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Oia

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Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets. A small town proudly perched on top of crescent-shaped volcanic cliffs, Oia serves as one of Santorini's major cruise ship ports. Crowded and lively, the compact town epitomizes the finest aspects of Cycladic architecture, its steep alleys flanked by whitewashed houses and blue-roofed little churches. A well-preserved fort from the Venetian period serves as a lookout point, offering 360-degree views of the sea and the curving coastline. If you come to Oia solely for its sunsets, remember that the town's western side offers the finest views, so claim a good spot there as early as you can. Put Oia at the heart of your travel plans by using our Greece holiday planner.
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Amoudi Bay ©
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Amoudi Bay
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Duration: 3 hours
Sunset in Oia ©
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Sunset in Oia
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Safowi ©
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Safowi
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Church
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
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Duration: 1 hour

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Hidden gems in Oia

Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
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Domaine Sigalas ©
Winery / Vineyard
Domaine Sigalas
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Aquamarine Jewelry
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Duration: 2 hours
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Atlantis Books E.E.
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Oia

Stardust ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Stardust
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Duration: 4 hours
Epilekton ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Epilekton
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Duration: 2 hours
Eponymo ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Eponymo
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Duration: 30 minutes
Apollon Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Apollon Gallery
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Oia

Armeni Bay ©
Water Body
Armeni Bay
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mnemossyne Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Mnemossyne Gallery
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Duration: 30 minutes
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
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Perissa Black Sand Beach Perissa
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours Fira
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Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Oia

Oia boasts arguably the most unusual lodgings in the Cyclades, offering rooms in cave-like houses carved into Santorini's dramatic cliff faces. Converted into boutique hotels, these dwellings provide airy rooms with good natural ventilation, allowing them to remain cool throughout the island's hot summers. The western side of Oia offers the best sunset views, but you must book months in advance to stay there. The less crowded eastern side offers comfortable lodgings in reasonably priced apartments with private balconies and free Wi-Fi.
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