Fira – Imerovigli – Oia, hiking
In Santorini, this is the most beautiful road you can take. One of the most breathtaking short walks in the entire globe, this 10 km (about 6 miles) walk along the caldera’s edge offers breathtaking views. Throughout the journey, your camera will be taking pictures, so make sure you have adequate charge. By mixing the limitless blue of the Aegean with the striking villages of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Fira, with their whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches, the caldera’s rim hike offers some of nature’s most breathtaking scenery. Paved pedestrian streets and dirt hiking paths make up the walking path.
Anyone with ordinary fitness can hike on the well-marked track. Depending on your degree of fitness, the number of breaks, and the temperature, it should generally take 3 to 5 hours. It will take you at least an hour longer if you make the detour to Skaros Rock.
This hike can be completed in either direction. However, we advise walking from Fira to Oia. Though it lasts less time, the gradient is steeper. Wear comfortable walking shoes and set out early to avoid the sweltering sun.
March through early June and September through October are the greatest times to go hiking in Santorini because they are less hot than the warmer months. Water is essential because it could be challenging to find a place to buy it, aside from the apparent camera for photography. A hat, sunscreen, and UV protection from the sun are all crucial. The Hotel Atlantis is where the Fira to Oia trek officially begins. A map is not necessary because the path follows the Caldera’s rim and will guide you in the right direction. While visiting Santorini, you really must take the walk from Fira to Oia.