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Its name means "crown of Fira" and is due to its altitude in relation to the rest of Fira. It is characterized by traditional houses, narrow alleys and views of the volcano.

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The village of Firostefani is located on the north side of Santorini, on a location between the two famous villages of Fira and Imerovigli. Officially, this location is perceived as a separate village however, the truth is different. In reality, this location is the extension of the capital village, the infamous Fira of Santorini. Due to the fact that Firostefani is situated on the highest point of Fira, this settlement’s name can be translated as the Crown of Fira. In Greek language, Stefani means crown, therefore it is the Crown of Fira. The village is one of the most stunning locations on the Island and this is the reason explaining its increased popularity from both, locals and visitors. It offers breath taking panoramic views over the Island and over the caldera. Visitors are able to find a great variety of accommodation options, fine restaurants, bars and many other options for leisure and relaxation. Even high ends standards and needs can be met in Firostefani, as the Island is a famous and ideal destination for the world’s celebrities.

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Female Monastery of Saint Nickolas
The original temple of St. Nicholas was built in Kasteli of Skaros and belonged to the family of Gyzi. In 1651, the date of the Saint’s celebration, they decided to transform the temple into a female monastery. In 1674 it became a Patriarchal-Stavropegic. The nuns were settled in the building and the monastery was running until 1815. After the last inhabitants deserted Skaros, the nuns left the monastery. The new monastery was founded in 1816 in the location where you can find it today, between Imerovigli and Firostefani. The 32 cells that were preserved in the latest years are structured in a Π shape. There are festivals organised for the religious celebration of St. Nicholas, Agiou Panteleimonos, the Holy Spring and Agioy Thaleleo, the outer chapel of which was destroyed by the earthquakes of 1956.
Food & Drinks
The local restaurants and taverns offer a wide range of typical dishes, so don’t miss the chance to try them. Greek cuisine is based on the healty Mediterranean one, but more enriched.
Area :
11,88 km²
258 m
Population :
15.250 (2011)
Antonios Sigalas
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  • Carrol Pietrowicz

    21 Φεβρουαρίου 2022 at 03:45

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