Oia Village in Santorini
Information About Oia
Oia Santorini: Oia, pronounced Ia, is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 km away from Fira.
It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. Oia is much more quiet that Fira and the busiest area is the main pedestrian that runs along its length. At the entrance of the village is a car park where visitors can leave their vehicle and enjoy long walks in the picturesque paths. The volcano from here is much less imposing but you can still get some gorgeous views.
Oia has several cultural attractions like the Maritime Museum which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area, and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress. Many artists fell in love with the area and settled there. For that reason, the village of Oia has many art galleries.
Oia also has a small port, Ammoudi, which can be reached by a set of 300 steps leading down. There, small boats can take you opposite, to the island of Thirassia. The beach of Armenis is also located there. Taverns in Oia offer visitors tasty meals of fresh fish.
Things To See And Do In Oia
-How did you get to the villageof Oia: Public Transportation
-Where is your accommodation located: Fira Santorini Camping
-How much time did it take you to reach the village of Oia: 25 minutes
-What are the conditions of the roads that take you to the village of Oia: Good
-If you used public transportations, did you have to wait long for the bus: No
-Did you enjoy the trip to the village: Yes good views over the sea
-In order to get to Oia were there enough signs in order to find it: I used a map
-Why did you choose this particular village: Recommended by friends
-How would you describe the village: Authentic, small cubic houses, neoclassical houses, beautiful architecture, no flowers, no parks, clean, perched on a hill, by the sea, offering views, beautiful surroundings, local artisan activity, many churches, touristy industry, restaurants, cafes, really crowded, expensive, great
-Can everything, one might need, be found in the village: Telephone, bank, mini market, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops, travel agencies, museums, internet cafes, hotels and other accommodations
- Did the village meet your expectations? Yes Rate: 9/10
- Favorite thing about the village: Sights, beautiful views and of course the sunset
- Is there anything that you dont like about the beach or things that should be done by the authorities to improve it or is something missing: Too much crowded at the time of sunset, otherwise it is really great were among the rocks
- Would you come to this village again: Yes
Other recommends villages? Firas town is nice, there is lots of nightlife clubs and everything is someone needed