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Oia (pronounced “ee-ah”) is a dreamy sight to behold. Whitewashed dwellings with bright blue doors, church domes and windmills fill the skyline. The village itself is perched on a steep cliff face that looks out over the Aegean Sea. Small vessels bob up and down in the docks below.
Oia is located at the north tip of Santorini. Its dwellings are ramshackle, yet picturesque; as well as whitewashed houses, there are buildings in various pastel shades. Some are two-story kapetanospita houses, which were built for captains. The others are more humble hyposkapha houses. Many buildings are partially built into the rock, creating a constant temperature for inhabitants. There is ample accommodation for tourists, much of it high quality.
While in Oia, you’ll find it difficult to stop taking pictures. Indeed, Oia’s beauty has attracted many professional artists. There are a number of art galleries scattered about the village. For a souvenir to truly cherish, purchase an artwork from the Stavros Galanopoulos gallery.
Because it is small, yet labyrinthine, perhaps the best way to explore Oia is by wandering. Make sure to stop by the Church of Panagia of Platsani, which has a wonderful exposed bell tower. Learn about Santorini’s role in Greece’s seafaring past at the Naval Maritime Museum. Housed in an old mansion, the museum’s collection includes seamen’s chests, old equipment and rare photographs. Also make time to head down the steep path that leads to the small port of Ammoudi. Eat fresh seafood outside one of the taverns here.
Oia is often at its prettiest during sunset. The sky becomes infused with purples, oranges and reds. Find a spot on a balcony, pour a glass of the local wine and take in the otherworldly landscape.
You can reach Oia by bus from Firá, or otherwise take a taxi or rental car.
New property just built in May 2019. Rooms and grounds/facilities were immaculate. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Do not hesitate to book this. We would definitely stay here again and plan to in the future.
We loved the property, the entire staff and team...amazing breakfast, and the views!!!! Wished there was a ladder at the middle pool (floor 0), and ceiling fans would’ve been great. Can’t wait to return!
Very beautiful property with great staff. Excellent location, very peaceful and quiet, away from too much hustle and bustle, but only 10 min walk from the hustle and bustle so great inbetween.
Great service, very nicely appointed rooms with traditional architecture and fittings. Oh! and location with a view that makes you feel like you're in heaven.
Overall it was beyond my expectation, the staff were too friendly and helpful, the room was clean and perfectly designed. The breakfast was delicious, can’t think of something I don’t like.
Fantastic location and facilities, had a fantastic 3 nights. Lycabettus restaurant is AMAZING- the view, the food, the service - outstanding. Room and jacuzzi were great, overlooking the sea and the caldera. Location is very central in Oia and a 10 minute walk to the main sunset lookout. Hope to ...
Everything was amazing this hotel has a unique views you never have enough of it mind blowing views breathtaking sunset from the hotel no need to get to the crowdedness of Oia
I can't even describe this hotel and the experience. Most amazing place and I hope to come back one day.