Caldera Ridge Walk from Oia to Fira, Santorini, Greece

May 30, 2016

Walk from Oia to Fira

After breakfast we did the hike from Oia to Fira. While most people do this walk in the opposite direction it doesn’t really matter where you start except that Fira is at a higher elevation and you do more climbing heading that way.

Walk from Oia to Fira

It’s an OK trail that mostly runs along the coast with some nice views. How pretty it is depends a lot on the weather and the light. There was not much wind on this particular day, but it was a bit hazy and the sun too harsh for dazzling photos.

Walk from Oia to Fira

 

 

 

 

What I like about the hike is you get a feel for the island and the difference between the towns, much more than if you simply visit the towns by bus or car. As you walk you get the sense of the crescent shape of the caldera as you wind around the ridge top. Took us about 3 hours with photo stops.

Fira

Fira has a more commercial vibe compared to Oia’s elegance. Still, all the towns along the caldera have amazing views and it would be difficult to say which spot really has the best vantage point. Take the walk and see how it changes.

Once in Fira you can easily take a bus back to Oia.

Walk from Oia to Fira

Looking Back on Oia

Walk from Oia to Fira

An unfortunate section just outside of Oia

Walk from Oia to Fira - Looking back towards Oia

Look back at Oia towards the flat side of the island

Walk from Oia to Fira

Walk from Oia to Fira

Oia in the distance

Walk from Oia to Fira

Towards Fira

Walk from Oia to Fira

Towards Fira

Walk from Oia to Fira

Towards Fira

Walk from Oia to Fira - Oia in the distance

Oia in the distance

Walk from Oia to Fira - Fira

Fira

Fira

Fira

Fira

Fira

 

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