Oia , is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini.
Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 km away from Fira.It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafés, and other shops. Oia has several cultural attractions like the Maritime Museum which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area, and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress.Many artists fell in love with the area and settled there. For that reason, the village of Oia has many art galleries.
The village is situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia.The most popular spot to watch sunset is by the Kastro walls.
Oia also has a small port, Ammoudi, which can be reached by a set of 300 steps leading down. There, small boats can take you opposite, to the island of Thirassia. The beach of Armenis is also located there. Taverns in Oia offer visitors tasty meals of fresh fish
The village was , devastated by the 1956 earthquake and has never fully recovered, but it is dramatic, stricking and quieter than tourist-frenzied Fira, although it's streets are also filled with expensive jewellery boutiques. The central square, Nikolaou Nomikou, skirts the caldera.
Oia, is beautiful, exquisite small town and an ideal place for those seeking peace and quiet. Houses, paths, churches built up skillfully on the northern part of the island. All the forementioned exists in combination with the best golden sunset in the world.
The village of Oia, situated at the northern tip of the island of Santorini is world renowned, not only for its characteristic, amphitheatric architecture and its breathtaking view of the volcano, but also for its unique "atmosphere" which unites the beauty of the Aegean archipelago, the joy of life in every step, the sun that falls on the steep, imposing rocks, the serene moments at the terraces of the houses...
"Oia's Sunset" is a small neighborhood at the center of Oia, which combines the quietness, the beauty and the traditional architecture of the Cycladic islands with true hospitality and top quality services.
The blue iron gate and the white steps lead to a luminous yard with chaise-longues, white umbrellas and a big swimming pool, an ideal place for relaxing any time during the day (or the night)...