The village of Oia perches on 700-foot high volcanic sea cliffs and is the second largest town in the island.
Oia is about breathtaking views, colorful vistas and pure opulence, suited to the more discerning traveler. The streets are paved with marble and lined with bespoke boutique shops, exclusive cocktail bars and contemporary restaurants, many with the perfect backdrop of the famous Santorini sunset. The town seems to cascade down the red Cliffside, and the cave houses mirror the colors of the sunset with paintwork of ochre, pinks and blues and interspersed with flashes of bright bougainvillea and the blue domes of the many churches. Wander the street to rub shoulders with movie stars, and admire the local handmade crafts, clothes and jewelry. You can take a stroll along the cliff path or descend the steps to picturesque Ammoudi Bay to sample fresh fish right on the water’s edge.