Hiking on Santorini

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Hiking may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Santorini. But it's actually a very nice hiking island, despite the barren and treeless landscape. My favourite hiking trails are these:

From Fira to Oia. A wonderful hike that mainly follows the cliff edge.

From Pyrgos to Kamari. Awesome hike from the mountain top down to the coast.

From Emborio to Kamari. A hike where one pass by Ancient Thira.

From Perissa to Vlychada. Seven kilometres along a refreshing sea.

If you are going to hike in Santorini, I recommend Anavasi's blue map (1:26,000) which describes a variety of hiking routes in Santorini, both easy and difficult. Terrain maps is another cartographic company specialized in hiking maps. They have a map of Santorini with the scale 1:25,000 and it also describes many hiking routes. Both maps are available for purchase at Santorini.

I recommend you to buy the hiking book Santorini, Sifnos, western and Southern Cyklades by Dieter Graf. The book describes eight hiking routes in Santorini in detail. The book is available for purchase in Santorini, you can also buy it on internet if you want to plan your routes in advance.

Vandring till Ancient Thira.

On a hike to Ancient Thira. Perissa down under.

Profitis Elias. Santorini.

Hiking break under Profitis Elias (567 m) and is located above Pyrgos.

Hiking between Fira and Oia

A hike between Fira and Oia, or on the contrary, offers wonderful views. At the top right you will see Imerovigli, which is near Fira.

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