Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santorini

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To see the best of what Santorini has to offer relatively quickly, tackle Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Hundreds of people hike the 9 km (5.5 mi) long trail every day, stopping along the way to discover the island's picturesque beaches, small villages, and ancient churches. The scenic trail covers a variety of terrains, including some rocky and steep pathways for which you should bring a pair of comfortable hiking shoes. The best time to start the hike is just after sunrise or late in the afternoon, during the coolest parts of the day. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, and bring lots of drinking water and a light snack. Put Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail into our Imerovigli trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Imerovigli.
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  • My daughter 20's and me (60's) had this on our must to do list and so glad we did. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Greece. We started out at 10AM which I guess is late for some. Wear...  more »
  • I had been here 48 years ago, before there was electricity on the Greek islands, before the construction of the funicular, before the inundation of cruise ships and crowds. Was horrified to see that....  more »
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  • Great hike with amazing views. Go from Thira to Oia and Early (like 8 am) or earlier to beat the heat. Takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Bus it back for €1.80. June 2019
  • Amazing views of the Caldera while walking. When on Santorini, and you're physically ok, you have to make this hike. I took a bus from Oia to Fira and hiked the 11 km back in about 4 hours. The last hill, you can use a donkey if you want. Do take some refreshments and a hat. I did the complete hike on sneakers. Amazing views of the Caldera. The last chapel on the road is also an amazing spot to watch the sunrise without being surrounded by a crowd (tip from a local).
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