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Oia is the choice of the romantics , very picturesque and artistic, quieter than Fira, but easy enough to hop a bus or grab a taxi into town to visit the capital. Unless you're visiting Santorini to party until dawn, Oia is the place to stay, and has been designated a traditional settlement. Oia is on the northern tip of the island, built on a steep slope of the caldera.

Oia is "famous" for it's sunsets (although really, that's just marketing hype because they are equally as spectacular many places in the Greek Islands ), and it gets quite busy around sundown as visitors pour in from all over the island. There is quite a respectful hush over the town at the edge of the island when the sun sets into the Aegean.

Oia suffered badly from the 1956 earthquake, and the remains are quite evident, adding to the feeling that you have wandered into Escher's impossible staircase painting. Many of the buildings are built into niches in the volcanic rock (they are known as hyposkafa), and it is easy to get yourself lost and end up on the roof of the place you're trying to find. It's quite a delightful experience though, and you never know what you'll stumble upon so relax and enjoy yourself!

The streets are charming narrow passageways that twist their way along the rim of the caldera, and down the slope of the cliff. There are plenty of tourist shops, but they are of a different, more artisan, quality than the more traditional tourist offerings of Fira, and there rare also a number of beautiful commercial galleries. I still fantasize about many of the things I saw in Oia, most especially the exquisite chunky amber jewelry.

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 Cleo's Dream Villa
Featuring a hot tub and Caldera views, Cleo's Dream Villa is located in Oía. This self-catering property offers free WiFi throughout. Cape Columbo Beach is 3.1 mi away. more...
 Gabbiano Traditional Cave Houses
Set on a natural volcanic cliff, Gabbiano Appartments are located near the entrance of Oias’s village. more...
 Anemoessa Villa
Anemoessa Villa is only 0.6 mi from Oia’s center. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, homemade breakfast and panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Onar Villas - Onar Hotels Collection
This stylish villa complex in Oia offers cave-style accommodations and one villa with panoramic views of the Caldera, sea and the volcano. It is 10 minutes walk from the town center. more...
 Christos Apartments Oia
Close to the castle of Oia and just a 5-minute walk from the main square of the village, Christos Apartments Oia offers accommodations with kitchenette and sea-view balcony. more...
 Mare Nostrum Santo
With garden views, Mare Nostrum Santo is located in Oia and has a restaurant, room service, bar, garden, outdoor pool and grill. The apartment features both WiFi and private parking free of charge. more...
 Ducato Di Oia - Adults Only
Located on the cliffs of Oia, Ducato Di Oia features magnificent Aegean Sea and volcano views. Μost rooms feature a private indoor or outdoor heated plunge pool. more...
 Marizan Caves & Villas
Located 4 miles from Cape Columbo Beach, Marizan Caves & Villas offers a garden, a bar and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. more...
 White Pearl Villas
Carved into the volcanic rocks of Oia, White Pearl Villas offer individual accommodations with breathtaking views over the Caldera, the Aegean Sea and the Volcano. more...
 Mulberry Villa
Featuring sea views, Mulberry Villa has accommodations with a terrace and an electric tea pot, around 1.3 miles from Naval Museum of Oia. more...
 Elia 1968 Cave Houses
Located in Oia, Elia 1968 Cave Houses offers a garden. Built in 19th century, the property is within 2.7 mi of Cape Columbo Beach. Free WiFi is available and Naval Museum of Oia is 1.5 mi away. more...
 Heart of Oia
Located in Oia, 3.6 miles from Cape Columbo Beach and a 7-minute walk from Naval Museum of Oia, Heart of Oia provides accommodations with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. more...
 Pina Caldera Residence
Located in Oia, within 4.1 miles of Cape Columbo Beach and a 4-minute walk of Naval Museum of Oia, Pina Caldera Residence offers accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a seasonal outdoor more...
 Finikia Memories Hotel
Located in the small village of Finikia, just outside the picturesque town of Oia, Finikia Memories Hotel is a traditional, family-run property featuring an outdoor swimming pool. more...
 Amoudi Villas
Have an authentic Greek experience at the foot of the stylish village of Oia, in the elegantly decorated apartments at Amoudi Bay, right on the water's edge. more...
 The Saint Hotel
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and views of sea, The Saint Hotel is located in Oia, 3.1 miles from Cape Columbo Beach. more...
 Vrachia Studios & Apartments
Located on a beachfront location in Oia, Vrachia Studios & Apartments offer traditionally decorated rooms with spacious balconies and sea views. It features a sun terrace and free Wi-Fi throughout. more...
 Palm Tree Hill
Located in Foinikia Village of Santorini, Palm Tree Hill offers traditionally built, self-catering accommodations with views over the Aegean Sea and the islands of Ios, Folegandros and Sikinos. more...
 Charisma Suites
On a hill in Oia village, Charisma Suites has an outdoor pool, a snack bar and Cycladic-style accommodations overlooking the Caldera and the Aegean Sea from their terrace. more...
 Elysian Santorini
Elysian Santorini offers stylish villas scattered around Foinikiá in Santorini, within a 15-minute walk of the center of Oia. more...
 Domus Solis Luxury Villa
Perched on a hill in Oia, Domus Solis Luxury Villa features unobstructed views over the volcano and the Aegean Sea. more...
 Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel
Built on the side of a cliff overlooking the Caldera, Canaves Oia Hotel features elegant accommodations in spacious suites and rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. more...
 Bluedome Cavehouses
Located 3.9 miles from Cape Columbo Beach and a 3-minute walk from Naval Museum of Oia, Bluedome Cavehouses in Oia has air-conditioned accommodations with views of the sea and free WiFi. more...
 Blu Blanco Oia Cave House
Featuring a balcony with unobstructed Aegean Sea views, Blu Blanco Oia Cave House is a self-catering property located in Oia Town. Free WiFi is available in public areas. more...
 Oia Angle Cavehouse
Located in Oía, Oia Angle Cavehouse is 2.7 mi from Cape Columbo Beach. Naval Museum of Oia is a few steps from the property. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...


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