Oia Things to Do

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    A castle?

    by Sharrie Updated May 28, 2003

    On my way down, I spotted this castle... or fortress... whatever. All I know is, no way am I going to climb up there & then down again & up again back to Oia. That's insanity! Even though I love castles, but the heat was just too much to bear!

    So, people, all you see here is a photo of it. If anyone on VT managed to climb up there, do let me know. I'd love to see what it's like up there!

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    Getting a glimpse

    by Sharrie Written May 28, 2003

    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!

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    Maria & the Olympic Spirit

    by Sharrie Updated May 27, 2003

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    You must meet her when you go to Oia. I was having a little problem navigating through the maze of Oia searching for Amoudi. I came by this shop that sells souvenir items for the Olympic. I found her! A truely marvelous person! Godsent! Her name is Maria... aha, with that name ;-)

    Ok, I asked for my direction & I was hungry, so I took off. The journey to Amoudi wasn't an easy one. Even the local (I met another lady on the way down & saw her again while leaving Oia & she asked me if I survived the climb! lol...) proclaimed so. Anyhow, it was very hot... & I was almost breathless when I came back to Maria. So, she was kind enough to invite me in & we chatted ... for at least 30 minutes. It was very comfortable chatting with her. She's truly a gorgeous person. We exchanged emails & hopefully we'll see one another again sometime :-)

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    The Artist & His Prints

    by Sharrie Updated May 27, 2003

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    The painter is Manolis Sivridakis & he's the man here. & this is his Art Gallery. Some are prints while others are art pieces. So far, I've seen the nicest collection in Oia here. I'm not a painting collector but some of you might be. So, check out his paintings. The gallery is on the path towards the castle.

    Tel / Fax: 22860 71463

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    I bought it...

    by Sharrie Updated May 27, 2003

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    From the same shop (Tefra Art Gallery). I've to buy something for special people. So, I bought! These ceramics pieces are designed by M. & M. Patramanis & they are handcrafted.

    These items (presumably monks) reminded me of one of the Star Wars series...

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    I like it

    by Sharrie Updated May 27, 2003

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    Richie goes into churches to shelter from rain.

    I go into shops to shelter from the heat!

    This one I went into is very interesting. It's called Tefra Art Gallery & has many crafts from neighboring islands like Crete which appeal to me.

    I like these dolls but due to my long journey (I was heading for Paris & Tours after Oia) I couldn't get them as I've no desire to lug them all over France. May be next time. :-)

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    From the top of Oia

    by Sharrie Updated May 27, 2003

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    From the roof top of Pelekanos Cafe, you get this marvelous view. Relax & talk to Pamagiotis. He made excellent coffee frappe :-) Nice chap, took lots of pictures for me & we shared some travel stories. There wasn't anyone at the rooftop even though it has the best view of the crater. Magnificent! I had the entire paradise to myself!

    Now, I have memories of calling my loved ones up here, writing postcards to friends & spending lovely moments up here, on the top of Oia!

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    Oia in the day

    by Sharrie Updated May 26, 2003

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    Not as charming as the evening but still a very special place. It has this shades of blues which you'll never ever forget after leaving.

    I could never envision Oia in the rain... afterall, it was so sunny while I was there ... eternally hot in my mind. That's Oia for me :-)

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    Getting to Oia

    by Sharrie Written May 26, 2003

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    OIA is the 2nd largest town in the island of Santorini. Famous for its sunsets & charming shophouses. It's pretty & everyone loves it! So do I!

    On this trip, I was based in THIRA though. So, I took the hourly bus for 85 cents & got there in about 20 mins. Along the way, the bus drives through small villages by the sea & beautiful terraces lining the valley. It's truly a picturesque ride!

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    The sunset in Oia,Santorini!...

    by Jimmytravel Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The sunset in Oia,Santorini! The cliffs,the volcano,the red beach,the black beach...
    If you're coming by ferry,the car-/busride from the harbor can be kind of scary. Especially if the ride is 30 years old. If that doesn't make you sweat,try the donkeyride down the stairs from Fira down to the sea! Madness! If you fall off,you will roll all the way to the bottom... ;-)

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    Check out Black beach & Red...

    by Jimmytravel Written Sep 5, 2002

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    Check out Black beach & Red beach in Santorini. But beware of men who's trying to reveal what's in their shorts... Thank God they were tight! Lucky for you and us!
    The sand in these beaches can be incredible hot,so be careful.

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    Volkanos - NEA KAMENI

    by jitkaceska Written Jul 21, 2007

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    You can take a boat trip from Santorini to Nea Kameni. You need comfortable walking shoes for this trip. DonĀ“t miss it- Half day trip is enough to see the most important.

    New lava from last eruption in 1950s On the top of island Swimming in hot sulphur springs There are many ships to sail to Nea Kameni You can enjoy panorama of Santorini
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    Stop & smell the roses

    by Restless-in-kl Written Feb 10, 2006

    Or in this case, the famous Santorini daisies that grow wild everywhere. All part of that special magical touch of Santorini which puts you under her spell!

    Santorini daisies
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    Touring the village

    by AcornMan Written Jul 27, 2004

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    Oia is full of memorable sights. Its colorful buildings clinging to the cliffside present countless photo opportunities, so bring plenty of film or memory cards for your camera.

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    Small Churches

    by zindara Written Aug 8, 2003

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    I loved the Bell Tower I found here and there while walking around the village...
    So many little (or even tiny) churches...

    Bell Tower
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