As reflected in the name (Firo + Stefani means crown in Greek), the village is known to be the jewel in the crown of Santorini with its gifted position on the caldera and situated on the highest part of Fira. Although it is considered as a separate settlement, it is in fact an extension to the capital of Fira. Boasting magnificent views showcasing the beauty of the caldera itself and the sea vistas, you could spend hours gazing at the spectacular views especially watching the sunrises and sunsets. Take a walk around the narrow paved streets among the beautiful traditional domed churches and houses, whilst the village offers a lovely selection of traditional tavernas and fish restaurants to provide you with a unique experience. The island is made for exploring so the central base of Firostefani is ideal for little adventures to the north and south whilst the bustling capital of Fira is only a short distance away. As a result Firostefani offers the best of both worlds combining a lively atmosphere whilst offering a peaceful retreat to return to.View villas in Firostefani
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From tasty tomatoes to freshly caught fish, the food is yet another reason to travel to this idyllic island. Dishes served up in Santorini make the most of the fresh local produce.From tasty tomatoes to freshly caught fish, the food is yet another reason to travel to this idyllic island. Dishes served up in Santorini make the most of the fresh local produce. The Vineyards - grape cultivation are famous for the unique taste with the pumice soil offering a rich combination of natural minerals. Also locally grown cherry tomatoes, santorini cucumber., known as Katsouni, fava beans, santorini capers and santorini watermelon, chloro cheese and sweet pies = 'Melitinia' are all renowned for there taste
From traditional Greek tavernas to Italian pizzas, fresh seafood, fine dining and even a Sushi lounge, you are spoilt for choice in Firostephani for dining out! Some splendid cafe bars deliver cocktails and fine wines for indulging as the sun sets and closeby, Thira town offers a vast choice of eateries.
In general, going out in the evening in Santorini is like a fairy tale. Twinkling lights over the Caldera and the dramatic lack of lights in the distance make the stars look particularly magical and make a beautiful backdrop.
Fira heads the nightlife section - many bars and cafes are actually on the caldera, whilst others, as well as the large clubs, are tucked into the quaint cobbled streets weaving through the town. Oia in the North has some classy cafes & bars, while the beach resorts of Perissa Perivolos, Kamari have beach bars & clubs, some of which stay open to the late hours. Since many places along the caldera are actually built into rennovated cave houses, there are strict laws about loud music along the caldera, so clubs are found either indoors, or surrounded by high walls if they have a courtyard, whereas bars & cafes often have a caldera-volcano view as they shut earlier. Clubs and bar-clubs have guest D.J. appearances during the summer months. They also charge a fee on the door, including the first drink. Beach bars, combining a 'day club scene' with swimwear, beach volley and happenings, create a fun vibe - be warned, dress 'light' and don't carry too much, there is a good chance of getting soaked! Cafes can be found everywhere, the decor is traditional and atmospheric, frappe (iced coffee) is the favourite Greek summer beverage. More often than not, cafes offer snacks.
Thanks to the pumice soil in Santorini which is rich in minerals, the wines of Santorini are prized and very popular.There are nine main vineyards and wineries on Santorini. Mainly based on the South of the island, one Sigalas is near Oia in the North and three are close to Akrotiri ; the most famous is Boutari,
with Galas and Hatzidakis nearby. There are wine tasting excursions on offer that will take you to 4 -5 vineyards and arrange the wine tasting or just pop in and find one you like!
Regualar local cruises and excursions boats run to Palea Kameni the tiny islet in the Caldera where you can swim in volcanic hot springs, and peer into the crater of an active volcano and explore the other small island of Thirassia that was part of the original island of Santorini.It is a great photo opportunity to see the dramatic black cliffs with the whitewahed houses perched on the cliff tops like a pearl necklace. Catamarans also do day trips to nearby Crete and the small neighbouring island of Ios.
One of the prettiest villages in Santorini is Oia in the north. Mainly pedestrianised, it is the place to go for spectacular sunsets, it does get busy in high season, but walking through the narrow labyrinth streets and often treading on the roofs of houses is an amazing experience.
Another stunning timeless village is Pyrgos,up on a hillside, an old castle and beautiful churches offer 360% views around the whole island with a few local tavernas and shops can be discovered by walking the worn steps throughout the hamlet.
Thira town the Capital is at the centre of the clifftops of the Caldera, full of boutique style shops, cafe bars and a selection of restaurants and tavernas it is fascinating to explore the narrow cobbled street. Best of all, grab a cocktail and watch the sunset with that unique "end of the world" scenery and take plenty of photos.
Akrotiri archeological site is based on a town that was covered in pumice in pre-historic times and was brilliantly preserved. It is a very important site in Greece and well worth a visit.
There are three main castles, the ruins of Oia, the Castle in Pyrgos and the Castelli in Emborio which is small and worth a visit for the pretty streets and views.
Megalochori is a quiet village with towering bell towers and whitewashed cubist houses and streets, where the locals go about their business and the sleepy atmosphere is typical of a cycladic hillside hamlet. Time to rest and relax and soak up the ambience.
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2nd Oct - 10th Oct 2019
2 Adults, 2 Children
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