The Best of Oia, Santorini


Oia Santorini - 30s MagazineMy trip to Oia, Santorini is already 2 months ago, but I still have so much to share about this wonderful place. Oia is a picture perfect village perched on the northern 300 meter high cliffs of the island. Traditional  architecture, pastel coloured houses, and white washed alleys make Oia the most popular Greek destination in the world. Honeymooners, couples, families, and solo travellers all flock to Santorini to see the most photographed village in real life. I don’t think I have ever seen so many different nationalities all in one place, except for maybe New York City. It is therefore safe to say that Santorini should be on everyone’s bucket list. Here are my best bits from Oia in 20 frames:

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Most impressive about Oia is the phenomenal panoramic view of the caldera with the bluest sea you will ever see. This is in sheer contrast to the pink-ish rocks and pastel and white-washed houses. Trust me, none of the photos are photoshopped, the colours are really this vibrant.

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Santorini is famed for its distinctive traditional architecture: cavern houses.  This is best viewed from the pathways a few levels down the cliff.

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Take the steps all the way down to the fisherman port to have lunch. Or go there by mule. (Unfortunately I couldn’t do either of the two but I hear it’s worth it)

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In the evening the colours change, but are not less beautiful. And of course, something not to miss: the famous Santorini sunsets! Although most people gather at the ruins to watch, a much better and quiet spot is to watch it near the wind mills.

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