Oia is the first settlement that is pronounced preserved (1976), is without doubt one of the most photographed places in Greece. The sunset has been an inspiration to countless artists and alleys of work like magnets that invite you to lose yourself in the well hidden secrets. Oia, which is about 40 minutes' drive from Fira, will enchant you, because it is truly irresistible. The main road separates into two areas: one, to the caldera, offers impressive cave buildings, the other adorned by captains.
Do not be surprised by the inexperienced domes that appear at each corner and one in Oia there are more than 60 churches. At the end of the village is the castle, with pieces that have been preserved to provide a unique view, but also a charming journey into the past.
Quality is synonymous with the region, which is without doubt one of the most interesting experiences in Santorini. Restaurants and cafe bars of Oia will satisfy you completely, while the minimum recommendations for shopping (apart from tourism businesses) will put you in consuming temptation.
Do not forget to go down the 214 steps that separate Oia from the picturesque Amoudi, where you can enjoy fresh fish guaranteed. Also in Oia it is the Maritime Museum (tel. +30 71 156 22860), which is worth visiting.