IMEROVIGLI - SKAROS: Two kilometers from Fira is Imerovigli. Its name comes from the period of the pirates: Vigla of the day (day: imera in Greek). The position of the village allows the supervision of the whole area so that the inhabitants of the island will be quickly informed. It is a beautiful village that combines the cosmopolitan life with peaceful life. It is the only village in Santorini that offers both entertainment and serenity.
FINIKIA - PERIVOLOS: In a distance of 9 kilometers from the center of Fira, to the left of the road, is the village of Finikia, which, along with Perivolos and Ia, form the north housing estate of the island which is named Apano Meria. In 10 kilometers, the junction to the left leads to the settlement of Perivolos. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Santorini, which had been developed in the last few years. Then follows the junction to the right towards Finikia, a small settlement famous for the hospitality of its inhabitants, its picturesque villages and the traditional taverns.
IA: Ia is 11 kilometers from Fira in the northwest side of the island and welcomes the visitors with its unique combination of colors and magical landscape. Its peculiar architecture causes the admiration of those who visit it. Two-storey houses dug in lava from the eruptions of the volcano and brightly colored give a special character to the settlement. The central roads in Ia are paved with marble instead of the usual cobbled road we find in the rest of the island. The amazing sunset with view of the volcano and the sea, the graphic shops and the gardens of the houses create a unique result of harmony that charms even the most demanding visitor.
RETURN TO FIRA (Tholos - Baxedes - Panagia of Kalou - Vourvoulos - Kontohori - Fira). The road to return starts from the junction we came across in the 11th kilometer and continues to the east. On the 12th kilometer to the left stands the small settlement Tholos just outside Ia. On the 14th kilometer we come across Baxedes, an area with sand and rocks, which is still undeveloped. On the 17th kilometer we reach Koloumbos, a small hill in Akrotiri. It is an isolated sandy beach below Akrotiri. On the 18th kilometer, the junction to the right leads to the area of Pori and in the big church of Panagia Kalou. This church was built in 1650 when the eruption happened. On the 22nd kilometer there is a junction that its left side leads to the beach of Vourvoulos. We will take the right side of the junction that leads to the village of Vourvoulos. It is a graphic but non-tourist village where its inhabitants are still occupied with agriculture. On the 24th kilometer, the left side of the junction leads to the beach of Kontohori or Pigadia (wells). There are wells but the water is brackish. Then we follow the right side of the junction and after 24 kilometers we reach Kontohori, the east settlement of Fira, built in a basin outside the road axis. That's why it is not easily detectible.