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Great views from the north stretch of the trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and amazing experience

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

difficult parking on the main road. the loop can be added to by walking towards Santiago del teide and La Mancha on well signposted trail.

3 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.

3 months ago

Best hiking with great sightseeing

4 months ago

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

Fun hike! We saw people climbing to the top of the rock but it looked a little risky. We opted to not do that but checked out the little church below which was an awesome to explore.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Incredible views of the sea!

Moderate trail due to lots of steps. There is a difficult climb to the top of the rock. On the back (west) side of the rock there is a hidden church.

6 months ago

Great time to stretch the legs after some beach time.

6 months ago

To much people in Oia.

6 months ago

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

trail running
7 months ago

Nice place for a trail run! Parking place is about 200/300 meters from the entrance of the path, so you need to walk a bit further up the road to get there...
Interesting and spooky place when it’s cloudy, but really nice views!

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Perfect temperature for the hike at the end of March. My friend’s mother came along as a first time hiker. We went slow with a lot of stops but completed the hike in about 3 hours. She is now able to say she is a hiker!

walking
8 months ago

It was a lovely unexpected walk we did with our 14 month old daughter in a baby rucksack. Took us 2.5hrs with a stop for a picnic half way. It’s a good family trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy walking for couple of 55+. Park about 1km south. Track well marked, good underfoot. Remember it's cooler than on the coast. Nice scenery!

on Chinyero Loop

9 months ago

Great time spent with my family, including kids of 7 and 9 years old. Easy, suitable for everyone.

11 months ago

Easy walking for couple of 70+. Need to park about 1km south. Track well marked + good underfoot. Remember it's cooler than on the coast + altitude higher than anywhere in UK.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Amazing views

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

I did this trek in early-October while staying in Oia, after an unforgettable ten days sailing the Cyclades. I started in Oia and went a little more than halfway, where I rendezvoused with a friend who was staying in Fira; we walked back together to Oia for dinner. This is a walk-hike mix trail with just enough incline to keep your heart pumping. You're exposed the entire time and I underestimated the need for water -- bring a good two liters. This is a perfect trek for beginner hikers and a must-do for photographers. The distant perspective of Oia (and I imagine Fira) is absolutely stunning. I didn't do this during sunrise or sunset, but will make a point of it next time (although watching the sunrise and sunset anywhere in Santorini are among the best in the world!). There's a bus that runs between Fira-Oia and Oia-Fira throughout the day, so you can make this a one-way hike, if you want. Just check the bus schedule -- and know they won't run on time; you're in Greece!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Did this as my first solo hike. So enjoyable! I began at 6pm and met my family for dinner in ammoudi bay at 830pm (drenched in sweat). Beautiful views of the caldera from high on a ridgeline. The path itself is mostly cobblestone, with some dirt path, ending in the white marble sidewalks of Oia. I recommend doing this as a sunset hike, if you can stand the heat!

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Did the walk several times. With cameras and interaction with everything/everybody we saw it took 4+ hours. Delightful!! As a (mere) walk it was 1:50 from Fira to Oia. Worth doing it each morning on a trip filled with good food and drink.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Amazing views. Bring a bag for garbage.

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