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Fira in Santorini: A destination that should be on your travel bucket list!

The sparkling city of Santorini is a crescent-shaped island and the esteemed jewel of the Aegean Sea. Consisting of a group of islands in the southern part of Cyclades. There are several villages in Santorini, despite the islands small size, and a population of about 15,500 people thronged together in different fascinating places. Out of these beautiful little villages stands out the most stunning area on the whole island ‘Fira’.

Fira is the charming capital of the island of Santorini, a place with a blend of natural beauty, and thriving social life; you can sense the spiritedness of the entire island in this one place. Fira in Santorini is unique and known because of the view of the Caldera, which will leave you mesmerised. There are a plethora of restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes, to unwind or simply enjoy the panoramic views. A stroll along the white-washed buildings and alleys during the day will fill your heart with tranquillity, and at night it’s all about celebrations. Fira offers an array of attractions and cultural sites in abundance.  

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What you need to know before you travel to Fira in Santorini

Santorini is delighted to be welcoming holidaymakers again following their attempts to contain the spread of Covid-19. Flights, international and domestic can now arrive in Greece and travel throughout the mainland, and to all Greek islands, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, as well as tourist attractions and beaches. And of course, social distancing measures will continue to be implemented, and the use of face masks may be recommended. However, if you are a British national, you should complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before their arrival in Greece, and you would be provided with a QR code before your arrival and has to be presented to the Greek authorities. You may be directed to a health screening, including testing for Covid-19. After testing, you’ll need to self-isolate for 24 hours at the address given on your PLF form until you receive the results. If your test is negative, you will not need to self-isolate. However, if the test result is positive, you will have to quarantine for 14 days. 

Things to see & do in Fira, Santorini

If you should decide to make your way to the beautiful Fira in Santorini, one of the most popular places to visit in Greece, just keep in mind that it comprises of many things to do & see, than just the pretty white-washed, blue-domed buildings. Whether you want to be adventuresome or take a more tranquil path, you will be spoiled with choice!

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What you need to know before you travel to Fira in Santorini

Santorini is delighted to be welcoming holidaymakers again following their attempts to contain the spread of Covid-19. Flights, international and domestic can now arrive in Greece and travel throughout the mainland, and to all Greek islands, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, as well as tourist attractions and beaches. And of course, social distancing measures will continue to be implemented, and the use of face masks may be recommended. However, if you are a British national, you should complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before their arrival in Greece, and you would be provided with a QR code before your arrival and has to be presented to the Greek authorities. You may be directed to a health screening, including testing for Covid-19. After testing, you’ll need to self-isolate for 24 hours at the address given on your PLF form until you receive the results. If your test is negative, you will not need to self-isolate. However, if the test result is positive, you will have to quarantine for 14 days. 

Things to see & do in Fira, Santorini

If you should decide to make your way to the beautiful Fira in Santorini, one of the most popular places to visit in Greece, just keep in mind that it comprises of many things to do & see, than just the pretty white-washed, blue-domed buildings. Whether you want to be adventuresome or take a more tranquil path, you will be spoiled with choice!

Suggested Read: A Thrilling City Break in Europe

Do a wine flight tasting

The Santo Winery is one of the most recommended places to get educated on Greek wine by doing a tasting flight served with cheese and a panoramic view.

Have a meal at a classic taverna

When you visit Fira in Santorini or any city in Greece you should not leave without revelling in a meal at a classic taverna, a small restaurant serving authentic Greek food.

A scenic stroll from Fira to Oia

This hike, with spectacular views, connects the towns of Fira and Oia in Santorini. Explore the paths along the dramatic Caldera for some brilliant photo opportunities, and visit the Santorini Brewing Company and taste the famous Donkey beer: Yellow donkey, Red donkey or Crazy donkey.

Have a candle-lit dinner overlooking the Caldera

Majority of the restaurants in Santorini overlooks the beautiful Caldera, and one of the most romantic things to do is have a candle-lit dinner by sunset.

Catch a Santorini Sunset

Speaking of sunsets, Santorini is known for the most stunning sunsets in the world. Catching one from the edge of a cliff in the south of central Fira near the Cathedral is a famous spot or the Byzantine Castle ruins in Oia would be perfect too.

Swim at a Red Sand Beach and the White Beach (Vlychada Beach)

These beaches in Santorini are located next to the ancient site of Akrotiri. This small beach features varying shades of sand that can be seen from the cliffs.

Take in the panoramic views from the Akrotiri Lighthouse

The Akrotiri lighthouse is settled on the Southern tip of Santorini island. Another beautiful spot for panoramic views.

Take a Cable Car Ride

The most used method to go to the town of Fira in Santorini is to take the cable car, which comes every twenty minutes. Here, you will find souvenir shops and restaurants.

Hike to the top of a volcano

Nea Kameni is the volcanic island in the heart of the Santorini caldera. Take a boat tour at the old port in Fira and sail to the crater and climb to the top as you pass remarkable lava formations, smouldering craters and fabulous views. 

Witness sunsets like never before with an enthralling break in Santorini

Your way to a blissful stay in Santorini

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