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Santorini - Firostefani Settlement

The town of Ancient Thira, was built on the hill Mesa Vuno and founded by the Dorian colonists during the 8th century B.C.., it domains the southeast coast of the Island of Thira and, since its foundation and until the end of antiquity, was the civil, administrative and religious center of the city state of Thira.

Firostefani is the old village north from Fira characterized by traditional villages, the view of the capital city, the sea and the volcano. Its name means 'Crown of Fira' due to the altitude of the location in relation to the rest Fira.

Caldera is called the territorial cavity formed when the part of a volcanic cone recedes; the most characteristic Caldera in Greece is the one of Santorini Island which was formed around 1613 B.C. due to the Minoan eruption that took place.

The outline of the Caldera of Santorini is formed from the Islands of Santorini, Aspronisi and Therasia. The diameter of the Caldera of Santorini reaches 16 Km which classifies it as the largest Caldera on Earth.

The Villa Ilias Hotel is situated in one of the best locations of the island. From an altitude of 300 m anyone can admire the Caldera, the volcano and the unique and amazing sunset.

Cam on-line since: 12/02/2015

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    • 1 week ago
    • Muffin

    Be lovely to be on a cruise ship now

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • James McIntosh

    Feel sorry for the donkeys that take passengers up the steep path to the town. I wonder if large people are turned away!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Marketa Esaili

    It's nice to look at it here, but in reality, this is nightmare for tourists: extremely crowded. We went thru this just a year ago when we waited in line for cable to get down to our ship 1 hour and 20 minutes,
    I understand that better scheduling for cruise ships would be very difficult but not impossible. I am visiting this site almost every day and have noticed, that there are days when no cruise ships are around. Luckily for us we visited island before with another tour. It's so beautiful island with outstanding history; people deserve to enjoy it's beauty and not to stand waiting in line.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • James McIntosh

    Two Costa cruise ships Luminosa and Delizioza and Tui's Mein Scheiff in the bay.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • James McIntosh

    Seabourn and Crystal cruise ships in today. Very stylish looking .

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • wish_I_were_there

    Best place to drink your frappe while your view is at least 20km over the blue sea ..lovely place indeed

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    This is the best place in Greece. Today is windy and looks jolly chilly.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Patti

    Beautiful sunset! Santorini!

  • avatar
    • 11 months ago
    • Luca

    nice place but more expensive then other greek islands , except Mykonos.
    People pay 500/2000 €uros for 1 night to see a sunset. It is free everywhere ;)

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • Phil Brooks

    The water is beatifully still and serene today. Nice to hear the birds singing too.

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    You're welcome tony, the sunsets over the caldera are amazing.

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • tony mazzeo

    thank you for your comments Audrey ,looking forward to going never been before

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    tony if you haven't been before you won't be disappointed, I'd go back tomorrow - happy memories of it, if you walk do go right to the far end, it's well worth it.

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • tony mazzeo

    will be there in 35 days

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    • 1 year ago
    • Vanja

    Yes Shauna, it was amazing, entire Crete and Aegean sea and the islands were covered in dust, all the way to Romania and Russia!
    I see MSC Musica and Costa Deliziosa are here (didn't see this one for ages).

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    • 1 year ago
    • Shauna

    Can you believe that a sahara desert sand storm crossed the the med over greece into sochi russia they are skiing on snow and sand. it's happened before but a first for me