Destination guide

Tour the Santorini museums in Fira from holiday villas

The capital city of Fira, otherwise known as Thera, offers a great deal of activity for tourists. Many Santorini villa rentals in Fira are near attractions such as the Folklore Museum, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Archaeological Museum of Thera and the Santorini cable cars. Villas in Fira have excellent views of the caldera, a volcanic depression at the edge of the island; this is what created Santorini and other islands around it. A Santorini villa holiday in Fira is a quintessentially Greek experience.

Things to do

Discovering the ancients in Fira

Fira is a prime place to unravel the long history of Santorini island. That's mainly down to the acclaimed Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which chronicles the rise and fall of the nearby settlement of Akrotiri and its surroundings. You'll learn about the dramatic eruption of the Santorini volcano in the 2nd millennium BC, get to see preserved mosaics and vase works from the period and examine the old trading links that once connected this tiny island to the rest of Greece and the Mediterranean Basin. It really is a must.


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…


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.

How to get there

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Fira?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,112 holiday lettings around Fira. From 585 villas to 143 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Fira? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Fira. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Oia Castle: 1,121 holiday lettings
  • Wine Museum Santorini Island: 1,050 holiday lettings
  • Ancient Thira: 1,056 holiday lettings
  • Ancient Akrotiri: 1,056 holiday lettings
  • Skaros Rock: 1,049 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Fira listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Fira?

Yes, of course. offers 585 Villas in Fira. Our other popular types of Fira holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 143 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 258 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 12 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?

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