Hike from Santorini : The Romantic Trail

Have you ever walked with your loved one and thought the walk should never end? 

One of the most romantic hikes in the world has to be the hike from Fira to Oia. The caldera hike is absolutely breath taking. The hike provides you with gorgeous views of the Aegean sea and the volcano. 
At the end of the day, I can assure you that you will be completely satisfied that you did the hike.

Type of  Santorini Hike from Fira to Oia

The hike starts from the town of Fira and ends in Oia.

The hike is a normal walk and if you are fit to walk then you can easily do the hike. Wear a good walking shoe for this hike or else at the end, you will end up having a bad ache.

The hike is 10 km and approximately takes 3-4 hours depending on how much you spend your time at enjoying the scenic beauty. If you don't want to do this hike for 10 km then you can hike from Fira to Imerovigli which is approx 2.3kms and take you around 30mins.

Once you get down at Imerovigli you can take a local bus to Oia and enjoy the scenic beauty of Oia.

This hike will cost you nothing and leave you with lifetime memories.

Things to Remember before you Start Hiking in Santorini

The best time to go hiking is between April- early June. During this period the weather is cool and there is a lovely breeze all day along.

If you are hiking between June-September ensure you start early in the morning. Ideally, you should start around 6:30-7am and reach Oia by noon. If you can wake up early at the break of the dawn then you can get a lovely view of the sunrise and the Aegean sea looks amazing during the sunrise.

Don't forget to pack a few snacks and a bottle of water. Once you cross Imerovigli you will not find many shops to buy food. On the road, you might find small shops selling fruits or homemade wines.

If you search on Google Map, the route between Fira to Oia and click on the walk icon it will show you the route which is not at all recommended. while searching on Google put one stop as Imerovigli and then it will show you the correct route. Check with the attached picture to get the idea of the right route.

The Hike from Fira to Oia in Santorini

The hike starts from Fira square and you need to walk towards this church as shown in the below picture to take the correct path.The hike is a bit steep from here towards Firostefani village. The Firostefani village is 1km from Fira and you should reach the village in 15-20mins. You can buy fruits or knick knacks from this village.

Once you reach Firostefani, just keep following the path and you will reach Imerovigli soon. There are lots of signs which will tell you which way to go. Imerovigli is the last town before you embark on the dusty path to reach Oia. Ensure you fill up your bottles & stack up your snacks as it will be the last town before you reach Oia. There are houses who sell home made wines. You can buy these as they are not only cheap but also have a unique taste which is different from the branded ones.

Once you leave Imerovigli you will hit the Caldera part.The walk is a straight non stop walk to reach Oia.This walk will be a bit tough and strenuous. The roads will turn dusty and in some places, you have to be extremely careful so that you don't fall.

Trust me this will be a walk to remember. I am sure if you propose your girl during the walk then she will have no other option than saying Yes. So what are you waiting for go and take your girl now.

Time for some Beautiful Pictures from Santorini Hike

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  1. Santorini seems to be a very beautiful place..have seen it only in movies..wish to visit there soon and witness its beauty myself..

  2. That's a walk I would want with my loved one to never end

  3. Totally loved your post and have bookmarked it for my upcoming travel.

  4. Thanks for sharing the detailed post,the pictures are awesome.

  5. Beautiful Greece and beautiful your pictures. Loved the description , and I will too make sure to opt this hike.

  6. Wow, This looks like a wonderful hike. Santorini in itself is a wonderful place. And a romantic hike will just be cherry on top. What about I take my man there? I am sure he too will say yes! ;-)

  7. Thanks for sharing this I dont about this hike. You clicked some beautiful pictures during your hike. I would love to visit Greece hopefully sooner

  8. Satorini is such a blissful place..calm pure and love..bookmarking it

  9. I would love to visit Santorini and Oia some day. Will surely attempt this trek



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