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~ Fira ~

~ by katherine & anastasios ~

Fira is the capital of Santorini , Greece , and the most important of all villages . It is located at the west side of the island and 10 km away from the main port , Athinios . Fira has a 1.600 constant inhabitants .
Fira has a constant 1.600 inhabitants . It is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff , at a height of 260 meters and offers a great panoramic view of the submerged volcano .
In 1956 , the island of Santorini was hit by am earthquake that destroyed a large part of the island . In Fira , a part of the town was destroyed , but luckily , some of the 18th century buildings were saved .
The town of Fira is a typical Cycladic village made of charming white houses with blue windows and doors , separated from each other by small paved streets . Many of its beautiful buildings were constructed back in the times of the Venetian invasion , including some blue domed churches and sun-bathed verandas that offer an incredible view of the volcano and the sunset .
In our days , Fira is a busy town . During summer and in its high season , the central streets are crowded and filled with all kind of shops , jewelleries , restaurants , cafe's , bars and night clubs .
Despite all the tourist traffic concentrated in town , many areas are always quiet . One can find places to relax and enjoy a great view of the island and the surrounding area .
For those in search of a knowing better the culture of the island , an archaeological museum , museum hosting many items from excavations done in the ancient Minoan settlement of Akrotiri can be visited in the town of Fira . The town also has many churches and monasteries such as Agios Minas , the cathedral of Hypapandi , the cathedral of Jesus Christ , the monastery of Panagia ton Dominikanidon , Panagia tou Rodariou and the Catholic Cathedral .
There is also the megaron Gyzi museum which has a fascinating collection of photos of Fira before and after the earthquake of 1956 .
Fira also has a port that was , for many years , the...


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