If you follow the lower road of Fira that goes southward it will lead you to Karterados village in 2km. Park your car and get ready for a short tour of the traditional village starting from the “steps of Galaios”, as the locals call them, which are on your left as the road bends. You will be surprised by what you will encounter. Traditional old buildings mined inside the volcanic rock, captain houses and picturesque cobbled streets that you can hardly make out from the main road as they have been constructed along the stream bed. It’s worth visiting the church of the Assumption during its festival that takes place forty days after Easter.
If you are on the island on August 15th, join the Festival of the church Panagia Kokkini (Saint Mary of the Red), which was given this name because it is said to have been built with red wine instead of water.