Hiking Fira to Oia

 
November 21, 2016 Nov 21, 2016   Greece, Santorini
 
 

Our second day on Santorini we hiked from our hotel to the northernmost tip of the island where the town of Oia is located. A warm sunny day though really windy. At times I wondered if I'd be blown off the trail and into the sea far below.

The trail follows the edge of the caldera and involves a couple of decent climbs.

 
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The path north from Imerovigli      
This is the path we saw as we left the Fira - Firostefani - Imerovigli area.
 
The path north from Imerovigli      
This is the path we saw as we left the Fira - Firostefani - Imerovigli area.
 
The path north from Imerovigli      
This is the path we saw as we left the Fira - Firostefani - Imerovigli area.
 
Looking back to Fira      
On the trail to Oia if you look back and east you'll see parts of the island that are flat and sparsely populated. What a contrast with the caldera edge.
 
Looking back to Fira      
On the trail to Oia if you look back and east you'll see parts of the island that are flat and sparsely populated. What a contrast with the caldera edge.
 
Looking back to Fira      
On the trail to Oia if you look back and east you'll see parts of the island that are flat and sparsely populated. What a contrast with the caldera edge.
 
A large chapel along our path      
 
A large chapel along our path      
 
A large chapel along our path      
 
The path to Oia      
Far in the distance you can see our goal, the town of Oia.
 
The path to Oia      
Far in the distance you can see our goal, the town of Oia.
 
The path to Oia      
Far in the distance you can see our goal, the town of Oia.
 
How we got here      
Looking back towards Fira you can see the trail winding over the hill and coming down to those white buildings, which is also where the road briefly touches the trail.
 
How we got here      
Looking back towards Fira you can see the trail winding over the hill and coming down to those white buildings, which is also where the road briefly touches the trail.
 
How we got here      
Looking back towards Fira you can see the trail winding over the hill and coming down to those white buildings, which is also where the road briefly touches the trail.
 
The trail down to Oia      
Once we climbed the last hill, we could see the trail headed down to our destination, the town of Oia.
 
The trail down to Oia      
Once we climbed the last hill, we could see the trail headed down to our destination, the town of Oia.
 
The trail down to Oia      
Once we climbed the last hill, we could see the trail headed down to our destination, the town of Oia.
 
The beginning and the end      
If you look to the right of Paul's knee you'll see the cruise ship Windstar anchored just off Fira. This is about where we started today's hike.
 
The beginning and the end      
If you look to the right of Paul's knee you'll see the cruise ship Windstar anchored just off Fira. This is about where we started today's hike.
 
The beginning and the end      
If you look to the right of Paul's knee you'll see the cruise ship Windstar anchored just off Fira. This is about where we started today's hike.
 
Oia      
We made our goal. We explored the town, ate, then caught a bus back to Fira.
 
Oia      
We made our goal. We explored the town, ate, then caught a bus back to Fira.
 
Oia      
We made our goal. We explored the town, ate, then caught a bus back to Fira.
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