Santorini - Firostefani Settlement live cam
Santorini, view of Nea Kameni and Akrotiri, what many historians believe to be the lost city of Atlantis

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

Comments

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Margaret Cowell

    Please can the web cam be cleaned?...Thank you....

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • James McIntosh

    The donkeys may have an easier summer with few if any cruise ships sailing before August.

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • maria rodgers

    Joan, The tourists all need educating, surely they can see that by using these poor donkeys they are creating misery, poor things, i wish something could be done to stop it, I just do not understand how they can put their so called enjoyment before the expense of an animal that cannot defend or speak up for itself

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • Joan Simon

    I read a report about the Santorini donkeys and the transporting of tourists uphill. The photos of the donkeys were so heartbreaking. They all looked sad, they had open sores on their legs, tied up with no water available. I agree @Maria, I would never want to go there and observe such cruelty, all for money. So sad.

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • thgalland

    1/02/2020
    Welcome back Thira happy 2020

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • debbie morris

    wohoo back up and running

  • avatar
    • 10 months ago
    • debbie morris

    last year the msc opera visited Valetta malta regularly,its great to see her back in Europe.

  • avatar
    • 10 months ago
    • maria rodgers

    Well, that sounds a better option

  • avatar
    • 10 months ago
    • Tio Simón

    It is better to land on the other side of the island and get a bus into town no hassle with donkeys

  • avatar
    • 11 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    Hi everyone. We have been to Santorini which has to be the most beautiful place on earth. As for the donkeys … I chose not to ride on one up the 380 odd steps from the bottom to Thira in the blazing heat for the reason that the owners hit them to move up quickly Unfortunately, this happens all over the world, exploiting animals eg. elephants in Thailand. But do not be put off you have to visit this island as it is truly unforgettable. Have a happy day from a sunny and warm (it's winter) South Africa :)

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • Mark

    Clean the lens please! Thank you!

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • James McIntosh

    5 cruise ships in today. Same number in 2012 when I arrived on Celebrity Equinox.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • maria rodgers

    I was thinking of going Santorini one day, No longer, i will not go now that i know the poor donkeys have to go through that ordeal every day to carry humans all that way uphill, Lifts are available.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • kcon819

    Was there last month. Beautiful. I hope to go back some day.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Audrey Mason

    donkeys are used at Thira to carry some passengers up from the cruise ships along the winding streets, wouldn't go on one myself but an elderly friend did and her leg was scraped on the walls.
    The other year we were staying at Lindos, Rhodes and donkeys were constantly used then at the end of the day they were placed in an enclosure at the entrance to the village.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • wish_I_were_there

    Last time was there was in 1987, changed so much ..all the cruise ships, the selfies crowd, the instagrammers, the influencers, the donkeys ..