Fira – Oia – Imerovigli – Firostefani – Black sand beach – Red sand beach – Prophet Elijah – Fira ( 5hours )
The starting point of this trip is the Fira’s cable car station. Our driver will be waiting for you at the top of the cliff, just outside the entrance of the cable car, and take you to the main street where the vehicle will be parked. This distance is around 50 meters of walking which includes also a ramp, i
f it’s needed, to provide an easy access for wheelchairs. On the way to Oia the driver will provide you with basic information about the island’s history and in approximately 20 minutes you will arrive to Oia. There you will have one to one and a half hour time to walk around the village, shop, enjoy some Greek coffee or a snack. As you walk around you will also have the chance to see the world’s famous churches with the blue domes. After your stroll the driver will be waiting for you to take you to your next destination, Imerovigli. There you will visit the highest and closest in distance point of the island towards the volcano. You will have time to take some photos and continue your trip to Firostefani.
With a breathtaking view and the second most famous church with a blue dome, you will find it difficult to resist to some more photos. Continuing our trip you will get to see the black sand beach. Sunbathing is the perfect way to enjoy a Greek island as well as swim along the crystal clear waters of Santorini. Free beach cabanas will be available for your private use, as well as coffee, cocktails, beverages and snacks, which you can all purchase from the beach bar. Next stop is the famous red sand beach which is spotted approximately 500 meters away from the prehistoric village of Akrotiri. You will get to see the church of Saint Nicholas, which is built inside a rock, and walk a 70 meter dirt track to reach the red sand beach.
This beach, as well as the black sand beach, takes its color from the volcano’s lava stone, creating a unique landscape that you don’t get to see every day. Getting on the road again to visit Prophet Elijah’s monastery, located at the highest point of the island with 600 meters of height. Driving up the road you get the feeling that you are flying with an airplane and as you look around you can see some vacation properties on the edge of the cliff. Approaching the top of the mountain there is the monastery of Prophet Elijah which is dated 300 years old.
You can visit the inside of the monastery and purchase, if you like to, traditional products made by the monastery’s monks. Enjoy the magnificent view of the whole island from this spot that suggests images that will be definitely unforgettable and return back to Fira town.