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Best things to do in Oia

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
5 locals recommend
Cafe
3 locals recommend
Modern Greek Restaurant
“The most romantic restaurant in Oia, and maybe all of Santorini. Make reservations far in advance.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fine wine restaurant away from the crowded part of Oia. Cosy atmosphere, great food and wine list. You will learn a lot for the wealth of the local gastronomy, wines and culture from the knowlegeable staff. A must see place!”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Main bus terminal of Oia. Here you will find the local bus, taxis and parking located below. ”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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2 locals recommend
Restaurant
2 locals recommend
Lodging
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Traditional Cypriot cuisine, which is a fusion between Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine. Live music every Wednesdays! ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Eat and Drink in Style. Excellent decor and stylish atmosphere. Beautiful building within the local street of Oia. Excellent service. Amazing drinks and Food by highly professional staff. High quality clients from all over the world. ”
2 locals recommend
Café
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“Oia is on the northwest end of the island and becomes very crowded as time approaches to view the sunset. I would recommend gym shoes if you’re planning on a lot of walking around town. If you are driving to Oia keep in mind there are no gas stations make sure you fill up before the trip. The nearest gas station is imerovigli about an 8 km/4mile ride. Also keep in mind the island becomes a one way from Oia once you enter the square of the town. If you are heading for the sunset I recommend you take the caldera road on the west end of the island towards Oia. Simply head north from Maria paradeiso on the roadway following signs towards Oia. take a look at the different colors in the mountain side. Not only will you pass through the most narrow part of the island ( geology narrows the island) but you’ll get a chance to view the colorful result of the lava flow cooling at different temperatures and resulting in a tricolor mountain panoramic views. There is also public transportation and transfer tours that can accommodate you visit to Oia. ”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best gourmet restaurant of Oia only 5 minutes walking distance from the villa. It is an awarded restaurant located in the main commercial street in a captain house.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Bar
1 local recommends