Fantastic Firostefani holidays in 2018 / 2019
Located on the north-west coast of the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini, holidays to Firostefani are ideal for those who want to enjoy the best side of Greece. Set high up on the side of a volcanic crater with stunning views over the sparkling blue sea, Firostefani is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. The whitewashed buildings reflect the warm sunlight and house pretty little boutiques, art galleries and tavernas, with the island’s capital, Fira, just a 15-minute walk away.
Most popular hotels in Firostefani
Dana Villas Hotel
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 5m
When to go
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The top attraction of holidays to Firostefani is simply its stunning beauty and supreme location. You could spend your whole holiday wandering through the pretty maze of streets, stumbling upon shops, tavernas and some of the most spectacular views. The whitewashed buildings are typical of Santorini’s architecture and provide an idyllic setting as you watch the sunset and enjoy a cool drink. Lively Fira is just a 15-minute walk away along a striking coastal path and is full of activities, amenities and a lively atmosphere, ideal for those wanting to experience the best of both worlds.
Wine and Dine
Firostefani is a quiet town with plenty of options for foodies and fussy eaters alike. If you prefer to splash out on your Firostefani holidays there is an incredible selection to choose from, with lots of the fine dining restaurants providing stunning views over the picturesque town and the sea. Choose from delicious Greek platters and traditional dishes, as well as International Mediterranean and European options. The seafood is fresh and delicious, served up with creamy dips such a tzatziki as well as the freshest salads, vegetables, rice and more. If you’re eating on a budget there are plenty of cheaper places to try as well, including falafel stands, crepes and delicious Greek kebabs.
Family holidays to Firostefani are ideal for their quiet atmosphere and beautiful scenery along with some excellent family orientated hotels. The town itself is home to a few bars and dining options, and there’s plenty more to be explored in nearby Fira. Here you’ll find plenty of sights and attractions, as well as Museums and tours for children of all ages. The Lignos Folklore Museum in Fira is perfect for family holidays, with examples of ancient crafts and traditional dress and guided tours available. If you prefer to hit the water the nearest beach is just a 20-minute drive away and offers plenty of water sports and activities. Families love Kamari beach, while Perissa beach also has the advantage of a waterpark for children who really like to make a splash. Book a boat trip and explore this stunning island, hire your own boat and stop off in little coves for swimming and snorkelling or try your hand at windsailing, sailing and more.
Action and Adventure
If you’re craving something more active during your holiday to Firostefani nearby Fira is just a 15-minute walk. Here you can enjoy lively bars and shops, as well as sightseeing tours and more. If you prefer to stick to the water there are boat trips available from the nearby beaches, which are just a 20-minute drive from the town, or you could try some of the water sports. Speed boats are available to hire, as well as jet skis, or you could learn to sail or wind sail. For the ultimate daring adventure why not hike up the side of Santorini’s volcano and experience some truly breath-taking views?
Life's a Beach
The nearest beaches are about a 20-minute drive from your holiday in Firostefani, but they are some of the best on the island. There are three to choose from, or you could explore further and find your own quiet cove. Perissa is a blue flag beach, meaning it’s safe, clean and ideal for families or those who prefer to enjoy amenities such as cafes and toilets during a day at the beach. Kamari Beach has also been awarded the prestigious blue flag, while Perivolos Beach is home to a wide range of water sports. All three beaches are connected and easy to walk between, with the beautiful black sands characteristic of Santorini.
Firostefani is a quiet town with a few bars and restaurants which open until late, ideal if you prefer to spend your evening watching the twinkling lights of the passing boats and the town below. Nearby Fira, the capital of Santorini, is home to a lively atmosphere with plenty of clubs and bars to discover. The Wine Museum will take you through the wine-making process, as well as offering tastes of some delicious local varieties, while there are also a few wineries to try. Choose a cocktail bar with sea views and enjoy the sunset, just make sure you get there early for a seat! There are lots of modern bars which play music until the early hours of the morning, with opportunities to meet locals and make friends as well.
Couples holidays to Firostefani are ideal if you’re looking to simply relax and soak up the beauty of Santorini. Whether you stay in one of the luxury villas or an all-inclusive hotel, there is a range of accommodation perfect for every type of couple in 2018/2019. Here you’ll find the pretty whitewashed buildings characteristic of Greek villages, perfect for strolling and stopping off in local art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Nearby Fira is just a 15-minute walk away and is home to a larger range of amenities, including historic sights, a wine museum and more. If you prefer to get outdoors there are a range of hiking and walking trails which lead from Firostefani to the rest of Santorini and will take you up the side of the volcano and through the stunning flora and fauna of the island. Visit lovely Pyrgos, a village at the highest point of the island that offers unrivalled panoramic views of Santorini, spend a day on the striking burnt sands of Red Beach, or enjoy a candlelit dinner in intimate Oia, all of which are easily reached from Firostefani.
The whitewashed streets of Firostefani will provide an insight into the beautiful architecture of Santorini and the Greek Islands, ideal if you enjoy exploring on your holidays. The town is also home to a pretty art gallery where you can find contemporary work from local artists, with a wider selection available in nearby Fira. Those who want to get to know the culture in depth will be spoilt for choice, with a Prehistoric Museum, two Cathedrals and even a wine museum in the island’s capital. Alternatively, choose one of the walking tours of the town or hop on a boat tour and explore the shores of Santorini.