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While there are no "ugly" villages of Santorini, Oia (sometimes pronounced, "ee-a") provides some of the most breathtaking views. Blue-domed churches, crisp white plastering, winding stairways and paths, and the occasional sprig of green or bright flowers, it all really brings together a fantasy landscape and the photographer's dream destination!

We truly enjoyed Oia, but the pathways are winding and narrow. It's not so popular during peak times of day or high season as to be suffocating, but it does get busy. Maybe plan for a stay in May or October to best enjoy the view.

Planning Your Trip

Oia's picturesque viewpoints can be busy, consider reserving a table with a sunset sea view to enjoy the spectacle without worrying about your personal space among the tiny alleyways of the village.

When You Should Go

Oia is very popular throughout the Greek Island season, with peaks between June and early-September. If you're only visiting for the day as part of your cruise, head to the lookout spots you'd like to enjoy as early in the day as possible for the most private experience.

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