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Santorini Villages: Information about the many villages of Santorini Greece

Santorini Greece is known for the amazing beauty of its villages.
The most famous villages of the island of Santorini Greece are Oia, Fira and Imerovigli. Those traditional villages are perched at the edge of impressive cliffs and offer incredible views over the volcano, the sea, the sunset and the island of Thirassia. The island of Crete can be seen from there when the visibilty permits it.
There are also traditional villages situated in the mainland.

Fira

Location: 10 km from the main port, Athinaios
Description: The capital of the island, Fira, has 1,600 inhabitants and is located on the west part of the island.
Fira is perched on the edge of a 260 meter cliff and offers a fantastic panorama on the volcano.
Nearest beach: Gialos

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Fira Santorini

Oia

Location: 11 km north from Fira, the capital
Description: It is obviously the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini, as it calmly hangs from the cliffs.
Oia offers you a different angle of view on the volcano (Palia & Nea Kameni) and on the small island of Thirasia.
Nearest beach: Cape Columbus

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Oia Santorini

Imerovigli

Location: 2 km north from Fira, the capital
Description: This village is situated at the north at 2 km from Fira on the lip of a higher cliff. Its name comes from the word "vigla" which means day. The position of the village permitted to have a great panoramic view.
Nearest beach: Paradise Beach

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Imerovigli

Firostefani

Location: 2 km north from the capital, Fira
Description: Firostefani is the continuation of the island's capital, Fira. It is one of those traditional villages perched on the cliffs.
Nearest beach: Paradise Beach

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Firostefani

Perissa

Location: 8 km south east of Fira, the island's capital
Description: Perissa is a beach resort situated 15 km southeast of Fira. It is a very tourist-crowded village and has an impressively long black sandy beach. It's most noticeable feature is the Mesa Vouno, an enormous rock rising from the sea.
Nearest beach: Kamari

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Villages in Santorini: Perissa village

Megalochori

Location: West side of the island, near the port
Description: It is a beautiful and traditional settlement situated in the mainland, just a few Km away from the capital, Fira.
Nearest beach: Vlychada Beach

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Megalochori

Akrotiri
Location: 8 km south from Fira, the capital
Description: You will find Akrotiri next to the famous Red beach. It is the most important archaeological site of Santorini, with some amazing two and three-storey buildings and prehistoric findings dating back to 3600 BC.
Nearest beach: Red Beach
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Akrotiri

Pyrgos
Location: 8 km south east of Fira, the island's capital
Description: Pyrgos is a mountainous village. It has being built on a hill which offers a full 360 panoramic view of the island.
It is situated 7.5 km south-east of Fira. It has a population of 500 inhabitants.
Nearest beach: Gialos
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Pyrgos

Messaria
Location: 4 km south east of Fira, the island's capital
Description: Messaria is a small traditional village situated four km southeast of Fira. The houses are built in the traditional style of the Cycladic islands.
Nearest beach: Vlychada
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Messaria

Mesa & Exo Gonia
Location: 8 km south east of Fira, the island's capital
Description: Traditional farming villages with installations for the production and storage of wine.
Once at Mesa Gonia, you can visit the church of Episkopi.
Nearest beach: Kamari
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Mesa & Exo Gonia

Finikia
Location: Settlement next to Oia
Description: It is a chaming settlement located just next to the famous village of Oia in Santorini.
The village is very small and a few hotels are available.
Nearest beach: Cape Columbus
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Finikia

Emporio
Location: South part of the island of Santorini
Description: Approaching Emporio from the west, one is greeted by the fantastic site of a whole string of old windmills on the hillside.
Nearest beach: Perissa Beach
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Emporio

Karderados
Location: Couple of km south from Fira
Description: The main street contains a number of eateries and shops. The village is geared up for the tourist industry and there are many hotels here.
Nearest beach: Exo Gialos
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Karderados


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