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Greece Santorini Firostefani Caldera View Church

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From Firostfani, like from many places, you have a stunning view over the caldera of Santorini. The contrast between the white houses, the blue sea, the red rocks and the blue and white sky is amazing every time you see it.

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A: Greece Santorini Firostefani Caldera View

by Markus Kaeppeli, 130 meters away

From Firostfani, like from many places, you have a stunning view over the caldera of Santorini. The c...

Greece Santorini Firostefani Caldera View

B: Firostefani Santorin

by Jürgen Diemer, 140 meters away

Firostefani Santorin

C: Σαντορίνη Santorini island cafe character

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 680 meters away

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D: Thira Harbour, Santorini

by Gabriel Filip, 870 meters away

Thira Harbour, Santorini

E: Greece Santorini Fira Cathedral Ypapanti

by Markus Kaeppeli, 950 meters away

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F: Santorin Imerovigli

by Jürgen Diemer, 1.0 km away

Santorin Imerovigli

G: Imerovigli Santorin

by Jürgen Diemer, 1.2 km away

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H: Greece Santorini Vourvoulos Port Crane

by Markus Kaeppeli, 2.7 km away

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I: Greece Santorini Vourvoulos Beach and Port

by Markus Kaeppeli, 2.8 km away

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J: Nea Kameni Santorini Volcano

by SH, 2.9 km away

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