Santorini Firostefani

Information about Firostefani

Firostefani Santorini: Firostefani lies to the north of Fira and there is little difference that separates it from its considerable larger neighbour. Without a doubt, the views from this part of Santorini are spectacular, offering another perspective of Santorini volcano. One can enjoy the magnificent sight of Fira itself and the breathtaking sunset in the evening.

Discover the available Tours or get there with your own car rental, starting at 14€ per day.

The village has plenty of restaurants and cafes located on the most fabulous locations but also offers some of the most impressive hotels of Santorini. There are also few shops, most of them are concentrated at the main shopping street, at the centre of Firostefani.

Between the village of Firostefani and Imerovigli lies the Agios Nikolas Monastery.

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How to get to Firostefani

There are many different ways to get to Firostefani from any location on the island.
Note: Firostefani is a 15-minute walk away from Fira.
Airport to Firostefani: 7.4 km / 4.5 miles | Port to Firostefani: 11.2 km / 6.9 miles | Fira to Firostefani: 2.6 Km / 1.6 miles

Tours: Discover Firostefani with an organized tour of Santorini, starting from 35€.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Firostefani and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.

Public transfers: In Firostefani lies the second stop of the bus route Fira > Oia. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Oia approximately every hour. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Santorini airport to Firostefani: There’s a bus station at the airport located between the arrivals and departures buildings. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Fira village, which is 5 km away. There is a bus from Santorini airport to Fira approximately every hour. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Firostefani, following the route Fira > Oia.
From Santorini port (Athinios) to Firostefani: The bus station is located on the port of Santorini. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Santorini can take a bus to Fira Central bus station, which is 8.5 km away. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Firostefani, following the route Fira > Oia.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

Things To See And Do In Firostefani

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Map Of Firostefani, Santorini

Hotels in Firostefani

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Reverie Traditional Apartments in Firostefani, Santorini, is in walking distance from Fira and many restaurants and shops. Reverie Traditional Apartments offers its guests all sorts of amenities. All units are non-smoking and have their private bathroom equipped with toiletries and a hairdryer. Also, they all include a satellite TV, fridge, safety deposit box, ironing facilities and they are air-conditioned. A fully equipped kitchen is an amenity of studios and suites only, while suites boast a Jacuzzi as well. Wake up service and daily maid service are also available.

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The impressive volcano of Santorini and the Aegean Sea lay right in front of the Homeric Poems hotel, situated in Firostefani. Luxury accommodation is combined with Greek mythology and amazing landscape. Ancient Gods, like Poseidon, and Homeric heroes, like Odysseus and Hector, give their names to luxurious suites, taking visitors on a mythical journey. All suites are equipped with modern amenities and extras, like private pool or Jacuzzi, for your enjoyment. The hotel also provides useful services, such as daily cleaning, 24hour reception, breakfast in room, boat trips and many more.

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A warm welcome is awaiting visitors at the Agali Houses Hotel in Santorini. Agali Houses are located in the beautiful Firostefani village, very close to the centre. The hotel provides guests with all modern amenities and services. The rooms are double, executive or suites with private outdoor hot tub or swimming pool. All units are fully equipped. Guests can enjoy the spectacular view of the sea and the caldera from their private balcony, the spacious living room of the hotel or the large swimming pool. They are also offered a tour and a welcome drink from the manager.

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Reviews of Firostefani, Santorini

1 Review
  • gareth 21 Jun 2010
    Central spot away from noise
    I think Firostefani is one of the cutest of all the villages in Santorini Greece. It is actually like a neighbor to Fira and it is situated at the north of the capital. We walked there to Fira, which is a nice 40 minutes path along the caldera. A wonderful experience especially at the sunset! I heard that the municipality will make this walk a paved route, which I think is a great idea!

    Unlike Fira, the atmosphere in Firostefani is calmer and more family. Houses are smaller and have a more personal touch, altough there are a lot of hotels. While we were walking through the streets at night, the houses looked beautiful with street lamp lights illuminating a part of them. For me, the caldera and the volcano are best viewed from this village because it is set just at the edge of the cliff. I got a beautiful sight of Fira also from here. There are a few taverns in Firostefani with balcony to the caldera and a nice 19th century decoration. I recommend it for stay, too. It is a central spot in Santorini, but still away from noise.