Finikia – Cape Koloumpos hike

The trail leading from Finikia to Cape Koloumpos is 4.6 km long (crossing time: approx. 1 h 30 min). On maps and signposts it is marked as route number 10. The trail starts at the Profitis Ilias church, at the foot of the Mavro Vouno volcano (Greek Μαύρο Βουνό). It...

Fira to Oia hike

The most famous trail on the island is the Fira - Oia trail. It runs along the caldera between the two most famous villages of Santorini. The road along the route was once used to transport goods on mules between Oia and Fira. Some consider it to be one of...

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...

Armeni Bay

Greek name: Όρμος Αρμένη / Órmos Arménis Coordinates: 36 ° 27'37.52 "N, 25 ° 22'51.33" E Our rating: Worth seeing   Armeni is a port below Oia, on the Caldera side. In the glory days of Oia, Armeni was her main port. Large ships moored at some distance from the...

Amoudi Bay

Greek name: Όρμος Αμμούδι / Órmos Ammoúdi Coordinates: 36°27'36.56"N, 25°22'16.11"E Our rating: Editor's choice   The bay and port of Amoudi is located on the northwestern tip of the island of Santorini, on the seafront below the town of Oia. The white buildings of the Amoudi town built into the...

Perivolas

Perivolas is a district of the city of Oia covering its eastern part (up to the border with Finika). In the past, mainly inhabited by farmers who lived in houses called Agrotospita. The district also had a lot of Canavas, i.e. buildings for the production and storage of wine. Later...

Oia

Oia is one of the most popular and picturesque towns on the island. An absolute must see during a trip to Santorini. It is located on the north-west edge of the island, at an altitude of 70 to 140 m a.s.l. (230 - 460 feet). Its characteristic white buildings stretch for...