea breezes even on the warmest day, Fira gives off sparks. Take in a dinner and finish just in time to watch the sunset during an evening stroll - not to be missed.

Local items Souvenir type items that aren't tacky. Beautiful clothing to take home. Beautiful jewellery. Some handmade items that were inexpensive .

Enjoy the sunrise and sunset views of the caldera from your hotel.balcony.

Sitting on our balcony, watching the sunset.

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Ouzeri restaurant

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