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Oia, the most famous village of Santorini
Fira, the capital of Santorini island
Pyrgos, an authentic village in Santorini
The villages of Santorini Greece are considered among the most beautiful villages in the Greek islands. Oia and Fira are the most famous villages, perched on the edge of the caldera and giving an amazing view to the Aegean Sea and the volcano. Firostefani and Imerovigli are also beautiful places with traditional architecture.
Many hotels and accommodation are located in these villages.
After discovering the best Santorini villages, you can also find information about the best Santorini beaches.
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Discover our guide to 15 Santorini villages. They are all presented with a 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, photos and a selection of hotels.
Location: 12 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.
Location: 8.5 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.
Location: 4.5 km south east of Fira
Description: Pyrgos is a beautiful, traditional village with remarkable tourism development. It is built on the slopes of a hill and offers magnificent view.
Location: 5.4 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.
Location: 2.6 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.
Location: 3.5 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.
Location: 13.2 km north west of Fira
Description: Amoudi is located within a walking distance from Oia. It is actually a small port that serves tour boats to the volcano and to the neighbouring island of Thirassia.
Location: 11.3 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.
Location: 9 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.
Location: 12 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.
Location:: 6,5 km south east of Fira
Description: Mesa Gonia is a small village in the centre of Santorini, famous for its wine-making tradition. Mesa Gonia is surrounded by vast vineyards and Byzantine churches.
Location: 8.5 km south of Fira
Description: Athinaios is actually the main port of Santorini, not a village and it gets much tourism traffic in summer. Located on the foot of an impressive cliff, Athinios is frequently connected to the capital of Fira by bus.