Fira is the capital of Santorini. An ideal place to start exploring, built on the edge of the cliff, located in the middle of the island, where you can find everything you are looking for. The main bus and Taxi station is also located here, a wide variety of shops, fine dining restaurants with caldera views, street food, cafes and the island’s buzzing nightlife. Below Fira lies the old port, you can get there by cable car.


Firostefani is just 15 minutes from Fira, a highly recommended walk with beautiful views. Smaller in size and positioned higher than Fira offers magnificent views in a more relaxed environment with lesser shops and restaurants. ‘The 3 bells’ a popular sight in Santorini is located here.


Imerovigli, also known as “The balcony to the Aegean” is built on the highest point of the caldera cliffs, about 300 meters above sea level.
The rock of Skaros in Imerovigli was the capital of Santorini until the 18th century AD. There was built a Venetian castle which was abandoned after continuous earthquakes. Due to the high altitude and the wild beauty of Skaros, the views are spectacular.
Οιa, also known amongst locals ‘Apano Meria’ is the jewel of Santorini. This is probably the most beautiful village of Santorini and is a very popular destination. The colorful houses dropping down the cliff, the picturesque without many steps pedestrian street and of course the magnificent views make it an idyllic destination. Especially around sunset Oia is flooded with people.
Below Oia lies the charming, small port of Ammoudi, filled with fish tavernas. And just around the corner a church built on a rock in the water, an ideal place for jumping in the sea.
Pyrgos, the highest village of Santorini provides unique panoramic views of both sides of the island, from its Venetian Kasteli at the top.
Stroll around uphill and downhill alleys, discover local shops and end a beautiful walk at the traditional cafes on the main square of the village.
Don’t miss Profitis Ilias, the highest point of the island, where you get 360° views of the island.
Megalochori is a picturesque traditional village with historical whitewashed houses, a church with blue dome and a bell tower at the village’s south entrance and a wonderful traditional square with taverns and trees providing shade.
Kasteli of Emborio is a labyrinth of narrow winding streets with beautiful old houses and historic churches. Its old castle is of Santorini’s best hidden gems, it was initially created around 1450 AD, to protect the inhabitants from pirate raids. Travel in time by wandering around this quiet neighborhood.
Akrotiri is a small village on the southwest coast of Santorini with a 13th century tower, known for its archaeological site, the island’s lighthouse and unique hidden beaches.
Finikia is a charming settlement located next to the famous village of Oia. The village is small, quiet, stands out for its colourful buildings and overlooks green vineyards. Few restaurants can be found here.