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Travel Guide of Oia in Greece by Influencers

Oia or Ia is a small village and former community in the South Aegean on the islands of Thira and Therasia, in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it has been part of the municipality of Santorini, of which it is a municipal unit.

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What you will see and do in Oia:

  🏖️ Shore     🏘️ Town     🏖️ Coast     🏰 Historic site     🏰 Church     🏖️ Ocean  

Travel Tips for visiting Oia

This picture-postcard village is the epitome of the Cyclades!

Built on the side of a cliff, Oia dazzles with its spectacular view of the Caldera of Santorini,

Especially at sunset, one of the most beautiful on the island. The small whitewashed houses with their blue domes huddled together, have lost none of their charms despite the influx of tourists in summer. Lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets lined with cafes and galleries before heading down to the small harbor at Amoudi beach, from where daily excursions to the island of Thirrassia depart.

Oia is the most known village on the island of Santorini

It is known all over the world for its quiet life and its fantastic sunset. Oia is undoubtedly the most beautiful and picturesque village on the island.
The village is located on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view of the volcanoes of Palia and Nea Kameni, the island of Thirassia, and the whole caldera.

Oia is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue-domed churches, and sunny terraces.

In the streets, you will find many tourist stores, taverns, cafes, and restaurants.
Oia offers several cultural attractions such as the maritime museum which houses a small library, artifacts from the region's maritime life, and the remains of a Venetian fortress.

  • Many artists came here for inspiration and new ideas
  • Couples from all over the world come to Oia just to see its mythical sunset.

Many of Oia's vantage points offer a splendid, unobstructed view of the bay where the sun is reflected on the sea as it sets. Without a doubt, Oia is one of the most romantic places in the world. So don't hesitate to go to Oia to witness a sunset

The must-sees in Oia

  • The Caldera
Santorini is famous for this bay dug by an ancient volcanic eruption, which has forever changed the architecture of the island. 
Oia will offer you beautiful views of the bay, which is nestled on top of the cliffs that form the outline of the Caldera. 

  • The sunset
Seeing a sunset is probably one of the biggest attractions of Oia. The island is known for offering sumptuous ones, and Oia's light is given an exceptional shade.
It is possible to witness one of these natural spectacles in different parts of the village since it offers many spots. The old castle located above the churches of Agios Spyridonas and Anastasios is known to be one of the best viewpoints.

  • The churches
The city is composed of a multitude of small churches scattered in unsuspected places. 
The churches of Agios Spyridonas and Anastasesos are unmissable because of their blue domes that line up due to their proximity.

  • The Naval Maritime Museum
This small local museum, one of the few in town, is located off the main street of Oia. Dedicated to Greek naval history, it will allow you to immerse yourself in the history of Greek navigation. You will find beautiful handmade ship models and a beautiful collection of paintings. 

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Oia

Is Oia the most beautiful village off the island of Santorini?

Often described as the most beautiful village on Santorini, Oia offers a superb view of the caldera. In fact, its traditional houses themselves form a splendid landscape, punctuated by blue domes and pristine bell towers. Staying in Oia allows you to enjoy these assets outside of peak hours.

Discover the village of Oia, the Greek jewel. Located in the north of Santorini, Oia is a village that is undoubtedly among the most recognizable places in Greece. 

The white houses have blue domed roofs and they are emblematic of the island and indeed of the whole country.

Here is our list of the best spots to enjoy the sunset in Oia :

  • Near the windmills, above the bay of Amoudi.
  • The Kastro Walls, the ruins of the Byzantine castle, are near the stairs that go down to Amoudi.
  • One of the many sunset bars, especially the Sunset Sangria Bar with its panoramic terrace.

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