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About Oia

Oia in Santorini is one of the most picturesque and well-known villages of the island. It is located at the north-west tip of Santorini, 11 km north of the island’s capital.

The most luxurious hotels with fantastic infinity pools are located on the west side of Oia, offering a breathtaking view of the volcano and the caldera cliffs.

The village of Oia is extremely famous for the stunning view and the sunset whereas it attracts many tourists. The village also hosts luxurious restaurants and tavernas that offer a fantastic view of the volcano and the sunset. They are considered to be the most distinguished and the most romantic among all the other restaurants in the island.

In the alleys of Oia you will also find souvenir shops, cloths shops and many fantastic art galleries, white washed churches with blue roofs and museums.

Right below Oia there is the Ammoudi port. A small but very beautiful port that hosts traditional fishing boats that supply Oia taverns and restaurants with the most delicious and fresh fish.

Welcome to Oia

Oia is a traditional settlement in the north of Santorini. It is also known as ‘Apano Meria’ or ‘Anomeria’ and the inhabitants are called ‘Apanomerites’. The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. Oia was severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake and much work has been involved to implement its restoration.

The Community of Oia consists of following settlements: Oia village, Finikia, Kolumbo, Baxedes and Paradisos to the east and Tholos to the west. Tholos is the second farming village of Apano Meria (Oia). Also included are the bays of Ammoudi and Armeni. The island of Thirassia comes under the jurisdiction of the Community of Oia.

The beauty of Oia is unsurpassed. In fact, it is almost impossible to describe in words. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red. Smooth winding paths interconnect, interrupted now and then by a small church, and at every corner there is something new to discover.

Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece, if not the world. It has inspired artists, poets and every visitor who visits Santorini. Oia is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical.


Oia Village is the most popular spot for Flying dress photoshoot


Transfer from & to Oia

Santorini-Travel offers its distinguished transportation services from and to Oia.

Our Point to Point Transfer Services will make your transportation around the island easy, comfortable and exceptional. Our taxi & transfer services are available for:

  • Private economy transfers
  • VIP / Luxury Transfers
  • Mini Bus / Van Transfers
  • Group Transfers.

Transfer from Santorini Aiport to Oia

Santorini Airport (JTR) is 18 kilometres away from Oia. Transfer time is ~30 minutes. Price rates from Oia to the airport and vice versa start from 28.8€.

Transfer from Santorini Port (Athinios Port) to Oia

Santorini Port is 20 kilometres away from Oia. Transfer time is ~40 minutes. Price rates from Oia to the airport and vice versa start from 36€.

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