Top things to do in Fira

Top Choice Greek in Fira

Theoni's Kitchen

Theoni's isn't fancy and you won't be gazing out over the caldera, but this is the best 'mumma's kitchen' home-cooked Greek food you'll find, with smiling, friendly owners and good service. Expect decent-sized porti…
Top Choice Seafood in Fira

1500 BC

With top views south across the caldera, this elegant patio serves top-quality food. Braised lobster, royal crab legs with green olive oil, and chateaubriand veal fillet are just a few of the mouthwatering choices. …
Top Choice Greek in Fira

Koukoumavlos

Gleeful diners partake of award-winning fresh, modern Aegean cuisine (including a worthwhile degustation at €78). Creativity reigns here, at one of Greece's top eateries, and the menu is poetic, elevating dishes to …
Top Choice Museum in Fira

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Opposite the bus station, this well-presented museum houses extraordinary finds excavated from Akrotiri and is all the more impressive when you realise just how old they are. Most remarkable is the glowing gold ibex…
Arts & Crafts in Fira

Mati Art Gallery

The installation pieces outside are sure to catch your attention before you even step inside this gallery. This is the main exhibition space of Yorgos Kypris, an internationally celebrated artist who takes much of h…
Bar in Fira

Kira Thira

The oldest bar in Fira and one of the best. Dark wood and vaulted ceilings give it an intimate, cave-like atmosphere, with smooth cocktails and smoother jazz. With a huge viola hanging on the ceiling, this tiny bar …
Landmark in Fira

Skaros Rock

From Imerovigli, a sign points west for the track to Skaros, the conical peninsula jutting out into the caldera. Not only geologically interesting, it is also historically important, as it was the first of five kast…
Church in Fira

Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

Sitting prominently on the caldera edge in Fira, the Orthodox Cathedral can be seen from from many parts of Santorini. Built in 1827, it was badly damaged in the catastrophic earthquake of 1956. Fully renovated soon…
Port in Fira

Old Port

Sitting 220m below Fira – three minutes by cable car, or 587 steps by foot – the Old Port, also known as Fira Skala, is now mainly used by cruise ship passengers visiting Fira for the day. They generally arrive in t…
Art in Fira

AK Art Gallery

AK, Santorini's first art gallery, was founded in 1980 by local artists, painter Christopher Asimis and his wife, Eleni Kolaiti, who specialises in jewellery and sculptures. The stunningly white gallery, near the Or…