The town of Fira (also known as Thira) is perched on top of the cliff overlooking the inner volcanic bay on Santorini island and offers spectacular views at sunset.

"Firá (Greek: Φηρά, pronounced [fi.'ra]) is the modern capital of the Greek Aegean island of Santorini. A traditional settlement, "Firá" derives its name from an alternative pronunciation of "Thíra", the ancient name of the island itself.

Fira is a city of white-washed houses built on the edge of the 400 metres (1,312 feet) high caldera on the western edge of the semi-circular island of Thera. The two main museums of interest are the Archaeological Museum of Thera, 30 metres (98 feet) east of the cable car entrance, and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera at the southeast corner of the White Orthodox Cathedral of Ypapanti, built on the site of an earlier church destroyed in the 1956 Amorgos earthquake. The town also hosts a number of churches, including the Cathedral of Ypapanti and the Three Bells of Fira.

Access to Fira is mainly by roads on its eastern side, climbing from its port via the Z-shaped footpath on foot or on donkeys, or by riding the steep cable car from its lower terminal by the port. The central square of Fira is called Plateia Theotokopoulou, with a bus and taxi station, banks, and pharmacies.

From Fira there is a panoramic view of the 18 kilometres (11 miles) long caldera from southern Cape Akrotiri to northern Cape Ag. Nikolaos, plus the volcanic island Nea Kameni at the center with Thirassia Island. Large cruise ships anchor in the small harbor between Nea Kameni and Fira." Wikipedia

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Fira Harbour
1 . Fira Harbour

A basic and small harbour for local boats with a small winding road up to the main town.

Exo Gialos Harbour
2 . Exo Gialos Harbour

A sturdy local harbour that may have enough depth on the inside of the breakwater.

Vourvoulos Harbour
3 . Vourvoulos Harbour

An unusual horse-shoe shaped harbour in a remote location on the eastern side of Santorini island.

Santorini Port
4 . Santorini Port

A main commercial ferry port for the island. On the eastern end there is a smaller quay that may offer some shore side mooring.

Monolithos Harbour
5 . Monolithos Harbour

A small harbour filled with local boats but may offer a limited number of options for shelter in bad weather.

Armeni Jetty
6 . Armeni Jetty

This small cluster of buildings below Oia is home to a single jetty and a single taverna. Several yachts and cats can often be seen anchored nearby.

Ammoudia Bay
7 . Ammoudia Bay

A small bay to the west of Oia is home to a ferry terminal and a small number of taverna's below the main town on the cliff tops.

Asterias Bay
8 . Asterias Bay

A small bay close to the akrotiri ruins with a few taverna's and private jetties.

Vlychada Harbour
9 . Vlychada Harbour

The harbour is on the southern tip of the volcanic island and offers some shelter behind the sturdy breakwater but has few provisions and facilities. The odd semi-circular jetties provide some moor...

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Nearby Towns

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1 . Kamari

Kamari is a popular and vibrant beach town on the outer eastern side of Santorini island a short distance south of the airport.

2 . Oia

A spectacular village on the northern side of the Santorini volcanic island.

3 . Akrotiri

Akrotiri is a small village on the south-western side of the Santorini island. A winding path leads up to the town from Caldera beach past a small market and onto the main road which has a couple o...

4 . Manolas
(Thirasia Island )

Manolas sits on the ridge overlooking the spectacular bay of korfu and the volcanic crater of Santorini island. A steep winding footpath leads down to the waters edge where there are a series of sm...

Saint Eirini
5 . Saint Eirini
(Thirasia Island )

A small cliff-side town on the northern tip of the island and home to a ferry to Sikinos, Anafi, and Ios.

6 . Vlychada

A village on the southern coast of the island and home to a marina.

7 . Manganari
(Ios Island )

A village on the southern tip of the island.

8 . Anafi
(Anafi Island )

A hill-top town set back a short way from the southern coast of the island.

9 . Ios
(Ios Island )

A small secluded resort town on the western coast of the island in a sandy beach cove with a ferry to Naxos, Sikinos, Paros, Thira and Thirasia.

10 . Alopronia
(Sikinos Island )

A secluded resort village on the south-eastern coast of the island around a small sandy beach cove with a small ferry terminal to Ios, Thirasia, and Folegandos.

11 . Karavostasis
(Folegandros Island )

A resort village on the south-eastern coast of the island with a ferry terminal to Milos, Kimolos, Sifnos, Naxos, Sikinos, and Santorini.

Agios Georgios
12 . Agios Georgios
(Irakleia Island )

A village at the head of a sandy beach cove on the northern tip of the island and home to a ferry terminal to Naxos, Mesaria, and Amorgos

13 . Schoinoussa
(Schoinoussa Island )

A small town in the centre of the island.

14 . Folegandros
(Folegandros Island )

A small hill-top town set back from the coast.

15 . Koufonisi
(Ano Koufonision Island )

A small secluded holiday resort on the south of the island.

16 . Chora
(Amorgos Island )

A remote and small village set back a short way up the steep western coast, and a 45 min walk from neighbouring coastal town Katapola on the western coast.

17 . Alyki
(Paros Island )

A popular small town on the south-western coast of the island home around a blue water bay overlooking Antiparos.

Piso Livadi
18 . Piso Livadi
(Paros Island )

A small popular town with a sturdy breakwater on the eastern coast of the island a short distance from inland neighbour Marpissa.

Saint Prokopios
19 . Saint Prokopios
(Naxos Island )

A small popular town on the western coast of the island with a long busy sandy blue water beach.

20 . Antiparos
(Antiparos Island )

A popular town on the north-eastern tip of this small island with a ferry to Pounta on Paros.

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