Fira to Oia Hike
One of the most beautiful hikes in the Mediterranean follows a path carved between the towns of Fira and Oia, running across the cliffs and through the villages of Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli. It’s easily doable for most, spanning about 6.2 miles. Many make this a one-way trek and return by bus as it can be challenging under the hot summer sun. Your reward is a spectacular view of the volcano, the magnificent coastline and the Aegean Sea. A detour that adds an hour or so to the hike leads to Skaros Rock which was originally a fortress that protected the island from pirates in the 15th-century. More breathtaking views can be had from its ancient church and crumbling steps.