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Fira

Fira

Fira is the cultural and commercial center of Santorini, with an ample assortment of galleries, shops and restaurants. The most iconic museums of the island, such as the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, are located in the city, displaying stunning and well-preserved artifacts that date back to Ancient Greece. Fira is also the heart of Santorini's network of buses, that connects the capital with Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri and many other important sights of the island.
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Venetian Castles

Venetian Castles

Venetian rule in Santorini extended from 1207 to 1580 and the last vestiges of this historical period live in the castles that dot the entire island. Five fortresses can be found in Santorini in Oia, Pyrgos, Emporio, Akrotiri and Skaros, which have been partly demolished by the earthquakes that shook the island in the 15th and 16th century. Skaros is probably the most important and well-preserved among the five castles, built on the peak of the namesake rock to protect the village from pirate attacks. The ruins of the once magnificent fortress can be reached on foot from Agios Georgios church in Imerovigli, connected to Skaros by a 0,5km walking trial and a long stairway.
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