Taking the direction to the north part of Fira, on the way to Imerovigli, a 10- minute short walk leads us to the first traditional houses of Firostefani, which is also described as the "Crown of Fira”, due to its elevation from the capital, spreading right at the edge of the cliff-side.
While it used to be a small village separated from Fira, nowadays, the capital’s houses are so widespread that the two areas have merged. Its characteristic arch at the borders of the village, right after the Catholic neighbourhood, indicates the former entrance to Firostefani.
The area is rather picturesque, with narrow cobblestone path and a unique view to the volcano, while the traditionally built whitewashed houses mingle with the deluxe villas for rent and the luxurious hotels. An old windmill has been converted into a hotels, coffee shop and restaurant.
You will notice the impressive white church of Aghios Gerassimos glowing under the sunlight (1807) while if you walk further up, between the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli, you will find the nunnery of Aghios Nikolaos, which was built in 1651 and is dedicated to Aghios Panteleimon, Aghios Nikolaos and Zoodochos Pigi.