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22

Feb
2020

Fira

Fira is the capital town of the island, built on the edge of the Caldera between the sea and the sky. Opposite the volcano and the two volcanic islands, Palaia Kammeni and Nea Kammeni. The western part of Fira, facing the Caldera, still maintains its unique colour and beauty.

This part of the town can be explored only by foot, walk around it through the narrow pebbled streets. Clinging on the cliffs of the caldera overlooking from one end to the other having the views of Oia, Imerovígli, Firostefáni  and Akrotiri. . Soaking up the villages’ distinctive traditional atmosphere is a very rewarding experience. The whitewashed cube form houses of its picturesque capital town, with the three-bell church that will be a remembrance, or that instagram perfect spot. We will continue this journey going higher, and to be exact the highest point of the island, Prophet Elias mountain and Monastery. The mesmerizing views and the traditional Greek orthodox male monastery is a way to discover how the monks work, and find their peace on this beautiful sanctuary.