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Santorini Villages

Karterados Santorini

Karterados is a beautiful, peaceful village in the heart of Santorini, surrounded by vineyards and lush nature. Having 136 meters altitude, Karderados offers a breathtaking view to the deep blue sea of Santorini's eastern shore.

The village of Karterados is just a 1,6 km (15 minutes walk) from Fira, 9 km away from Oia Santorini, 8 km away from the port (Athinios) and 3 km away from the Airport of Santorini. This traditional settlement boasts an amazing landscape and unique architecture. What's more, Karterados used to be an important captain village during 19th century, so it is full of stonemade ship owners' mansions and beautiful cave houses.

All the way down from Karterados, there is Exo Gialos beach (or Karterados beach), an impressive volcanic beach with black sand and pebbles. Its crystal clear waters and peaceful atmosphere make it the perfect choice for a relaxing day at the beach, without going too far. The most impressive feature of Exo Gialos beach is its imposing landscape: Stunning rock formations, shaped by the wind and the rain, surround the beach, highlighting the wild natural beauty of this place.

Fira Santorini

Fira is the vibrant capital of Santorini, located on the western side of the island, just 1.6 km away from Emerald Suites. Given that it's situated 220 m above sea level and opposite to Santorini volcano, it's not surprising that Fira offers the most breathtaking caldera views. This is the perfect spot to experience the magical sunset of Santorini. Watching the sky and the sea changing millions of colors, as the sun goes down is the experience that makes Santorini sunset so famous!

Apart from marveling the sunset views, some of the best things to do in Fira Santorini is walking, exploring the village, dining with a breathtaking view, shopping and experiencing Santorini's nightlife. Narrow paved streets, chic restaurants and iconic bars all belong to the cosmopolitan world of Fira. Since Fira is the biggest shopping center of the island, it is the perfect destination for shopping in Santorini. Elegant fashion boutiques and all kinds of shops are designed to redefine your perspective on Greek island shopping.

On a short walking distance from Fira, there are Firostefani village and Imerovigli village, which is the highest point of the caldera. As for sightseeing, there are many interesting places to visit in Fira, such as Megaron Gyzi Cultural Center, which holds many concerts and theatrical performances, two beautiful cathedrals, the Archaeological Museum of Thera and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera.

Fira Sunset

In Santorini, you can watch one of the best sunsets in the world and this is the main reason why the island is so popular worldwide. Watching the sun dipping into to the Aegean sea, while the sky changes millions of colors is a once in a lifetime experience.

Fira, the island's capital, is one of the best places to watch the mesmerizing Santorini sunset. The promenade along the caldera is the best spot to watch the sunset in Fira. If you want to upgrade your sunset experience, you can go to a cocktail bar or restaurant and enjoy this magic hour while dining or sipping on a cocktail.