Fira – Cable Car

The easier alternative to either walking or riding a donkey/mule up and down the 587 steps from Fira to the old port is to take the cable car instead.

Two sets of six connected cable cars have been operating since the early 1980’s, transporting tourists and locals alike up the 738 feet of caldera cliff face in approximately two minutes. In a neat philanthropic solution the owners of the donkeys/mules are actually shareholders in the cable car business ensuring that they don’t suffer any loss of income as a result of the competition.

Cable Car, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

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