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Things to do in Firostefani, Santorini

Our most recommended things to do in Firostefani, Santorini

Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

1. Private Half-Day Tour in Santorini

Start from the north part of Santorini Island, where the spectacular villages of Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli are located. Experience the endless panoramic views of Caldera, Thirasia Island and the volcanic islands Palea and Nea Kameni.  Have the opportunity to take pictures of white houses and blue domed churches whilst there. Later on, head toward the traditional settlement of Megalochori, where you will be able to explore it, walking through the traditional alleys and being able to see the local houses and architecture.  Finally, stop at the unique Red Beach, which is full of red iron volcanic lava rocks, and the famous 2.5-mile-long Black Sand Beach.

Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

2. Fira: 4-Hour Walking Food Tour With Tastings

Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Firostefani village (next to Fira). Walk towards the famous blue-domed church of Santorini (the perfect spot for photos) followed by a sample of local mezes in a traditional tavern. Walk towards Fira on a footpath on the caldera's edge with sea and volcano views. A glass of local beer is the perfect welcome to the capital of Santorini. Follow your guide through the historical alleyways and paths with several stops for samples of local treats, including olive oil and souvlaki. Visit the daily market with fresh fish and vegetables. Enjoy a midday meal at a tavern with caldera views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades. Experience both the Mediterranean and Santorini sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers, souvlaki griller to honey producers. 

Santorini: Caldera Hiking Tour from Fira to Oia

3. Santorini: Caldera Hiking Tour from Fira to Oia

Take part in a scenic hiking tour in Santorini that provides you with views of the island’s unique volcanic beauty. Hike from Fira to Oia alongside a guide while learning about local traditions and life. Get in touch with the nature that surrounds you. Get picked up from your accommodation, then begin your tour in Fira, the island’s capital. Lace up your shoes and hit the trail as you make your way north, up the coast. Unravel the beauty of traditional villages such as Firostefani and Imerovigli. Admire their blue-domed churches and iconic whitewashed houses. Take a moment to look out onto the seemingly endless horizon and snap some pictures in order to cherish the scene forever. As you hike, notice colorful wildflowers, the jagged cliffside, and the unique volcanic nature of Santorini. Ask your guide about the volcanic eruption that completely transformed the island thousands of years ago. Later, reach Oia, the crown jewel of Santorini. Take in breathtaking views out over the Aegean. At the end of the hike, stay and spend the rest of your day exploring Oia or choose to be taken back to your accommodation.

Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

4. Santorini: Half or Full-Day Private Island Tour

Get picked up from a location of your choice on Santorini and meet your private driver/guide. Decide with your guide which sights you would like to see on this fully-customizable tour. The below itinerary is just offered as an example.  First, stop in the traditional village of Firostefani famous for its blue-domed churches. See and learn about the geological formation of the island, and the genesis, and history of Santorini.  Continue through the scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. Next, head to Profitis Ilias, which is the highest hill in Santorini. From its top at 567 m, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. There, you are able to visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a Greek Orthodox chapel, listen to the sounds of Byzantine music and get a taste of their hand-made products.  Alternatively, opt to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan village that was buried by the island’s colossal volcanic eruption. Don't miss the chance to see the incredible, well-preserved remnants of the settlement for yourself. Afterward, head to Red Beach, named for its distinctively colored sand. On your way to the south, stop to explore the famous black beaches and its nice viewpoint. Take many beautiful pictures of this unique landscape. Lastly, wind your tour down with an indulgent stop at a local winery. Santorini has produced its own wine since ancient times, and sampling its product is the perfect way to get a taste of the island's history.

Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Santorini Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting

Journey to Oia to get panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. Admire the white houses and blue domed churches, and get stunning views from the village of Imerovigli. Stop in Firostefani to see its blue domed church, and then make your way to the top of Prophet Ilias, 200 feet above sea level. Look inside the monastery at the top of the mountain. Visit the village of Pyrgos and stroll the narrow paths to the ruins of a Venetian castle.  Taste some rare wines in the Venetsanos winery and learn more about the island's wine making traditions. Head to Black Beach at Perivolos and get recommendations on where to enjoy lunch, or get dropped off at your hotel or in Fira.

