Oia is a village on the north side of the island of Santorini (also named Thira) in Greece and is one of the foremost tourist destinations of the Aegean Sea. Many tourists says that the famous Oia sunset, is one of the most beautiful views in the world and also that the fishing docks at Oia are the oldest continually used docks in the world, supposedly being in service for 3000 years.
The most popular spot to watch sunset is by the Kastro Walls.
Oia is connected with Thiru by paved path that is about 10 km long. Just as in the main city, you will find typical small Greek houses built on rock here as well. Former residents of the town of Oia created here the fishing town, which gradually turned into a rich prosperous town. At that time the village was decorated with non-traditional buildings, which are still there.
The dominant of Oia is the church of Aghia Sazontos, which was built before the year 1680. Sun lovers should not miss the unique opportunity to see one of the most beautiful sunsets from all over Greece and maybe also from all over Europe.
In 1956, Oia was affected by the devastating earthquake, and after extensive renovation, this area is among the favorite places.
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