Explore the most popular trails near Thira with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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no shade
1 month ago

Very amazing views with this trail! We had a great time but it was very hot with little to no shade. The trail start was a little difficult to find but we didn’t have too hard of a time finding our way.

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rocky
2 months ago

June 2018. Fira to Oia. I walk a lot but never hike before. It was my first hike. I did it alone. Took me about 4 hours. Enjoyed every step of it. In most areas I had to keep looking at the ground in order not to slide. Made many many short stops to take in the ‘all open’ views. Certainly felt connected to sky and sea. And, in quite many areas along the path, very much solitaire. I wouldn’t do it with my dog, any dog. Too narrow path, often hanging mid-way along a cliff. Not good for children under 12 years old either. After limonades and lunch in Oia, came back by public bus. Make sur to know the name of your bus stop and keep an eye for it because it might be hard to see out. Many many many people on the bus. Water water water...bring with you.

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rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful views. We did this there and back (round trip) and it took 4 hours. We started in Oia and the beginning of it was kind of confusing since it’s unmarked at the end of the town strip. You have to walk past a parking lot to find the official start of it. There were some slippery rocky bits but it was an enjoyable hike overall. Make sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses and bring a hat! There are some washroom stops along the way but not super ideal - they’re either dirty looking or at restaurants where you have to pay so just keep that in mind.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful wild flowers and incredible views in May. Easily walkable but the distance and lack of shade may be a lot for some. Bring plenty of water. Take the side path to Skaros Rock for a bit more strenuous adventurous climbing!

hiking
3 months ago

we really enjoyed the views on this walk. not super easy to navigate at times near fira though. oia has many places to eat. beautiful hike!

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rocky
3 months ago

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no shade
3 months ago

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closed
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great last day walk through town of Fira (or Tira) of Santorini, incorporating Old Port to Tira, but on the opposite direction. Trail consist of about 550 wide steps, that can accommodate donkeys and mules. So, as the wild tourist from all over the world want to experience any mal kingdom, they ride those beasts up and down the trail. As a consequences, there is no place to step but into donkey shit of different degrees of freshness, from very old to steaming. Therefore is the gripe. The only fragrant gripe...

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent trail, even on a gloomy windy day. And we met friends, albeit by pre-arrangement. And the dinner after that was amazing, to top it off.

hiking
3 months ago

580 steps estimated, donkey taxi up and down available, didn’t want to put donkey through that so happy to do it on foot. Great views, very hard going back up but also cable car available if you don’t fancy it. At the port can get ferry to many other Greek islands. The step themselves are mixture of concrete and a type of cobble, about three paces per step. Lots of donkey poop

hiking
3 months ago

Spectacular views, plenty of places to stop and refresh. Nice bars and restaurants on the way. Takes 2:30 to 4 hours each way depending on speed and what you want to do on the way.

hiking
4 months ago

Watch out for the donkey poops

walking
5 months ago

Great walk from Fira to Imerovigli. Sweeping views of the blue sea and commanding caldera all throughout, with plenty opportunities to stop for a drink, a bite to eat, or to snag a souvenir. Must love stairs (although you knew this coming to Santorini). This hike extends your journey further, taking you to Skaros Rock for uninterrupted views of everything Santorini has to offer.

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rocky
5 months ago

This was an amazing trail. Gorgeous views during the entire hike. There was a section at the beginning of the trail that was closed off and we had to go around. If coming from Fira and you pass the movie theater there is currently a fallen sidewalk we had to turn right before the theater before getting back on the path. The trail is not well marked and sometimes it gets confusing. I think it’s better to walk to Oia than start there. Great hike for the afternoon.

trail running
7 months ago

Ran this as part of the santorini experience race. Amazing views and a very challenging run!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful views and amazing experience

hiking
10 months ago

This is a fantastic hike with very gradual inclines. The views from the trail of the towns of Santorini, the Aegean Sea, Nea Kameni, etc. are really beautiful. If you’re not up for the out and back loop, you can also just do the first leg (Fira to Oia). It’s a lot easier if you start really early.

11 months ago

A little tricky at times to make sure you stay on the right path, but absolutely worth it. The spectacular views along much of this route are not available any other way. Taxiing from Oia is always an option if you are not up to the round trip mileage. Highly recommended.

11 months ago

Best hiking with great sightseeing

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Amazing views. Super hot in July, but a great workout and totally worth it!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Incredible view! Great hike. The sun was pretty relentless but we were prepared with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Incredible views of the sea!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Great time to stretch the legs after some beach time.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

To much people in Oia.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

This is a super pretty hike along the edge of the caldera.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Awesome hike with spectacular view of Santorini, sapphire ocean and landscape surrounding.

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