The cable car of Fira (Thira)
If you do not like to walk or you do not dare to take the XNUMX/XNUMX cup salted butter, for 6 euros there is a cable car that goes up or down from Fira to the port. It is much more comfortable and somewhat cheaper, and in four minutes you do the whole trip.
Note: the cable car price is updated as of May of the 2017.
For what they say, and not to end the historical tradition of donkeys, part of the revenues of the cable car are destined to the owners of the donkeys.
That's right, os we strongly recommend, that you walk down from Fira to the port (580 steps), since the views along the entire road are spectacular.
The cable car in the port of Fira, is located at the end of the port, it is very easy to see given how small the fishing port of Fira. As for looking for the cable car within the town of Fira, is located in the upper part of the city, very close to the promenade whose views overlook the caldera. In any case, there are signs indicating where the 580 descent is located as well as the location of the cable car (cable bar).
The cable car schedule is from 07: 00 to 22: 00 (in winter until 21: 00)