Oia's Main Street, Santorini

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Traversing the most picturesque Santorini village, Oia's Main Street crosses along the top of a cliff, branching off through narrow passageways like a fish's backbone. Although Oia is quieter than tourist-frenzied Fira, this main pedestrian strip still boasts trendy boutiques and expensive jewelry shops, as well as a central square with sweeping scenic views. See the blue domes of characteristic 19th-century churches, traditional houses, and cobbled paths. Built on the steep slope of the caldera, many of its dwellings nestle in niches cut into volcanic rock. Instead of walking, you can opt for a horseback ride through the area. To visit Oia's Main Street on your trip to Oia, use our Oia route site .
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  • August 16, 2017
    I travelled around different parts of the world, but the feeling that I perceived visiting Oia is indescribable! OIA is a delight, a wonder of architecture, a place unique, luxurious and refined with its studios. Gorgeous!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Oia is magical and like nowhere else in the world. The views are spectacular, the domes and churches enchanting, the people are so friendly and the cafes and shops are quite special. Some favorites fo...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Don't miss the tour of this beautiful city and its views of the sea and the Caldera. The Council just arrived at the old port, this tour from €15 to person who takes by boat to the port of Oia, by bus to the town of Oia and then with a private bus, which departs every hour from Oia, takes you back to the starting point of the port of Fira. Dont miss it!
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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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