what to do in oia santorin
what to do in oia santorini
Are you planning a visit and you are looking for what to do in Oia Santorini? If that is the case, then our article will be useful and inspiration.
First of all, your experience in Oia starts from your accommodation. Probably you already know that, most of Oia hotels offer cave-like rooms. This is unique and you will not find similar architecture anywhere in the world.
Many of Onar Hotels’ guests in Santorini ask our hoteliers from where this idea came from. Well, the story goes that it was inspired by the climate of Santorini. Houses built like caves offer a unique micro-climate. The temperature is easier to maintain and additionally, they more offer protection from the elements. They are protected from the winter wind and from the summer sun. Some of cave rooms of Onar Hotels collection members were built 150 years ago. Today, modern luxury meets with tradition in Santorini and the outcome is an impressive environment which attracts thousands of visitors each year.
This is something amazing and unforgettable. Sunset of Oia is as famous as most of attraction in the world. Therefore, you can imagine that you are in for a treat. However, there are few things you have to be aware of.
First of all, there are the spots from where you can enjoy the sunset in Oia. Most well-known is the Kasto or Castle are. You don’t have to worry about finding it as our hotelier will tell you where it is. The issue here is the timing. You have to get there earlier than other people. Due to the amazing scenery, thousands of people gather in one place to watch it. Therefore, it is wise to grab a cup of coffee and get there soon.
Secondly, you must know that sunset in Oia and in Santorini is amazing but, there is something else going on. During this hour, white houses on Oia’ cliffs are practically glowing. Therefore, it is interesting, on your second day in Oia, to be in Ammoudi during sunset and look towards the cliffs. Ammoudi is a picturesque port just below the village.
Oia village features some amazing restaurants, taverns and pastry. Therefore, every palate will be satisfied here. There are many choices to enjoy a lovely dinner on the cliffs, as well as among the alleys. If you are looking for quality restaurants, you will find many. If you are looking for something as simple a souvlaki, you will find it as well. No matter what you are looking for, ask our team for suggestions.
Definitely one of the memorable activities you can participate in. Daily cruise on a sailing boat is interesting by itself however in Oia you have variety of choices. Sunset cruise, volcano cruise are just two examples. A sail usually includes lunch and drinks so that your trip is even more pleasant. If you would like to take a daily cruise our hotels can arrange that on your behalf.
We hope that our article was helpful to those of you who wish to visit Oia village. This beautiful place deserves at least one visit!
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