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Take a sunset stroll through this picturesque village and experience Greece at its romantic best.

Oia is the epitome of Greek island perfection. This charming village on the northern tip of Santorini has been a magnet for photographers and artists through the centuries, as well as a popular tourist destination, with plenty of hotel accommodation and restaurants offering traditional-style hospitality to the hordes of seasonal visitors.

The village overlooks the sparkling Aegean Sea and its maritime heritage is reflected in the many elegant two-storey sea-captains’ houses, or "kapetanospita", that share space with the more modest workers’ homes. The pretty whitewashed buildings with their traditional blue painted doors are set into the cliffside in a delightfully ramshackle fashion, dotted here and there with church domes and windmills. Some of the dwellings are built into the rock itself to provide a cool living environment sheltered from the excesses of the summer heat.

Not surprisingly, this picturesque village continues to lure professional artists, and there are several galleries where you can browse the artworks and maybe treat yourself to a precious souvenir of your visit.

One of the best ways to explore the narrow, winding streets is on foot. Stop to admire the bell tower of the Church of Panagia of Platsani, or discover Santorini’s maritime heritage at the Naval Maritime Museum, which houses a wealth of fascinating objects from the island’s seafaring past including seamen’s chests, historic photographs and maritime equipment.

As evening falls, take a walk down the steep path to the port of Ammoudi, and choose a table at one of the pretty tavernas to watch the sun set over the horizon as you tuck into a feast of freshly caught seafood washed down with delicious local wine.

There is a bus service from the island capital Firá to Oia, but many visitors prefer to take a taxi or rent a car.

Top hotels in Oia

Caldera Premium Villas-Adults Only
Caldera Premium Villas-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Oia, Santorini, South Aegean
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Located in the heart of Santorini, this romantic hotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Oia Castle is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (276 reviews)

"Great location in Oia. Rooms are spacious and airy with great views. Pool is good. Very close to the shops and restaurants but quiet. Diana is a great help with tips on trips etc. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

Caldera Premium Villas-Adults Only
Andronis Luxury Suites
Andronis Luxury Suites
5 out of 5
Oia, Santorini, Santorini Island
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Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is steps away from Aegean Islands, Santorini Caldera and Oia Castle. Maritime Museum and Naval Museum are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (165 reviews)
Incredible Hotel

"Wow, wow, wow! One of the most incredible hotels I’ve ever stayed in! Not only because of the spectacular view of the beautiful caldera! or the fantastic breakfast served on the balcony every morning or the beautifully designed suites with private jacuzzis but the staff! in particular Eleni from ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

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Kaleidoscope Cave Houses Oia
Kaleidoscope Cave Houses Oia
3.5 out of 5
Oia Village, Santorini
The price is Rs7,986 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands, Santorini Caldera and Oia Castle. Panagia Platsani and Naval Museum are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (63 reviews)
Awesome Location and Views in Oia

"Awesome location and views from the outdoor space. Nice, private jacuzzi and lounge chairs overlooking the whole caldera. Our particular room was a small, cave style room. You have to go down a steep stairway to get to the room. the balcony/terrace with the jacuzzi and chairs mentioned above were ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Kaleidoscope Cave Houses Oia
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Top Holiday Rentals in Oia

Rimida Villas
Rimida Villas
4 out of 5
Oia City, Santorini, Santorini Island

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps away from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Oia Castle is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.

4.6/5Exceptional! (124 reviews)

"Excellent place to stay. Very welcoming. Beautiful view. Well kept rooms and grounds"…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Rimida Villas
Anemi House & Villas
Anemi House & Villas
3 out of 5
Oia, Santorini
The price is Rs6,530 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps away from Aegean Islands, Santorini Caldera and Oia Castle. Maritime Museum and Naval Museum are also ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)

"One thing i forgot to add to my previous review :) Our only regret is that we couldn't stay even longer in Villa Anemi!!! In fact this review is for the extended days we stayed, such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Anemi House & Villas
Sophia Oia View
Sophia Oia View
4.5 out of 5
Oia, Santorini, Aegean Islands

Situated near the beach, this luxury villa is steps away from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Oia Castle is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.

4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"Location, location, location. Hands down one of the best views you can have when staying in Oia and super close to the centre of everything in town. We decided between other options (bigger and nicer looking rooms) vs this but chose this for the location and we are so happy that we did. Tourists ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

Sophia Oia View
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