Fabulous Fira holidays
Fira, also known as Thira, is located on the west coast of Santorini, which is one of the most popular Greek Islands and offers some beautiful beaches. Fira is a destination to rival any in Greece, sitting prettily on the clifftop and home to stunning views of the caldera. As the capital of the island this is where you’ll find plenty of culture to be explored, including art galleries, museums, cafés, tavernas and bars. It’s lively and bustling, but with incredible views out to sea and over the pretty buildings set in the side of the hill, also makes the perfect couples or family holiday setting.
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Your guide to Fira holidays
The main attraction in Fira is its incredible views. Set on the side of a volcano the clear lighting allows you to see for miles out to sea, as well as over the town itself. The main square is filled with local restaurants and bars serving up a variety of delicious local food, wine and beers, as well as cocktails. Wander through the narrow cobbled streets and enjoy the many little souvenir and gift shops, cafés and art galleries before finding yourself the perfect spot to see the sunset. Just make sure you get there early as the best spots get filled up quickly. Fira is also the perfect base for exploring Santorini as a whole, with regular buses and short journeys to beaches like Kamari and Perissa, as well as stunning villages like Oia.
Fira is set on a cliff edge at the side of a volcano and although it offers stunning views of the sea there are no beaches attached to the town itself. Within close driving distance you’ll find plenty of stunning beaches to explore. Monolithos Beach is a 13-minute drive away and is a huge stretch of soft black sands with shallow and crystal clear waters ideal for those who like to swim as well as little ones wanting to paddle. For those wanting to rent a boat or watch the local fishing boats come in Vylchada Beach is a must, while Perivolos Beach has glittering waters as well as cafés and tavernas offering all of the amenities you need for a comfortable day spent soaking up the sun.
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