Skala Thíra or Skala Fira is the main harbor and where the cruise ships call. It is not really a harbor but a quay. There is a lot swell into the bay. The shelter is not great as it is too deep here to anchor so, yachts tie to one of two buys and go stern-to.
The problem here is that when a boat wants to depart, the boats on the outside have to untie. Under these conditions it is hard to leave your boat unattended and go sightseeing. It may be preferable to use another anchorage.
Going up to the town one can either take the cable car or the more mules. Local legend has it that the souls of "bad people," when they die, become these mules that ferry the tourist up the windy path.
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Edition: June 2009
On this map of Santorini , the boundaries of NATURA 2000 areas are indicated , so that you will know which parts of the island are of special environmental interest and beauty – thus you can enjoy traveling through them, but also take care to protect them.
The diving center is situated on the island of Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece and maybe in the world. We offer diving courses from various internationally recognized diving organizations SSI and PADI as well as professionally organized boat dive trips suitable for all level of certified divers.