Fira, the capital of Santorini, is set atop rugged volcanic cliffs above the Aegean Sea. You can reach the town by aerial cableway, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, by taking a ‘donkey taxi cab'. Once you're there, you get to browse traditional markets set along narrow cobbled streets, check out the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, or grab an authentic moussaka in a family-owned café.

Fira is also a starting point for off-the-beaten-track adventures, as buses run to just about every corner of the island. Just a 10-minute drive away is the Santos Winery, where you can sample Santorinian tipples while enjoying stunning caldera views.

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    Fira, sometimes spelt 'Thira,' is the capital of the Greek island of Santorini. If you’ve seen photos of Santorini in the past, with its whitewashed rectangular buildings overlooking the contrasting, rich blue hues of the Mediterranean – well, then, this is where you can find that same enchanting scenery. Fira is not only beautiful and filled with cultural landmarks, as it’s...

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