Santorini’s main town of Fira is a vibrant, bustling place, its caldera edge layered with hotels, cave apartments, infinity pools and swish restaurants, all backed by a warren of narrow streets full of shops and even more bars and restaurants. A multitude of fellow admirers cannot diminish the impact of Fira’s stupendous landscape; this is one of the few places in the world that actually looks better than the postcards! Views over the multicoloured cliffs are breathtaking, and at night the caldera edge is a frozen cascade of lights.
While Fira's population is only a tad over 2000, it sprawls north and merges into two more villages: Firostefani (about a 15-minute walk from Fira) and Imerovigli (the highest point of the caldera edge, about a half-hour walk from Fira). A path runs through these villages and is lined with glorious hotels, restaurants and endless photo opportunities.