Santorini 1 - Fira
Nothing will quite prepare you for the first sight of Santorini, Cyclades Islands, as you sail into the giant
 caldera lake, left by the cataclysmic volcanic eruption way back in the Minoan period. As you sail to the
 port of Athinios you will see, 
clustered on top of the chocolate coloured lava cliffs, the stunning towns of
Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani and the main town of Fira. This island has everything - glitzy shops,
 tavernas and restaurants, night spots, museums and, of course, fantastic views. On this page you can see
how much I enjoy photographing the lovely town of  Fira, its extended cliff-top villages, and the cruise
 boat port of Fira Skala with its donkey trail down the lava cliffs.

0400 The volcanic cliffs, near Oia, Santorini P1030730.JPG

0401 Cliff-top towns, Santorini P1060576.JPG

0402 Cliff-top Imerovigli, Santorini P1060585.JPG

0403 Cliff-top Firostefani, Santorini P1060584.JPG

0404 Fira, and port of Fira Skala, Santorini  P1030745.JPG

0405 Fira, and port of Fira Skala, Santorini P1030747.JPG

0406 Cliff-top Fira, Santorini P1060589.JPG

0407 View of Fira, Santorini P1060857.JPG

0408 View of Fira, Santorini P1030873.JPG

0409 View of Fira, Santorini P1030864.JPG

0410 View of Fira, Santorini P1060867.JPG

0411 View of Fira, Santorini P1030872.JPG

0412 View of Fira, Santorini P1060872.JPG

0413 View of Fira, Santorini P1030868.JPG

0414 View of Fira, Santorini P1060656.JPG

0415 View of Fira, Santorini P1060646.JPG

0416 Fira, Santorini dsc01924.jpg

0417 View of Fira, Santorini P1060671.JPG

0418 Cliff-top taverna, Fira, Santorini P1060662.JPG

0419 Cliff-top taverna at sunset, Fira, Santorini P1060874.JPG

0420 Cliff-top taverna at sunset, Fira, Santorini  P1060876.JPG

0421 Shopping street, Fira, Santorini P1060660.JPG

0422 Shopping street, Fira, Santorini P1060881.JPG

0423 Two bell towers, Fira, Santorini P1060861.JPG

0424 Looking down to port of Fira Skala, Santorini   P1030771.JPG

0425 Looking down to port of Fira Skala, Santorini  P1060859.JPG

0426 Looking to the top of the steps down to Fira Skala, Santorini P1030869.JPG

0427 Top of the steps to Fira Skala, Santorini  P1030778.JPG

0428 Mounting station for descent to Fira Skala, Santorini P1030791.JPG

0429 Mounting station for descent to Fira Skala, Santorini  P1070058.JPG

0430 Mounting station for descent to Fira Skala, Santorini  P1030792.JPG

0431 Descending the steps to Fira Skala, Santorini  P1070056.JPG

0432 Descending the steps to Fira Skala, Santorini  P1060641.JPG

0433 Need a ride - Fira, Santorini P1070057.JPG

0434 Overlooking the steps to Fira Skala, Santorini  P1060659.JPG

0435 Alternative route to Fira Skala - Cable Car, Fira, Santorini P1070050.JPG

0436 Marina, Fira Skala, Santorini dsc01939.jpg

0437 Taverna, Fira Skala, Santorini dsc01941.jpg

0438 Cave houses off Fira Skala, Santorini P1060910.JPG

0439 Cruise boat off Fira Skala, Santorini P1030787.JPG

0440 Cruise boat off Fira Skala, Santorini P1060889.JPG

0441 Cruise boats off Fira Skala, Santorini P1030894.JPG

0442 Looking back to Fira and Fira Skala from Firostefani, Santorini P1060639.JPG

0443 Looking back to Fira from Firostefani, Santorini P1060633.JPG

0444 Looking towards Nea Kameni from Firostefani, Santorini P1030897.JPG

0445 View from Firostefani, Santorini P1060890.JPG

0446 Looking towards Firostefani, Santorini  P1060666.JPG

0447 Firostefani, Santorini P1030752.JPG

0448 Firostefani, Santorini P1060891.JPG

0449 Firostefani, Santorini P1030881.JPG

0450 Firostefani, Santorini P1060599.JPG

0451 Firostefani, Santorini dsc02006.jpg

0452 Restaurant, Firostefani, Santorini P1060613.JPG

0453 Mezedes, Firostefani, Santorini P1070036.JPG

0454 Nomikou pathway, looking to Firostefani, Santorini  P1030863.JPG

0455 Nomikou pathway, towards Fira, Santorini  P1060853.JPG

0456 Along Nomikou pathway, Firostefani, Santorini  P1030759.JPG

0457  Oar Inscription, Firostefani, Santorini  P1030760.JPG

0458 Chimney, Firostefani, Santorini P1030768.JPG

0459 Swimming pool mosaic, Firostefani, Santorini P1030890.JPG

0460 Bougainvillea, Firostefani, Santorini P1070008.JPG

0461 Sunset, from Firostefani, Santorini P1060793.JPG

0462 Sunset towards Thirassia, Firostefani, Santorini P1030882.JPG

0463 Sunset, Firostefani, Santorini P1060611.JPG

0464 Sunset, Firostefani, Santorini P1060605.JPG

0465 Fira, dusk, Santorini dsc02067.jpg

0466 Night, Fira, Santorini P1060887.JPG

0467 Night, Fira, Santorini P1060620.JPG

0468 Night, Cruise ship off Fira Skala, Santorini P1060626.JPG

0469 Port of Athinios, Santorini P1060900.JPG

0470 Port of Athinios, Santorini P1060908.JPG

0471 Port of Athinios, Santorini P1060909.JPG

0472 Bus station, Fira, Santorini P1070002.JPG

0473 Bus station, port of Athinios, Santorini P1070071.JPG

0474 Port of Athinios, Santorini P1070067.JPG

0475 Port of Athinios, Santorini P1070070.JPG

0476 Port of Athinios, Santorini P1070079.JPG

0477 Hot day, from port of Athinios, Santorini DSC07597.JPG

0478 Departure from Santorini P1060816.JPG

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