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Holidays In Oia

Oia Holidays at a Glance

The village of Oia perches on 700-foot high volcanic sea cliffs at the north end of Santorini Island. It is the second largest town in the island. It hosts the most fantastic views on Santorini and its famous sunset is worth to be seen even if it gets a little crowded during the high season.
Many of the buildings are niches in the volcanic rock and it is easy to get yourself lost in this village. Tranquillity, serenity, pastel colours, houses hanging on the cliffs, Ioa is the perfect place to relax.

Who goes to Oia?
Perfect for everyone who wishes to relax.



Key Facts - Oia

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport20 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)45 mins

White sugar cube houses and blue domed churches perch high on Oia’s volcanic cliffs, making it one of the most picturesque villages on Santorini. 

Enjoy the world-famous sunset and stay in the most luxurious hotels hand-picked by Olympic Holidays.

Perfect for couples, these adults-only hotels offer the finest accommodation and breathtaking views over the glistening turquoise Aegean Sea.

Hot Springs: Possible to visit by boat and a fantastic way to relax on your holiday. Here you can soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim. Located at Palea Kameni, next to Nea Kameni (old burnt one), which is the volcano.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Akrotiri: An ancient Minoan city, located in the village of the same name, where excavations still continue to this day. There is also a castle (Goulas) which is now ruined (after the Turkish invasion in 1617).

Fira: The capital of Santorini with the spectacular architecture of its dazzling white houses. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam. The town is situated 27.5 metres above sea level.

Hot Springs: Possible to visit by boat and a fantastic way to relax on your holiday. Here you can soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim. Located at Palea Kameni, next to Nea Kameni (old burnt one), which is the volcano.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Akrotiri: An ancient Minoan city, located in the village of the same name, where excavations still continue to this day. There is also a castle (Goulas) which is now ruined (after the Turkish invasion in 1617).

Fira: The capital of Santorini with the spectacular architecture of its dazzling white houses. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam. The town is situated 27.5 metres above sea level.

Fira: An abundance of bars, shops, cafes and tavernas, some offering views of the Caldera. Beautiful cobbled streets, mixing old with new. Some night clubs to dance the night away.

Oia: Hosts the most fantastic view on Santorini. Spectacular sunsets. Beautiful white washed and blue domed houses. This is the most picturesque village in Greece so ensure you do not forget your camera.

Pyrgos: Large village retaining its medieval features. Highest point on the island.

Walking: Recommended throughout the island. Push bikes can be rented too.

Eating/Drinking During Oia Holidays

Watch stunning sunsets over the Caldera and eat out at tavernas and restaurants serving everything from snacks to a la carte menus. There are many traditional cake and coffee shops and the bay of Amoudi offers plenty of fresh seafood choices and finest wines. 

Getting Around on Oia Holidays

Boat: There are direct ferries leaving from Santorini to Ios (1 hr) & Crete (6 hrs) with connecting ferries Paros (3hrs) Mykonos (5hrs).

Bus: Frequent bus services are available for throughout the island connecting the villages of Santorini with Fira.

Car: Rent a car or jeep from our representatives in Santorini.

Oia Holidays Shopping

Santorini has a spectacular collection of gold and silver designs. The gold is the equivalent of 14 carat. Most popular designs are items such as dolphins and axes.

Holidays in Oia - Beaches

Monolithos beach is a sandy beach with good tourist facilities.

Kamari beach is a black sandy beach situated near the airport.

Perissa and Perivolos beach is a long stretch of black volcanic sand with the 2 beaches merging into one. There are a variety of watersports on perivolos beach.

Armeni beach is located in the north of the island. This beach is reached by a 300 step walk.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Santorini 17 19 25 27 27 24 21
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Santorini 8 9 11 12 12 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3


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