A walkable neighborhood, Fira is known for being scenic and family-friendly, while offering convenient options for restaurants and wine. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the sea, beaches, and island views. Fira's hotels and holiday apartments make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Santorini area.
Sightseeing around Fira
Some top local attractions include the museums, monuments, and wineries. Museum of Prehistoric Thira, Santorini Folklore Museum, and Megaro Gyzi Museum feature a variety of exhibits. Sights like Archaeological Museum, Megaro Gyzi, and Wall Paintings of Thira Exhibition offer insight into the local culture. Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Plateia Theotokopoulou, and Agios Nikolaos Monastery are some local landmarks. Create some family memories at Wine Museum Santorini Island and Waterpark Santorini.
Popular things to do in the area include shopping and swimming. Soak up some sun at Vourvoulos Beach, Monolithos Beach, and Caldera Beach. Skaros Rock, Nea Kameni Volcano, or Palea Volcano are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Athinios Port, Antoniou Winery, and Boutari Winery are other spots for some local fun.
One of the most popular attractions in the area is the Red Beach. Catholic Cathedral, Dominican Convent, and Art Space Santorini will also leave an impression.
Getting around Fira
If you want to explore what's across the water, take a ferry from the port.
At 2.4 miles (3.8 km), Thira (JTR-Santorini National) is the closest major airport to Fira.