Santorini Private Half-Day Instagram Tour

6. Santorini Private Half-Day Instagram Tour

Join a private guided excursion to the most beautiful locations around the island of Santorini. Come across picturesque villages and sceneries and snap incredible photos to show family back home or post on your social media. Choose between a daytime or evening tour. Start out with a visit to Oia and wander through the village's charming narrow paths. Admire the blue-domed chapels and the traditional white-washed houses built right into the rocks. Allow your guide to help you locate all of the photographic hot spots in the area. Continue to Firostefani, a village next to the capital of Fira. Snap pictures of the famous Blue Dome Church with the volcano in the background, often included in Santorini postcards. Head up to Prophet Elias Monastery, the highest point of the island, for even better photos from a vantage point. Move on to the south part of the island and stop at the Akrotiri Lighthouse, built in 1892. Relish in the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. Explore the mindblowing Red Beach and take in the volcanic landscape. Finally, visit Santo Winery to enjoy a glass of wine and a world-class view.

From Santorini: Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni & Thirassia Cruise

7. From Santorini: Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni & Thirassia Cruise

This experience starts with our pick up service from a centralized pickup point near to your hotel. We get to the port of Athinios and first stop is to the lava island of Nea Kameni where you will have the chance to ascend the soil path and approach the crater of the active volcano. Next we will sail to the second island, the island Palea Kameni. The boat makes a stop approximately 50 meters away from the Hot Springs, so you can dive in the orange sulphur waters and enjoy the view. The tour continues to Thirasia island where you will have free time for lunch, swimming or to explore the charming traditional village of Manolas. On the way back you will enjoy breath-taking views of the cliffs and the amazing scenery. One of the best Santorini day tours ends full of memories!

Santorini: Local Drink and Food Walking Tour at Sunset

8. Santorini: Local Drink and Food Walking Tour at Sunset

Leave your flip flops aside, dress smart-casual, and experience a glitzy evening adventure of food and drinks in Santorini. Immerse yourself in the island's culinary culture on this walking tour to its most famed spots with the Santorini Caldera and the brilliant colors of the sunset as your backdrop. Walk through the charming cobblestone pathways perched on the edge of the caldera cliffs as you make your way to your first stop. Here, sip a refreshing local liqueur and sample a mouthwatering local sweet while enjoying superb views over the caldera and the Aegean Sea. Then, eat your way through Firostefani’s footpaths by tasting Santorini’s most ancient fresh seafood dish, admiring uninterrupted views and the blue-domed Virgin Mary Orthodox church — one of the most photographed spots on the island. Continue your walk through hidden back alleys and capture countless photos with the fabled Santorini sunset. Quench your thirst with an "explosive" local craft beer, a Santorini exclusive beer that follows a local-original procedure in the making, accompanied with local seasonal tapas. Later on, stroll around the characteristic Aegean-styled whitewashed streets before awakening your taste buds with a souvlaki, the most famous Greek street food. Visit a food concept store with flavors and products from every corner of Greece and enjoy unparalleled views from an off-the-tourist-radar spot with a glass of volcanic wine and a traditional Santorini seasonal dish. Under the moonlight, head to your last stop, a local bar where you participate in some local drinking traditions, sampling the absolute top three Greek spirits and learning about the local spirit culture in Greece. End your tour in buzzing Fira, Santorini’s capital that offers a vast array of leisure options. From here, continue your own personal exploration - your guide will be more than happy to advise you on your next move.

Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Island

9. Santorini: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Island

ITINERARY  Oia, Santorini The view from the village of Oia is simply breathtaking. From its cobbled marble streets to intricately decorated captain's houses, it's easy for one picture-perfect moment after another to be stacking up in your memory bank! You can take all day long just walking around these picturesque corners soaking up culture and history - so many photo opportunities await you! Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Santorini The village of Imerovigli is an ideal place on this island for photo shooting. Everybody wants their pictures taken in at this picturesque village or by viewing the entire village from one particular point so revered from centuries - The Scaros Rock! Your tour guide will lead you to an architecture-filled heart with blue dome cathedrals and hotels that perch atop caldera cliffs, explaining all along why it's such a popular destination among tourists today.  Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos, Santorini The ancient monastic complex of Prophet Elias on Mountthodoxy is a sight to behold. It has been magnificently preserved over time. You can clearly see how it played an important role during Greece's Christian Orthodox Revolution by offering refuge for ships fleeing from their Turkish invaders and helping with food supplies when needed! A small part about this intriguing history remains intact, but your reward will be greater than anything else if only take the opportunity to climb up there yourself! Red Beach, Akrotiri, Santorini This small, red beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on Santorini. It's located just some steps away from Akrotiri ancient site with its red volcanic rocks jutting up into the sky like sentinels. They look like they are defending this land against enemies long ago. They are positioned so strategically that no other coastlines could touch them without being destroyed first. There would be nothing left for invaders to take home after their attack (except perhaps some fiery remains). Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perissa, Santorini The black beach is a breathtaking sight to see. The texture of the sand is super unique, you also get to experience enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises out of the sea! Visitors will be left speechless when they witness this natural phenomenon firsthand because it does shine bright in different lights - especially during nighttime hours where you can enjoy watching its beauty from afar while sipping on some cocktails. Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner or want to catch up with friends over drinks, Perissa has something that will suit your needs. The variety in terms of cuisine and price points makes it easy! The stunning views are only one reason this small village is so popular among tourists; there will also be plenty of time to enjoy lunch and explore its many amenities before returning home after another full day exploring Greece.

Imerovígli: Santorini Guided Morning Hike with Food Tasting

10. Imerovígli: Santorini Guided Morning Hike with Food Tasting

Begin your amazing day by meeting your local guide in Imerovigli, one of the three suspended villages of your morning exploration. Appropriately, you’ll start off with a freshly brewed Greece coffee in a traditional wooden-table cafe, pairing it with a homemade local sweet made from fresh fruits straight from its family’s orchard, mingling with locals and admiring superb views over the Aegean Sea. While walking through the footpaths of Imerovigli, the highest of the caldera villages, hear stories about the Lost Atlantis, different conquerors, once-thriving civilizations and ghost fortified towns. Next, you’ll enter the fabulous Firostefani village being expanded along the eyebrow-shaped caldera cliffs of Santorini. Grab an ice-cream on the go and stroll around whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, and bougainvillea-filled alleys. Afterwards, with your guide by your side, you’ll discover the photogenic Blue Dome of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, the most-renowned postcard location of Santorini. Definitely, a place to blow up your Instagram! Almost noon and it’s time to relax your muscles in a favourite spot where you’ll wake up those taste buds with local seasonal tapas and a freshly-brewed local beer, exclusively produced by using volcanic stones for filtration and local Aegean raw ingredients. Say “Yamas!”, drink a cold sip and enjoy the uninterrupted views to Santorini’s active volcano! This Santorini morning tour comes to an end at scenic Fira, the main island’s town, passing along local artists’ workshops and a deli with Greek products. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best out of your trip to amazing Santorini. How you help the local community by joining this tour: You support local farmers and help preserve Satorini’s culinary traditions by sampling food locally sourced from Santorini and nearby islands. You visit 100% locally owned and run stores. At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles.

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What people are saying about Firostefani, Santorini

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 465 reviews

This tour was perfect for our group! Mary was our guide and she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout the entire tour. We had some history buffs in the group and she answered all their questions adequately. She also did a great job of balancing the tour activities and knowing where to give-an-take as we were touring during low-season with moderate weather. Highly recommended this tour (and Mary) if you want a solid tour of the island. It's especially good for your Day 1 while there to get a feel for different areas and activities on the island.

Although it rained and we did not realise that Santorini shuts down in the winter months we were able to explore the island without any crowds. Arthur took us to all the historic famous locations for some of the most unbelievable photos. Our visit to the winery and the tasting of the Santorini wines was fabulous. Lunch at the Black Sand beach was wonderful and we were grateful the Sun began to shine through.

Our guide was prompt, shared a wealth of information and took us to some of the best locations. Can not say what we liked best but Oia, the highest point on the island seeing the monastery and going to the winery were on the top of the list. I highly recommend for others visiting the island.

The tour guide explained in deep detail about life in Santorini. The best tour ever

The tour & guide was excellent . Highly recommend it