If you were long dreaming of a romantic getaway filled with colorful sunsets, quaint surroundings, breathtaking views and savory delights, then the settlement of Oia in Santorini is the ideal destination for you. This picturesque village is famous for its traditional Cycladic architecture, the blue dome churches and its amazing sunset, which is considered to be the best in the whole of Greece.
Lovebirds around the world flock to this unique island to experience utterly amorous moments in an unusual setting in sun-drenched Greece.
When you first set foot in Oia, you’ll be amazed by the simplicity and curved lines of the local architecture, along with the shades of white and blue, that give the entire area the serenity and calmness every romantic retreat needs.
Thanks to its authentic cave-style houses, some of them still standing intact, Oia is a protected settlement that is worth visiting even if you don’t choose to stay here.
However, couples who finally opt for Oia as their getaway destination won’t get disappointed at all.
First of all, look for an accommodation that will be your cozy nest during you trip. Andronis Boutique Hotel perched on the volcanic cliffs of red-rock Caldera offers magnificent views over the vast Aegean Sea and the imposing volcano. Benefit from the property’s luxurious interiors in minimalistic lines that will make you feel you are in heaven. Terraces are extremely spacious and feature an open air jacuzzi too. You can either enjoy your breakfast or evening coffee overlooking the superb view or simply relax in your private whirlpool.
In case you wish to explore the area you can go swimming in the nearby beach of Ammoudi, stepping down some steps, or Kolumbo beach, named after the active submarine volcano of Santorini.
History buffs will be delighted to know that in Oia they can visit the ancient castle “Youlas” from where you can also watch dreaming sunsets.
Although, Oia is one of the most quiet areas in Santorini, you don’t have to drive miles to enjoy exotic cocktails or have a candlelight dinner. Apart from its stunning beauty, Oia also boasts a variety of fine cuisine restaurants, traditional tavernas and great view cafes and bars!
So, off to Oia for moments to cherish forever!