What can we find in Oia?

Oia is Another of the towns located on the edge of the caldera And, seeing it for the first time, it may seem like a Smaller version of Fira. The city is really beautiful and the Mix of buildings is spectacular, though you are not going to find the ugliness and business of the main street of Fira.

The city is surprisingly large and is crossed by a main pedestrian street. There's a Parking on entering the village, which is where you must leave the car and walk into the heart of the city. Inside you can find one many craft shops, cafes, bars and clothing shops.

Sunset in the village of Oia on the island of Santorini
Sunset in the village of Oia on the island of Santorini

Oia has a Great History of artists And so there is a wide variety of small galleries to visit. From the central plaza you can enjoy the Platani Church, one of the city's architectural jewels. Very close to here and after a little hike you can find one with the Armeni Beach.

Walking from the main pedestrian street you can enjoy the View of the Thirasia Island. This place is ideal for enjoying the views of the city with its variety of whites, blues, oranges and roses. You're also going to be able to find an old mill. From this area, The view of The sunset is magnificent. In fact, many tourists make the trip here just to enjoy the Sunset. When in the end, the sun is lost from view on the horizon, a round of applause is usually unleashed in gratitude to the spectacle that has just been witnessed.

Location of Oia (Ia)

What to see in Oia

The Maritime Museum Santorini is located in an elegant mansion where you can find a lot of nautical instruments, shipping documents, watercolors, boat parts and a small library.



The port of Oia on the island of Santorini
The port of Oia on the island of Santorini

Thirassia It is a small island right in front of Oia, often connected to Santorini by tourist boats. It is a secluded place with very few inhabitants where still to this day the nature remains virgin.

The sunset of Santorini from Oia

The Sunset Of Santorini is probably the most famous in the world. It is beautiful view from all over the island, but Oia is definitely the best where you can enjoy this view. Thousands of couples of lovers come to Santorini every year to see the sunset or marry this beautiful background.

You may also be interested in our Santorini Guide

We recommend you Be in time and choose a good place To wait for that moment, either among the intricate streets of the village or from the Small Fortress Which is at the end.

Oia (Ia): The people of Santorini with the best sunset on the planet
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  • Hi Iñaki:

    I've been watching your blog and I love it. It is very complete and practical and the photographs are spectacular, rather better than mine, although I appreciate your friendly comment on my blog. As I see you are a lover of the island, I leave a poem, titled "In the Aegean" that inspired me your visit.

    Remains the memory
    Of that island
    Magnificent
    In the Aegean.

    There are their blue domes,
    Their white crosses
    and its sea
    Confused with heaven.

    Remains the volcano
    Powerful
    Gone
    In the Confines
    Of time.

    The immense wall
    of the lost crater;
    Maybe that Atlantis
    Shrouded in mystery.

    Waters that furrowed
    Legendary heroes
    At the dawn of the world
    of Greek myths.

    Your spell remains,
    His spell
    Perfect.

    A day in life,
    unrepeatable,
    Shared,
    Beautiful.

    Left in Santorini,
    Its white horizon
    After the wake
    Lost
    In the distance.

    is now forever
    The memory
    Of that island
    Magnificent,
    Unforgettable
    In the Aegean.

    I'll stop by here with more calm to keep traveling virtually. Greetings and see you soon!

  • Beatriz

    Hello!. The truth is that few sunsets are as beautiful as that of Oia. A few years ago we went and watching the sun fall on the bottom of the caldera is a very romantic moment. No one should miss it on a visit to the island. By the way congratulations on the Blog.