There are only a few towns on Santorini and Fira and Oia are the two main ones. Fira being only a 20 minutes’ walk from our hotel, we went and spent the afternoon there on our first day in Santorini.
From Imerovigli, we headed south along the narrow paths, spying on the terraces along the way and taking a moment to appreciate the local architecture.
The plunging views of the Caldera are breathtaking and the villages sit at the top of the cliffs like little white hats.
Once in Fira, we got lost in the narrow streets, exploring all the little shops, coming across the catholic cathedral of St John the Baptist along the way.
We then headed to Theotokopoulos Main Square and enjoyed the sights of the orthodox cathedral.
To shelter from the blazing sun and the heat, we decided to visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thira. It really worth going to! We learned a lot about the history of Santorini and it isn’t huge or overwhelming.
We ended our day with a delicious meal at Naoussa. A simple little restaurant with amazing food and great views of the Caldera.