Not having heard of or seen Oia before is a rarity; the most beautiful village of Santorini, one of the most photographed locations around the world and home of the dreamiest sunsets, Oia is a place where the sea, the sun and the magnificent powers of earth join in a radiantly mesmerizing spectacle. Precariously perched on the cliffs of the volcanic caldera, this village is an architectural gem of traditional cave houses carved in stone and seafaring captains’ mansions, of medieval towers and narrow alleys doused in light and the eternal contrast of white versus the blue sky. Oia is a destination you will instantly fall in love with, a place devoted to beauty and where time seems to stand still. Whether at sunset time or throughout the day and night, Oia is a place that will stay in your dreams forever.
There are so many things to explore in Oia; start from the ruins of the “Goulas”, the medieval tower of the “kasteli” of Oia, an attraction particularly popular at sunset time for its amazing scenery and panoramic views. Another picture-perfect scenery is found by the iconic blue domes, a spot you will instantly recognize from countless postcards and photographs they have starred in! After you have explored the sun-kissed alleys of Oia follow the steps leading towards Ammoudi, the old port of Oia, for a refreshing dive in the crystalline rocky waters and a gorgeous dining spot with traditional tavernas serving fresh fish and seafood.
Wandering around Oia, you will be amazed by the multitude of dining and lounging, as well as shopping venues; restaurants praising local Santorinian alongside international cuisine, renowned brands and so much more. Enchanting terraces facing the sea, the volcano and the sunset invite you to grab a cocktail or enjoy a scrumptious meal while waiting for the sun to set, and to enjoy the authentic tastes of Oia and Santorini. This enchanting village has so many surprises in store for you; uncover them all and be ready to fall irrevocably in love!