History of Oia

Oia is a place with a long and rich history. The turn of the century is considered to be the time of the peak of its prosperity, and its economy was largely based on maritime trade - many owners of merchant ships lived in Oia. TIMELINE the turn of the...

Architecture of Oia

The village was built on a steep slope descending into the sea from the caldera. Oia is dominated by architecture typical of the entire Cyclades abounding in white houses, sometimes with a light blue finish (roofs, frames, shutters). What distinguishes the architecture at Oia is the fact that some of...

Beaches of Oia

Oia is located on the edge of a high cliff, so access to the beaches from it is somewhat difficult. Flat beaches with easy access to the sea are located on the other side of the island - from the north and east. Despite this, tourists who chose Oia as...

Districts of Oia

Oia is not a big town, but we can distinguish several parts: I Geitonia Ton Karavokyraion (Greek: Η Γειτονια Των Καραβοκυραιων) - literally translated "neighborhood of captains", the northern part of the village, also called Sideras (Greek Σιδεράς). In this part of the city we can admire the residences of...