Destinations / Greece / Santorini / Oia
Ideally located on the northern part of the caldera, Oia is famous for sunset watching with thousands of tourists flocking there each year to experience the sunset on the Aegean sea. It’s no wonder it’s the most photographed place in Greece!
Oia is a traditional village with narrow streets, blue domed churches and spectacular views of the rest of the island. There is plenty to keep you occupied during your stay on this picturesque part of the island, including:
- Take in the culture: visit the Santorini Maritime Museum to get an insight into life around Santorini’s fishing villages
- Try the local specialities: relax at a waterfront tavern in Ammoudi Port and bask in the sea trading history of the village or go wine tasting at one of Santorini’s vineyards
- Take in the scenery: Visit Oia’s Castle of Saint Nicholas, although it’s in ruins, you get unparalleled views of the island, although it gets very crowded around sunset
- Try the local shops: Oia’s main street is the bustling hub of the village with shops, restaurants and taverns or visit the Weaving Mill located near the Maritime Museum for some unique handwoven goods.
Oia holidays from Ireland are made all the easier with regular flights from Dublin to Santorini.