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.
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