Fira

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Where is: Fira is the administrative center of the island and is 8 km from Santorini port and 5 km from the airport.

Profile: Fira is the capital and the commercial center of Santorini. Built on the caldera's rim with beautiful views of the volcano and the sea. Here you will find all services, banks and the central post office plus the most suggestions for eating, drinking and shopping that you will find on the island.

Attractions: Fira have many attractions, including the Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Prehistoric Thira, the Belonio Foundation, the Catholic monastery, the new museum Santozeum and Megaron Gkyzi that cover all the history of Santorini. (LINK GIA TA MOUSEIA STO THINGS TO DO)

Food: Fira have many restaurants covering a range of appetites The options are many and for all tastes. From gourmet restuarants (Koukoumavlos) to 24hr snack points, Fira have it all. The restaurant “Argo” in the caldera of Fira has a beautiful atmosphere and exquisite flavors, while you will find taverns (like Naoussa) and “Nicolas” tavern, where you can enjoy authentic Santorini flavors.

Coffee: You can choose to have your coffee with caldera view (Enigma Café, Classico), in the many street cafes of Fira (Croissanto, Theoni’s), in beautiful and relaxing gardens (Pelican, Aegli) or in traditional cafes with view (To Kafenio, Irini’s).

Shopping: The heart of shopping in Santorini beats in Fira. For clothes and accessoreis head to Athen's Lab, Ammos, Spicy, Milo, Drakar, Ash. For jewels try  Petra, jewelry Poniros, Greco Gold, Nick the Greek. Lots of souvenir and gift shops plus galleries (Phenomenon) are everywhere in Fira.

Night Life: Santorini night finds its expression in the streets of Fira. Koo Club, Enigma and Tango are the big clubs of the island, while guest djs come often in Casablanca. For drinking and loud music also visit Kira Thira (jazz rythms), 2Brothers and Highlander.

More Fira: Visit Kontochori and the Folklore Museum of Manolis Lignos  to see up and close an authentic canava transformed into a museum narrating the folk history of Santorini.

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