This small picturesque village is located at the center of the island Fira, very close to Messaria village. Vothonas is built in a steep gorge and it catches the eye for its unique, special architecture. The majority of the dwellings are cave houses the villagers built by carving the volcanic rocks. Along with the natural beauty, they form a settlement you can enjoy by wandering through the charming, narrow alleys. A sense of serenity and privacy pervades the whole village and you can become a part of it by staying in one of the welcoming hotels and guest houses.There are several churches and chapels in Vothonas that are worth visiting for their distinct architecture and location.
At the most beautiful entrance of the village you will find the church of Agios Roussos, built of pumice stones on a rock. Also known church is that of Agia Anna, the oldest church of the village (built in 1827), which owns a beautiful pebbly yard. Just outside the village lies the exceptional church of Panagia Sergena that is carved in a big volcanic rock and used to be a shelter in the past.
Vothonas is unique because of the location they choose to built it. Inside a gorge, where sefety and peace, rule. With cave houses spread through the rock, creating a visual maze of interest end charm.
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