The small village of Oia has a big name for its sunset views and tall cliffs dropping down into the blue sea. You can explore the ruins of a Byzantine Castle, dine in style on restaurant roof terraces or take a boat trip to snorkel and see the volcanic calderas.
Oia has long been famous for its celebrated sunsets and far-ranging, idyllic views. With lucid waters and a Mediterranean climate to match, this romantic fishing village won't disappoint.
Situated atop an impressive cliff in the north of Santorini, the quaint painted buildings of the village are set against a stunning backdrop of glistening blue water and views of the volcanoes of Palea and Nea Kameni.
Despite being one of the island's quieter communities, Oia's charming narrow streets are lined with taverns, galleries and gift shops and there is an abundance of activities on offer – from exploring castle ruins and old churches to wine-tasting and relishing the delicious local cuisine.
You can easily explore the area on foot, or pay for a ride on a mule, saddle up, and enjoy the outstanding beauty of the island from a new perspective. Half-concealed stone staircases lead you to nearby ports and fishing villages. Magical doesn't begin to describe it.
This little gem offers a real sense of tranquillity and wonder. It's the perfect escape for anyone in need of slowing down and temporarily escaping the rat-race.