Perched on the steep edge of the caldera, with open views of the sea, the village is quieter than the island’s main town, Fira, at least outside sunset hours.
A string of tavernas turn their faces to the caldera for those views, and it’s fun exploring the town’s tiny backstreets and rocky cliff face, where homes have been carved from the volcanic rock.
There’s some seriously chic boutique accommodations in Oia, complete with infinity pools and spas. The lucky people staying on for the evening dine in Oia’s gourmet restaurants, perched on terraces to catch the best views.
Follow the 300 steps leading from the top of the caldera and you reach the fishing port of Ammoudi. Boats sail from here to the nearby island of Thirassia.
Tours & Tickets
Cruise around Santorini to Nea Kameni volcano and the nearby island of Thirasia on a 7-hour excursion! After ogling the Greek island vistas from the water, ... Read more
Duration: 7-9 hours
Take a break from Santorini’s beaches and discover Minoan excavations, the island’s ancient capital and the famous Oia sunset on a full-day tour! With a ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore Santorini — the 'black pearl of the Aegean' — on this private half-day tour, and uncover the scenic wonders of the southern coast. Traveling by ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Soak up the splendor of the Aegean Greek Islands and Turkey’s so-called Turquoise Coast on this unforgettable 7-night independent cruise from Athens! Cruising ... Read more
Duration: 8 days (approx.)