Santorini is the most spectacular island in Greece and one of the geologic treasures of Europe. Perched at the northern tip of this volcanic island and built into the rocky cliffside, Oia is the most picturesque and romantic village in Santorini.
Video Timeline Links: 00:00 – Oia, Santorini Walking Tour Intro 09:08 – Saint George Church (Agios Georgios) 19:37 – Virgin Mary Church (Panagia Platsani) 23:57 – Oia Blue Dome Viewpoint 33:17 – Castle of Oia (Agios Nikolaos) 34:17 – Oia Lookout Panoramic Viewpoint 44:30 – The Windmills
The village extends for almost 2 km (1.2 miles) along the northern edge of the caldera, at a height of between 70 and 100 m (230 and 330 feet) above sea level. It is built on the steep slope of the caldera and the houses and restaurants are built into niches carved into the caldera on the seaward side. Oia paths are very narrow and hence gets congested during the tourist season. The idyllic surroundings of the village have a complex of white washed, blue domed churches and charming, traditional Cycladic houses. Oia has some of the island’s best hotels and restaurants as well as high-end shopping. Our guided walking tour is about 1.86 miles (3 km) long, starts at Saint George Church (Agios Georgios) and covers most attractions and historic sites of Oia, Santorini.