Location: Fira, Santorini
Holidays in the heart Santorini and the island’s capital Fira
Enjoy a complete holiday experience in a unique location in Santorini
Fira is the capital of Santorini and one of the most amazing spots in Santorini. Built on the cliff of the caldera, just 500 m. from Nissos Thira Hotel, here you will enjoy the amazing view to the volcano, the sea and the nearby islands. Fira enjoys a bustling life as it is the center of the commercial life of the island. Anything you might need from an island capital you will find it in Fira; pharmacies, ATMs, shops, convenient stores, all within a few minutes walking from Nissos Thira Hotel.
Fira is home to important museums of the island like the Museum of Prehistoric Thera exhibiting the findings from the excavations at the site of Akrotiri, the city that was covered by the lava after the eruption of the volcano in 1600 BC. The Archaeological Museum hosts findings from the Ancient Thera, the city that Spartans built in the top of Mesa Vouno in the 8th century BC. You will also find interesting private foundations like the Santozeum (www.santozeum.com), the Bellonias Foundation (www.bellonio.gr), the Petros M. Nomikos Conference Center (www.thera-conferences.gr) and the Gyzis Mansion.
Things- to- do
In Fira, there are plenty of things to do like wandering in the pebbled alleys, admire the local architecture, visit the Cathedral and the Catholic monastery. In Fira, you will find all kind of shops starting from the necessary souvenirs reaching up to jewelry shops and boutiques with stylish clothes and international brands. But above all, if you are in Fira, do not miss enjoying the view to the caldera, the volcano, the nearby islands and the sea. Here the sunset lasts longer and it is just 800 m. away from our hotel. As for swimming the busses for the organized beaches of Kamari, Perissa and Monolithos are starting just a few steps from the Nissos Thira Boutique Hotel.
Food & Drink
In the town of Fira you will have the blissful opportunity to taste the unique volcanic flavors of Santorini. Tavernas, restaurants, cafes and street food proposals will be at every step you take in the Santorini’s capital. Do not miss tasting the cherry tomatoes of Santorini, the white eggplant, the fresh fish form the Aegean Sea and the fava, a specific bean type cultivated on the island for more than 3.000 years. As for your nights out, in Fira, you will find clubs and bars as here is the starting point of the island’s nightlife.