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Keep up with SantoriniExperts and learn everything about Oia, Fira and Thirassia island, from useful tips for your trip to suggestions for various activities.

Many things have been said and written about the hike along the caldera from Fira to Oia. Let us point out for you why we believe it is an off road adventure you should do in the company of a knowledgeable guide.


We are sure you can capture the stunning view and the sight of the volcano islands on your own, but wouldn't it be much more interesting if you could talk to somebody on the way who knows about the genesis, the history and the traditions of this fascinating island? Not to mention that there are a few spots along the way, where you could easily take the wrong direction.



Starting your walk in the center of the island and finding your way through the shops of Fira is easy, but don't you want to learn about the relevance and the history of the cable car that leads down to the port of Fira? Why was it built and when?



Once you reach Firostefani you will have taken already a lot of beautiful pictures of the volcano and the caldera. Did you know that you have past the blue domed church, everybody is looking for?



The next village on the way is Imerovigli, the former capital of Santorini. You did not know? Your guide would be happy to tell you about the important role of this village in the history of Santorini island.



From here you walk through nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. Would you notice the wild growing thyme, sage and rosemary along the path? Would you recognize the capers?



You will see a lot of beautiful churches and interesting chapels along the hike, but what do you really know about the religion of this country?



Just right before you enter the northernmost village Oia you walk past a water treatment system. Why would Santorini need such a thing and how does it work?



There are so many things and secrets along the way, a guide would be happy to show you and share with you. These details can make your excursion so much more interesting and enjoyable. Why miss out on that? Go ahead and book your Caldera Hike tour with SantoriniExperts right away and make sure somebody shows you the most photographed site of Santorini island: the three blue domes of Oia.


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