A very nice village
There's more to Oia than just the sunsets. The town itself is quite picturesque with its traditional Cycladic architecture and its maze of narrow paths. I was so fascinated with the churches all over the Greek Islands that my wife started to think I was becoming some kind of religious fanatic. I don't know what it was about the churches there, but I found the simple yet elegant architecture and stark color contrasts to be absolutely captivating. This is one of the many churches in Oia.
Getting a glimpse
There it is! That kept me going down... but I knew there & then the returning trip will be a messy one!
It was a reminiscence of my last hike to Preikestolen (Norway) where I took it one step at a time & finally made it there! & then on the return, I ran out of water & all I could think of was Coke Light & that thought actually sustained me all the way! It was that powerful! Coke Light is not that light... a very powerful stimulant!
Oia - A pleasant town to stay
9:00am morning arrival in Santorini:
Following Joaquin (SirRichard)'s tip, we took bus to Oia directly upon arrival in Santorini. On the bus, we met a local girl from Oia who just brought her friends back home...she was just so nice to almost bring us to the Oia Youth Hostel.
10:00am first impression:
Oia is such a pleasant town that you can easily spend days there...right after check-in, we went to take the boat trip (leave 10:15am everyday) to Thirasia and Volcano islands.
Oia streets are much nicer than those of Thira. More natural, more turnings, more suprises and more small streets...less shops than Thira.
"Kamari Beach & Red Beach"
After visiting the excavation town near Red Beach, we went to the famous Kamari beach for lunch...