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Discover Oia in Santorini

The most charming village of Santorini, Oia is world-famous for the picturesque architecture and the romantic sunset. Located on the north western side of the island, Oia offers amazing spots to relax and enjoy the vast Aegean Sea. A favorite spot for artists and couples, this small village has impressive cave houses, narrow streets, white churches with blue dome and nice stone houses. Walk along the streets and have a seat in the terrace of restaurants and cafeterias to enjoy the view. Right opposite from Oia, there is the small island of Thirassia, with few permanent inhabitants. Regular boats and buses connect Oia to Fira, the capital of Santorini, and other places around the island.

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About Santorini

Santorini is the most beautiful island in Greece and among the top destinations worldwide. Located on the southern side of the Aegean Sea, Santorini is actually a small group of volcanic islands. In the ancient times, Santorini was a single island and its name was“Strogili”, which means “round” in Greek. However, a huge volcanic eruption in 1,650 B.C. gave the island its present impressive form. New small islands were created, while others disappeared and the volcano’s caldera was filled with water.
On top of the caldera, villages have been constructed and each of them gives wonderful view to the Aegean Sea. This volcanic background has affected the geology of the island and has created impressive beaches, like the Red Beach, Monolithos, Columbo, Perissa, Kamari and others. The villages along the caldera’s edge are true architectural marvels, with cave houses, paved streets and lovely churches. Famous all over the world for its magnificent sunset, Santorini is the most romantic place for couples and honeymooners.
Another interesting fact about Santorini, the ancient Thera as it called, is that it’s strongly connected with the famous myth of Atlantis. A lot of historians conclude that Santorini is the lost island of Atlantis, because of the volcano eruption around 1,500 B.C. and also the relation between Santorini and Minoans.
Santorini Island has a lot sightseeing to explore and many things to do for perfect and in the same time adventurous holidays.

What to do on the island

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Santorini, including hiking, diving and touring.

What to see on the island

Santorini has many interesting places to see, from beaches and villages to archaeological sites.

Eat & Drink

Oia is a great place for a relaxing night out, with upscale restaurants and lounge venues for a drink.

Best Beaches

The best and most organized beaches to swim in Santorini are found on the southern side of the island.