Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

There is no way someone will miss Thira (or Fyra) in Santorini. It is the capital of Santorini and all main services are there. Most of the nightlife happens there too.

A good part of Thira is pretty nice to visit, stay, see, eat there and enjoy the view, as it is also at the edge of caldera (like Oia and Imerovigli).

There is a nice walking route from one side of Thira to the other, but it is better to extend and also go through Firostefani. Many do not understand that these 2 are 2 different things since they are very very close.

So, we did that walk starting from our hotel in Imerovigli.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

Along the way we stopped to take as much photos as possible, since the whole area is like taking postcard snapshots of… literally everything.

A 30 minutes distance took us 1 hour. Here Maria gazes the majestic view. The day was a bit foggy but mainly at the caldera. The fog touched mainly Thira and Imerovigli.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

How white can… white be, indeed? Photos are with no process at all.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

Luxury hotels and villas along the way.

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Aren’t these church colors perfect?

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

Another “postcard” material below!

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

What about this one?

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

And this maybe? All these are rooftop decorations.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

The path from Firostefani continuous to Thira.

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At some point you meet this square. At the left side there are restaurants and bars at caldera cliff side.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

Postcard view of (part of) Thira harbor.

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These stairs lead from Thira top to the harbor. They are a lot and in a hot day, getting up and down can be exhausting. However, tourists go to the harbor with either Cable car (around 6 euro per person, one way), or on donkeys/mules (we didn’t do that so, we don’t remember the price).

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

This is the Thira harbor. From here ships sale towards Nea Kameni too (the volcano). These ships are very nice ones and they take you for swimming too. They usually have bars on board with actual bartenders.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

This is the view from a cafe where we had a break.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

Donkeys and mules waiting for taking people up and down.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

Here is how it happens. If you take the stairs note that donkeys take their “number 1 and 2”. This means that walking by foot on these stairs is like walking through a “minefield”, if you know what I mean…

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

We really loved this one. We had our break to another similar cafe and we were sad not to find this one first. Sun was strong but the view… Oh… the view was amazing as you see.

Thira Santorini Capital of Beauty in Caldera

There are hundreds of restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars inside Thira, but -analogically- very few strictly for “souvlaki”.

All and all we liked Thira a lot. When you visit do not miss to go to the Archaeological museum of the city.

Have fun in Santorini or wherever you are!

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