Oia Village

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Where is: Oia or Ano Meria (as locals call the village of Oia) is located 11 km north-east of Fira and is the absolute must- see during your visit to Santorini.

Profile: The most popular spot on the island for sunset is here and it is the castle of St. Nicholas. Oia has wonderful architecture that combines the rich captains the cave dwellings of crews of ships which have now become luxury hotels . Even if you are not staying in Oia visit to the village is essential.

Attractions: The traditional settlement of Oia, which is the first that has been included in the program for the preservation and development of traditional settlements in Greece. It is a unique point that you can see and experience all the magic of Santorini. The architecture, the aura of the village and the caldera are gorgeous.

Food: There are many dining options in Oia from traditional taverns (Petros and Skala), to atmospheric restaurants, like Feredini and Amvrosia all with caldera view. For something light come to Skiza, while for ice cream head to Lolita's. For fresh fish and Greek flavors the taverns in Amoudi, one of the most beautiful corners in Santorini are ideal after swimming in the neighboring small beach of Agios Nikolaos.

Coffee: In Terpsi En Oia you can enjoy your coffee overlooking the caldera, but if you want something more traditional then try Ourania- The Apanomeritaki whicj is a good option.

Shopping: Without missing shops for clothes and accessories purchases in Oia’s market focuses on gifts, souvenirs, jewelery and art objects.

Night Life: Historical point of the night in Oia is Hasapiko, a former butcher shop with music from around the world. Many of the cafes in Oia remain open till late at night.

Visiting Idea: During sunset is something like an alarm call happens in Oia. All direct towards the Castle of St. Nicholas, nevertheless in Oia you can go any time of the day you want, the unique atmosphere of the settlement will carry you away.

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