The artistic Oia in Santorini

'Blue domed church at Oia Santorini Greece Europe' - Santorini
'Blue domed church at Oia Santorini Greece Europe' ian woolcock / Shutterstock

Oia is the second most important town of Santorini island, attracting tourists from all over the globe. Located on the north side of the island, just 11 km away from Fira, Oia is an amazing place to be especially during the summer months. Its special characteristic is the unique architecture of the town, where, apart from the typical Cycladic whitewashed houses, you also encounter houses that are built into niches which have been carved into the hills of the caldera.

Oia is mostly known for its breathtaking sunset views, making it one of the most romantic places on Earth. Couples, honeymooners and single guests alike all swarm onto the town's picturesque streets to catch a glimpse of the famous sunset and explore this idyllic setting and everything it has to offer.

This picturesque and idyllic scenery has attracted artists and writers from all over the world, making Oia the cultural hub of the island, where guests can find numerous art galleries and various places of cultural interest, that will ideally complement their visit to this unforgettable island.

Hotels and apartments in Oia