Stretching like a delicate lady 300 meters above sea level, Oia is a jewel that could very well be named as the Cinderella of Santorini, as she is the absolute cosmopolitan girl during the day, bursting of life until sunset and afterwards is transformed to a quiet modest lady that respects the numinous of the landscape.. It is an absolute traditional settlement consisting of white houses, colorful church domes, old elaborated mansions, souvenir shops, bars and restaurants scattered around to numerous stone paved streets.
What characterizes Oia the most though is its unspeakable sunset, which unfortunately is not visible from the majority of its Hotels.. On foot of Oia lyes the small traditional port of Ammoudi, ideal place for fish dining. Ammoudi is also the embarkation point for all cruises to the Volcano and the neighboring island of Thirassia.