Firá, the capitol of Santorini sits on top of, and hangs precariously at the edge of, steep cliffs, 300 m (984 ft) above the level of the sea. “Firá”, is actually a different pronunciation of “Thíra”, the ancient name of the island itself.

in this view you can see both ways of getting up and down to the dock. The string of cable cars on the way down can be seen passing the other string on the way up. If you feel fit enough, you can use the zig-zag path from bottom to top. You can walk or you can ride one of the ponies which carry tourists up and down the cliff path from the dock at the base of the cliff.

To give you an idea of scale, there are 12 cable cars, 6 going up and 6 going down. Each car hold 6 passengers.

Santorini is a collection of small Islands which are the southern most islands of the Cycladic Group in the Aegean Sea.


Related shots can be found at Santorini or Greece or Eastern Meditteranean.

More Santorini shots can be viewed by selecting the thumbnails below


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  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 6 years ago

    Greta shot Tom, Does look a long way down..

  • It certainly is, each cable car holds 6 people, and the angle of descent is very steep. My wife was not at all happy on the way down …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 6 years ago

    looks warm and dry,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,can hear the rain hopping of the window here,,,lol

  • Smile
    Smileabout 6 years ago

    This is stunning Tom!!! The colours are great!

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 6 years ago

    Really a fasinating view.. Great detail and colors. I don’t think I would want to be living that close to the cliff’s edge….

  • Mayina
    Mayinaabout 6 years ago

    Great image, one would need to be sober!

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    Great shot,it does’nt look very stable,but l suppose it has been there for alot of years and has’nt fallen yet!! great colours too

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    incredible view!!

  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisabout 6 years ago

    Superb capture, well done!

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    How spectacular! Wow!

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschabout 6 years ago


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