The best hiking trail in Santorini. Easy hike, leisurely walks, incredible views and adventurous ways to spend a summer day in Santorini.
Duration: hiking time 4 hours – total time 5 hours
Price: € 75 per person
Minimum attendance: 2 participants
Level requirements: The hike is suitable for anyone in moderate physical shape.
Distance: 10 km
8:30 am – 1:30 pm
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hiking routes include the amazing walk from Fira to Oia and take about 4-5 hours.
The trail starts from Fira and follows the rim of the caldera to Oia at the tip of Santorini, passing the historic sights of Firostefani and Imerovigli on the way. The entire adventure will take about 4 hours at a relaxed pace, we will stop many times for photos. The path is pretty well throughout and the hike leads you through towns and along the edge of the caldera all the way through to Oia. We will see the little white washed villages dot the edge of the caldera, as well as endless miles of the sea on all sides.
Right outside of the borders of Fira, let’s start walking a little uphill towards the town of Imerovigli and will enjoy the astonishing views of the famous Skaros rock ( if you’re feeling adventurous, it’s an exciting climb offering some of the finest views). Imerovigli is a very small town with some shops and restaurants.
Once we will continue your journey away from the main street in Imerovigli, we’ll encounter the most amazing spots, on the whole, island. Walking close to the caldera, you will catch yourself staring at houses, hotels, spas and the fascinating nature with an open mouth. Everything is calm and quiet, the ocean reflects the sunbeams just perfectly and you won’t believe how lucky you are to be on this unique island.
Soon after passing these beautiful sights of Greek architecture, you will be faced with nature’s simple beauty. You will walk past different kinds of ashes that remained from Santorini’s times as a volcano. But what will take away your breath and make you stop your walk every other minute is the picturesque view of the ocean.
On the way, we will visit three churches, the chapel Agios Antonios, chapel Agios Marcos and the chapel Profitis Ilias.
Once you have passed these chapels and churches, a rather difficult part of the path will start. You will find yourself on 1.2m wide path that is rocky and winds downhill. Soon the street will be paved again and you are around 40-60 min away from Oia.
On this final part of the hike, you will pass the church Timios Stavros that is located at 270m above sea level and then you will be able to spot the city of Oia and reach its borders. We will continue following the path on Oia’s main street with shops and restaurants. From Oia, you will have the perfect view of the famous sunset. This sunset is a one in a lifetime experience.
In summer, the island can become extremely hot, so plan ahead. Take plenty of water, sunscreen, and wear appropriate shoes. It’ advisable to strike out in the morning when the sun is cooler, or in the evening to glimpse the magical Santorini sunsets.
What to bring: A hat, water, soon screen, comfortable shoes
Tour Type: Small Group Tour
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Adult (Age 12+): € 80
Child (Age 11 and Under): Free
Cruise passenger pick-up
All cruise passengers with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira, by tender boats. From the port, you will take the cable car up to Fira town.
The journey with a cable car takes 3 minutes and costs €5 per person. Approximate start of the tour should be 1-2 hours after the scheduled arrival of the cruise ship.
The meeting point for the tour is at the cable car’s exit in Fira town. Your guide will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name.
Please include the name and arrival time of your ship, and full name and mobile phone number when booking of the tour in order for your pick-up to be arranged.
We will meet you at the hotel entrance door
Drop-off / End Point
Same as the meeting point
A deposit of € 10 per person is required to secure your reservation with us. The remaining balance will be paid in cash at the end of the tour.
After you have made your booking we will send you an e-mail confirming.
Deposit will be fully refunded
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure. Or if the airplane or ship won’t arrive at Santorini because of the weather.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Departure Time: 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Hiking routes include the amazing walk from Fira to Oia
From € 80 per person