Santorini: On your way from Imerovigli to Fira, the most Instagrammable Spots for Photos

    Santorini is a majestic island full of secret attractions to film and photograph. This uniquely beautiful island is part of the Cyclades complex and offers you many opportunities to wander and discover the photo stops that will allow you to create unique family memories.

    Although Oia may be one of the main photo attractions, Fira, Imerovigli, and Firostefani are also located in an amazing part of the caldera, which offers exceptional views. Since small details make all the difference, take some time to check out the best Instagrammable attractions on your way from Imerovogli to Fira.

    Without further ado, let’s get started!

    8 Most Iconic Spots for Photos – Imerovigli to Fira

    First things first: it’s good to know that this iconic walk takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes. If you include the time for taking pictures, the walk takes about 1.5 hours. Below you will find the map with all the stops we recommend. Enjoy the endless views of the caldera and take the best photos of your life!

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    Imerovigli – The Iconic Village

    Imerovigli has well-maintained walking trails that connect different parts of the village. These paths often offer unique vantage points and perspectives to capture the beauty of the village.

    Resurrection of the Lord Church: This church is one of the most iconic churches on the island. The blue dome with the bell tower and the small island Palia Kameni in the depth will amaze you.

    Agios Georgios Chappel: If you go deeper, you will come across this chapel with the beautiful traditional architecture that surrounds it. The setting and the landscape are impressive.

    Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel: Near the Venetian castle of Skaros there is a charming chapel. This chapel is actually a popular photo motif. The white cupola and the blue dome create a unique backdrop for your family photos.
    Skaros Rock: Get ready to be amazed by the breathtaking panoramic view of the caldera and the surrounding sea. Please note that you can reach the top of the rock only by climbing, because at a certain point the path becomes a rock that you can reach it by wearing sneakers. Of course, you can also take a great photo from a distance.

    Firostefani – The Cosmopolitan side of Santorini

    Santorini church (Firostefani) - canva

    On your way from Imerovigli to Fira you will pass the village of Firostefani. This is the extension of the northern part of Fira. It’s a small, charming village with many restaurants and cafes and an exceptional view of the caldera, perfect for a few photos along the way. Here you will also find a number of traditional churches with blue domes, as well as traditional buildings and viewpoints, perfect for capturing the essence of Santorini.

    Fira – The Majestic Capital

    Panoramic View of the Town of Fira in Santorini - Canva

    Fira is the capital of the island that will amaze you. The lively and beautiful main street is Mavromichali Street. In this cobblestone street you will find everything you need, from snack bars to souvenir and jewelry stores. The display can add a touch of elegance to your photos.

    In Fira along the caldera you will find a few historic windmills. These are now part of hotels and stores, but you can still see this symbol of the old days, reminding you of an older, less busy side of the island. There are about 70 such historic windmills on Santorini.

    Three Bells of Fira: This is one of the most photographed places on Santorini. The sea and the caldera in the background creates the perfect scenery for photos. The Three Bells of Fira are part of the Agios Theodoros Church. Also, the wall behind this church offers a few additional family photos.

    Church of St. John the Theologian: Be enchanted by the unique architecture of this impressive church. Here you will take some of the best photos with the town of Fira in the background. This is not a blue domed church, but the red and white faded colors show another side of this island.

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    Saint Minas Holy Orthodox Church: Another completely white pattern distinguishes this church from the others. You can visit this hidden treasure in the small and narrow alley, quiet and peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle.

    Candlemas Holy Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of Thira: Finally, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Fira is the best way to end the family photo shoot. Elegant, large and located in the center of the Town of Fira, it is definitely worth a shot.

    Final Thoughts

    The walk between Imerovigli and Fira is a magnificent path along the caldera rim and cliffs, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the picturesque villages along the way. These spots might be the best in the route, still while you enjoying the walk you will definitely find more places to photoshoot with your family. 

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