The best location in Oia, Santorini
The Dream Villas Oia Santorini is located on the north side of the world famous village of Oia, right in the heart of the cliff. The sea lies just in front of you, the view to the volcano and the nearby islands is breath-taking. You are just a few steps from the main alleys of the village where you will find cafés, restaurants, shops and convenient stores so that you won’t have to travel far to be part of life in the gorgeous village of Oia. The nearest beach of Katharos is about a kilometre away, whereas the capital of the island, Fira is just 12 km from Oia.
The top sites of Oia
Oia is probably the most famous and picturesque village of Santorini. Most of the postcard sunset photos are taken from the castle of Oia, the most popular sunset-viewing spot on the island. The architecture of Oia stands out for its combination of impressive mansions and the traditional cave houses carved into the caldera cliff. Take a stroll in the alleys of the village to admire the breath-taking caldera views, do some shopping in the fashionable stores, have a coffee or enjoy traditional dishes at the restaurants, follow the steps leading to Ammoudi bay to discover one of the most beautiful hidden gems of Santorini, discover the nearby wineries and beaches (Katharos, Baxedes, Pori and Koulombos are the closest). In Oia you will find the Naval Museum of the island plus some intriguing galleries that attract art aficionados from all around the world. In The Dream you will find yourself surrounded by the beauty of Oia with all its sites at an easy walking distance (with the exception of the beaches mentioned).
The Landmarks of Santorini
Santorini has a long history that dates back 3500 years, or at least that’s what the evidence at the archaeological site of Akrotiri suggests. A visit to the prehistoric settlement is a worthy stop during your stay in Santorini. Combine it with visits to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera at Fira for a complete acquaintance with one of the most advanced ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. For more history visit the site of Ancient Thera, where for a complete tour to the medieval phase of the island the castle cities of Pyrgos and Emporio are the stops you simply must make. Once in Akrotiri, do not miss the Lighthouse of the island and the Goulas (observatory) at the village’s highest spot. Take a drive up to the Monastery of Prophet Ilias to admire some amazing panoramic views. To be enchanted by the magnificence of the caldera visit also the capital Fira and the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli. To arrange your visit to the above mentioned landmarks and even more, do not hesitate to address to the people of The Dream.
Santorini Activities to Indulge Into
The activities that you can enjoy in Santorini are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Do not miss to arrange a sailing tour around the caldera with stops to the volcano, the nearby islands and the beaches approachable only by sea. There are many options to choose from, like a day or sunset cruise in a traditional boat or a modern catamaran. The people of The Dream will give you all the details. Then embark on a wine tour and add as many wineries as you can in your itinerary. You will enjoy strolls to the vineyards and wine tastings to feel the power of the local wines. There are some great activities like hiking, horseback riding, water sports, cycling and climbing that we can also arrange, where you cannot miss visiting the beaches of Santorini like the Red Beach, famous for its colours and volcanic background. For more sea experiences visit the organized beaches of Perivolos, Perissa, Kamari and Vlychada. For any further assistance regarding the activities available in Santorini do not hesitate to contact the people of The Dream Villa!