GREETINGS FROM FIRA SANTORINI
May 30th, 2018 | 2 minutes to read
I’ve been wanting to go to Santorini for a while. It’s such a charming island with those nice little white houses nestling together on the cliff.
Fira is the major town in Santorini. If you ever want to travel to other towns or beaches, this is a good choice because it’s where the major bus station is. We chose to stay here, and luckily we can also watch sun-rise in our balcony as well, that is, you have to get up before 6:00 am. 😉
Fira is lovely, with stores, bakeries, restaurants, cafes, as well as the only white domed church, even though most people come here to watch the famous blue domed ones.
Also don’t ever miss the Prehistoric Museum, where you can learn more about history behind the ruin in Akrotiri, which dates back to as early as the fifth millennium BC. Here you get to see the remaining frescoes, artworks, potteries and jeweleries. I always love to learn how people lived long time ago and sometimes it amazed me they were already pretty advanced.
Although sunset in Oia is more famous, it was also very very crowded, thus not that romantic at all. In my humble opinion, sunset in Fira is even more beautiful as you get to see the sun drop below the cloud, then the other islands, instead of simply sinking to the sea. If you are close to the white domed church, you might bump into two local artists playing nice acoustic music. People simply sit here and there, enjoying the sunset. No huge crowds or professional photographers with their tripods and zoom lens trying to capture the last stream of sunlight.