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Fira Destination Guide

Discover Fira in Greece!

Fira in the region of South Aegean with it's 2,376 habitants is a town located in Greece - some 143 mi (or 230 km) South-East of Athens, the country's capital.

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Local time in Fira is now 06:52 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Athens" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Vourvoulos, Tinos, Tholos, Manolas, Rethymno or Katoikies. When in this area, you might want to check out Vothonas, Fira, Oia, Mesaria, Megalohori and Akrotiri as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.




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Santorini 2011 Fira Hafen

02:02 min ( October 29, 2011 by raedlermedia)
Views: 337 - Rating: 5/5

Am Hafen von Fira auf der Insel Santorini, Griechenland

Santorini Island Crater Joycekeith's pho...

02:38 min ( December 11, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 291 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Joycekeith's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Fira, Greece ...


Fira Santorini Cyclades Greece and su...

02:38 min ( November 17, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW)
Views: 105 - Rating: 0/5

Tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Tour of Fira, Greece created at TripWow by TravelPod (a TripAdvisor company) TripAdvisor TripWow Slideshow of Fira by TravelPod. Cities visited on this trip: - Fira, Santorin...

Red Beach - Fira Santorini Cyclades G...

01:20 min ( November 22, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWa)
Views: 100 - Rating: 0/5

Tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor company) Red Beach Fira Read more at: www.travelpod.com Travel blogs from Red Beach: - "... We spent one afternoon ...


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Interesting facts about this location

Minoan eruption

The Minoan eruption of Thera, also referred to as the Thera eruption or Santorini eruption, was a major catastrophic volcanic eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6 or 7 and a Dense-rock equivalent (DRE) of 60 km, which is estimated to have occurred in the mid second millennium BCE. The eruption was one of the largest volcanic events on Earth in recorded history.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.42, 25.43 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Thera, Ancient volcanic events, Minoan geography, VEI-6 volcanoes, VEI-7 volcanoes, Volcanic events, Volcanoes of Greece

Fira

Firá is the modern capital of the Greek Aegean island, Santorini. A traditional settlement, "Firá" derives its name from an alternative pronunciation of "Thíra", the ancient name of the island itself. Fira is a city of white-washed houses built on the edge of the 400 m high caldera on the western edge of the semi-circular island of Thera.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.42, 25.43 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Thira (regional unit), Santorini

Nea Kameni

Nea Kameni is a small uninhabited Greek island of volcanic origin located in the Aegean Sea within the flooded Santorini caldera. Nea Kameni and the neighbouring small island Palea Kameni (the new and old burnt islands) have formed over the past two millennia by repeated eruptions of dacite lava and ash. Major eruptions over the past 300 years took place in 1707–1712, 1866–1870, 1925–1928, and 1939-1941. The last small eruption happened in 1950 and involved lava dome extrusion.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 36.42, 25.43 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:New islands, Santorini, Uninhabited islands of Greece, Volcanoes of Greece, Volcanoes of the Aegean

Santorini (Thira) National Airport

Santorini (Thira) National Airport is an airport in Santorini/Thira, Greece, located north of the village of Kamari. The airport serves both as a military and as a civil airport. With its relatively small apron, the airport is only able to serve up to 6 civilian planes at the same time. The tower (freq. 118.05) also serves as approach / departure, up to FL170. Santorini is one of the few Cyclades Islands with a major airport. It is about 6 km southeast of downtown Thira.

More reading: Santorini (Thira) National Airport homepage
Located at 36.42, 25.43 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Greece, Buildings and structures in the South Aegean, Santorini

Akrotiri (Santorini)

See also Akrotiri (disambiguation). Akrotiri is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1500 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine Frescoes and many objects and artworks. The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis. The site has been excavated since 1967.

More reading: Akrotiri (Santorini) homepage
Located at 36.42, 25.43 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Thera, Archaeological sites on the Aegean Islands, Former populated places in Greece, Minoan sites in Greece, Populated places in Ancient Greece, Santorini