Fira Santorini Private Guided Transfers
Fira is the capital of Santorini, located on the west coast of the island, above the rocks of the Caldera opposite the volcano. Modern Fira is the cultural and commercial center of Santorini.
There are many remarkable things about Fira that are worth a look.
Apart from museums, galleries and cultural events, it has the largest shopping center on the island and the largest selection of food and entertainment.
Fira is head of the night entertainment section and many bars and cafés are located on the Caldera, while others, as well as large clubs, enter the picturesque cobblestone streets that cross the city.
There are so many places to choose to explore and so many places to see. The Caldera of Fira is connected to a path at the edge of the rock that starts directly above the Mayor’s office and ends on the hill at the Nomikos Conference Center.
The volcano can be seen from every point, as do the magnificent sunsets. Sunset time in Santorini seems to be the only time of the day when everything, and everyone stops moving.
Υou have the opportunity to visit Fira by Fira private tours and visit the most important and beautiful places on this island with local Fira private guided tours.
Firostefani is an old village just north of Fira, which has been merged with Fira and has become one of its suburbs. The name Firostefani means Crown of Fira or stefani means crown. The main features are traditional houses, narrow paths and views of the volcano.
Kontochori is also a suburb of Fira, a 15-minute walk from the main square. It is located down the road as you leave the center that leads north towards Oia. Kontochori features an outdoor summer cinema.
Ormos : the Old Port
The old harbor of Santorini is located at the bottom of the Caldera rocks in Fira. The small harbor has restaurants, tavernas and small shops.
You can reach the old harbor, walk to 600 stone steps, go down to a mule or take the cable car that leaves from the top of the caldera of Fira.
Passengers are transported to shore on small boats as large cruise ships throw anchor at Ormos.
One can see several small boat boats, the boats that depart daily at the “Nea Kameni” volcano, the Hot Straits in “Old Kameni”, Thirasia and Oia for the sunset.
It’s a great way to realize what Santorini is and where you really are. You have to get to know the island from the foot of the Caldera rocks and the best way to do it is by the sea.
History of Fira and when it became the capital of Santorini
The history of Fira as a settlement began in the second half of the 18th century when the Venetian nobles and the Catholic community left Skaros Castle in Imerovigli, the capital of Santorini at that time and after a prolonged period of earthquakes.
In the early 19th century, Santorini fell to the Turks, and the islanders no longer had to face the constant fear of pirate raids on the island. Then the islands became the capital of the island, replacing the successor of Skaros, who was the Castle of the Tower.
Fira private transfers
Santorini is a very large island and it is known about the great distances that you have to make from one place to an other. So before you travel to this island you have to consider your transportation very seriously.
Santorinitours has the solution on that problem. The only thing you have to do is to pick up the phone or send an e-mail to us and book Fira transfers or even better book a Fira private guided transfers. With that way you are going to go directly to all the places you want to visit without spending hours to find the right way or ask from one man to an other in order to learn historical information about the places you go to.
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See more about Santorini Private Tours:
- Santorini Sightseeing Private Tour
- Santorini Exclusive Shore Private Tour
- Santorini Impressive Caldera Private Tour
- Santorini Wine and History Private Tour
- Santorini South Part Private Tour
- Santorini North Part Private Tour
- Santorini Private Wine Private Tour
- Santorini Historical Private Tour
- Santorini Sunset Private Tour
- Santorini Sunset & Wine Tasting Private Tour