Destination guide

Unforgettable visions of Fira

Prepare to gasp as you approach Fira by sea. Like a wisp of white smoke, this high-perched clutch of cubist cottages and crooked tavernas strings itself along the edge of Santorini's collapsed caldera. Sky-blue domes mark out the enchanting Eastern Orthodox churches from the cascading homes and luxurious Fira holiday rentals that cast their gaze out across the bay – think sunsets to die for and endless boat watching from your private patio. Within, donkeys clip-clop this way and that, cafes bustle with life and the cobbled lanes snake past ancient history museums that are famed across Greece.

Activities

Gazing out to sea in Fira

If you've managed to bag yourself one of the coveted Fira holiday rentals with a view or even an infinity pool overlooking the wide central caldera of Santorini, then you might want to do nothing other than kick back with a cocktail and enjoy the panorama – it's surely one of the most famous on the planet. At night, the sunsets glow yellow and orange over the Aegean Sea and the skies quickly turn into a patchwork of twinkling stars. Taking romantic to all new heights, it's hardly a surprise that loads of folk choose Fira as the backdrop for their wedding…

Weather

Fantastic views through long summers in Fira

Fira holiday rentals fill up fast in the summer. That means it's wise to book as early as you can if you're looking to add a stopover on Santorini to your island-hopping itinerary between the months of June and August. Things aren't so queued up in spring and autumn months like May and September, even though the weather's still scorching and the sunsets over the Aegean are just as dramatic at that time of year.

Natural features

Fantastical nature on Fira

Santorini might not have the sparkling beaches and pine-studded peaks that much of coastal Greece is famous for, but it does have a whole trove of other natural wonders. Fira is the gateway to them all, whether that means the black-rock island and volcano plugs of Tholos Naftilos, the ochre-hued cliffs that shoot out north and south, or the rugged inlets that can only really be explored by boat. Fira town can also lay claim to some of the most dramatic sunsets in the world. Watch them illuminate the ancient volcano crater in hues of blinding white and blue each evening.

Transport

Transport to and around Fira

Fly into Thira (JTR-Santorini National), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Fira?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 764 holiday lettings near Fira. From 373 Villas to 101 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fira for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Villas in Fira?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 373 Villas in Fira. Our other popular types of Fira holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 101 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 214 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Fira?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 334 holiday homes with pool available in Fira. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.