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I'M A TRAVELLER, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND INTERNATIONAL TEACHER
FROM CANADA, BASED IN SAIGON, VIETNAM.

HIKING ACROSS SANTORINI: A PHOTO ESSAY

HIKING ACROSS SANTORINI: A PHOTO ESSAY

Hiking from Fira to Oia (or Oia to Fira) is a must-do when visiting Santorini. This legendary hike will bring you face-to-face with the iconic caldera from all of its best angles. As you hike across the volcanic landscape, the ever-changing vista will reward you with better and better photographs. 

This hike is not overly challenging in gradient or length, but you should be prepared for full-on sun. Bring lots of water and stop once or twice to refuel. I recommend taking your time and treating your hike not as a race, but as a chance to really get to know this stunning island. Our hike took us about 3 hours. We stopped often for photos, hydration, and of course, puppies.

We used Santorini Dave's handy guide to prepare ourselves, and when you're on the hike, it's quite straightforward. While Dave has good reason to recommend going early, we chose to take our time, sleep in, and go during the hotter hours of the day in the hopes we'd have the path to ourselves. We were right - it was virtually empty. It ended up being my favourite day in Santorini.

Relive it with me through the photos below.

Once you get up above the villages of Fira, Firostefani, and Imeroviglia, look back for this view.

Once you get up above the villages of Fira, Firostefani, and Imeroviglia, look back for this view.

It just keeps getting better and better.

It just keeps getting better and better.

Skaros Rock is something else.

Skaros Rock is something else.

Hiking Santorini makes you feel small.

Hiking Santorini makes you feel small.

Trekking on.

Trekking on.

Don't forget to stop and look back at the ever-changing views.

Don't forget to stop and look back at the ever-changing views.

Wait, Vaughan!  We're not even half way there yet.

Wait, Vaughan! We're not even half way there yet.

This is about halfway.

This is about halfway.

Essential snack and water stop.

Essential snack and water stop.

Oia is in the distance.

Oia is in the distance.

Destination Oia.

Destination Oia.

Up and over.

Up and over.

We never miss an opportunity to pet puppers.

We never miss an opportunity to pet puppers.

Somehow I can't find the words for this.

Somehow I can't find the words for this.

So close.

So close.

Approaching Oia.

Approaching Oia.

The view that dreams are made of.

The view that dreams are made of.

Looking back toward Fira.

Looking back toward Fira.

Ammoudi Bay.

Ammoudi Bay.

After our bus ride back to Fira - well deserved.

After our bus ride back to Fira - well deserved.

VIETNAM NATIONAL DAY: A PHOTO ESSAY

VIETNAM NATIONAL DAY: A PHOTO ESSAY

BEAT THE CROWDS IN SANTORINI

BEAT THE CROWDS IN SANTORINI