Exploring Oia, Santorini

I saved the best for last. The beautiful Oia village, the highlight of my Santorini trip.

From a hotel in Imerovigli, we took a little bus trip to Oia.

After a short drive on the edges of cliffs, we arrived in the heart of the village and set off the explore the little streets.

It certainly wasn’t the most glorious sunny day, but in a place like this, you don’t even mind. In the end, it was the start of November so I took a little gamble with the weather coming to celebrate my birthday in this paradise.

We wandered through endless stairs, streets and counted the small chapels we saw on the way. The taxi driver at the airport told us that every family in Santorini has their own chapel, and I would bet he was right.

Not just pretty houses, chapels and thousands of stairs, but look at these flowers! We have the same at home in Cyprus, but they somehow look even more exotic in here!

I got mesmerized by the blue painted windows and doors. On the picture below is a hotel and I’m yet to find out which one, as that’s my pick for the next stay in Oia.

As you wander along the streets, you will see a lot of tiny little shops and boutiques where you can buy anything but your traditional postcard!

The sky was grey, the sea was blue and mother nature showed us again that even with basic colours it can paint a masterpiece.

For late lunch we stumbled upon this little restaurant and what lucky find it was! There was a truffle risotto on the menu and I couldn’t resist – and I didn’t even know it will look like a piece of art.

Served with a gorgeous view, of course.

This is it, beautiful right? It tasted so delicious that we had the same for lunch the next day when we returned to Oia on our way from Thirasia island.

After lunch the weather started to improve a lot and we got to see the best of Oia in beautiful sunshine.

There is a sign next to this mill that says “most popular place to propose”, no wonder why, it’s gorgeous!

Stairway tbeautiful sunshine

Santorini, see you soon again, very soon!


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