Santorini Villages

Santorini villages

The villages of Santorini Greece are considered among the most beautiful villages in the Greek islands. Fira and Oia are the most famous villages, perched on the edge of the caldera and giving amazing view to the Aegean Sea and the volcano. Firostefani and Imerovigli are also beautiful spots with traditional architecture.
Many hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Santorini villages, you can also find information about the best Santorini beaches.

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Guide to 15 villages

Discover our guide to 15 Santorini villages. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Santorini. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: 11 km north west of Fira
Description: Oia, pronounced "Ia", is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is world known for its quite life and the fantastic sunset. Obviously the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini.

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Location: 10 km from the main port, Athinaios
Description: Fira is the capital of Santorini and the main transport hub of the island. Although it gets very busy in summer, it still offers some of the greatest view to the volcano and the famous caldera of Santorini.

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Location: 2 km north of Fira
Description: Firostefani is a small village within a walking distance from Fira. It is like a suburb to the capital of Santorini. It distinguishes for its traditional architecture, the wonderful view and its tourism developement.

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Location: 3 km north west of Fira
Description: Imerovigli is like an extension of Fira but it is situated on a higher cliff. Providing some very romantic views, Imerovigli is more quiet than Fira but still enough tourism developed.

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Location: 5 km south east of Santorini
Description: Pyrgos is a beautiful, traditional village with remarkable tourism development. It is built on the slopes of a hill and offers magnificent view.

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Location: 10 km south west of Fira
Description: Akrotiri is a traditonal village located next to famous Red beach and the most important archaeological site on Santorini. Still unspoilt by mass tourism, Akrotiri offers one of the most calm spots on the island.

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Location: 8 km south of Fira
Description: A traditional villages on the south of Santorini, Emporio distinguishes for its vivid Medieval colour and the Castle on top of a hill. Emporio is surrounded by vast vineyards and old windmills.

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Location: 3 km south east of Fira
Description: Elegant Neoclassical mansions and cave houses mark the architecture of this lovely village. Located in a close distance from Fira, Messaria is a calm village away from mass tourism.

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Location: 6 km south of Fira
Description: Still untouched by tourism, Megalochori keeps its beautiful architecture with the picturesque square, the narrow streets, the Neoclassical mansions and the typical cave houses of Santorini.

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Location: 10 km north west of Fira
Description: Finikia is a charming settlement located next to the famous village of Oia Santorini. The village is very small and few hotels are available there.

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