May 2, 2015

Walking from Fira to Firostefani

It's an incredible experience to walk through the narrow streets of Fira between the whitewashed houses of the village and gaze at the endless blue of the Aegean Sea! Start your walk from the metropolis of Fira and go up the blue steps, following the signs to the cable car. After passing the cable car and the Catholic church of St John the Baptist, continue your way up to Firostefani. There are endless opportunities for spectacular photos of the beautiful hotel entrances and terraces with their incredible decoration! You can also discover the peculiar architecture of the cave houses with stairs, domes and multiple levels! 
The walk ends at the beautiful and much photographed church of St. Gerasimos in Firostefani with the characteristic blue dome. It is better to start your walk just before sunset and allow at least one hour because of the ascent and the frequent stops to take numerous photos of the incredible view!