Santorini belongs to the island complex of Cyclades. It is one of the most singular islands of the complex with unique beauty due to the volcanic existence. Thira as Santorini is also known is consisted of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kameni.
Capital of the island is Fira, built in the west part of the island on a 260 m height above the sea level. It offers panoramic view of the port and the volcano. The capital is 10 km from Athinios, the port and the access to it, is by the traditional donkeys, cableway or by car.
Fira follow the traditional architecture of Cyclades islands with blue and white colourings that reflect the sun light and create a unique spectacle. The cobblestone pavements are burst with thousands of shops and are ideal for endless walks.
In the capital you will find a big market with all kind of shops. Thousands of small cafes, restaurants and bars pop out here and there overhanging the Caldera gulf. You can enjoy your coffee, drink or meal viewing the most magnificent sunset in the world. But apart from entertainment Fira have a big archaeological interest.
When you come to the island don't miss visiting the Archaeological museum and the Museum of Prehistoric Thira, where you can admire the findings of the excavations in Akrotiri.
Fira have all sorts of accommodation for all tastes that fit to your economics. Luxurious hotel complexes, but also and smaller hotels and rooms to let.
Visit this earthly paradise and let the feelings carry you away along with the sun that sinks in the bottom of the sea at dawn.