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Fira is the main town on Santorini island and is home to some of the famous white-washed buildings that sit majestic on top of the island’s cliffs. Although Fira doesn’t have the same amount of facilities as other resorts on the island, it is well-connected to other parts of Santorini for a day-trip or two. A visit to the museum and a trip in the cable car are two of the main things to do in Fira.
Budget Holidays to Fira
Budget holidays to Fira are very readily available and the resort can be reached from most regional airports. The resort of Fira is located conveniently around 20-minutes away from Santorini International Airport. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison site for more affordable holidays to the most exciting parts of this island. Direct flights to Santorini tend to be around 4 hours long from most major UK airports.
Fira is at its busiest during the summer period which runs from about mid-spring to mid-autumn. During this time, temperatures reach the high 20s on most days which is ideal for those seeking summer sunshine. Prices tend to be slightly cheaper outside of these months from autumn to spring but not massively as this place is very affordable no matter when you choose to go. However, Fira is focused on its summer influx of visitors so we recommend a trip then when the town and other nearby resorts are at their best.
One of the best things to do in this resort is to visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Here you will find all of the information that you could possibly need about the ancient settlements of the region as well as a wide selection of artifacts from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Other great things to do in Fira include a stroll through the shopping district which also features some bars and clubs, go for a walk to the Old Port or simply perch yourself in a restaurant and watch the stunning sunset over the island.
Fira has a wide range of accommodation options to choose from in its vicinity with anything from cheap hotels to self-catered apartments to luxury hotels and suites. Fira is not a massively touristy place, but it still manages to cater to all budgets and preferences when it comes to places to stay. There is also a good selection of restaurants in Fira, most of which provide incredibly scenic views over the region. Traditional Greek dishes are the speciality here so we recommend that you sample some of those!
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