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.