crowd on the remains of the castle walls.
Located on the northern tip of the island, roughly 150m up from
the sea, Oia (pronounced 'ee-a' ) is a favourite destination for
the more artistic tourist who prefers a quieter alternative to
Fira Town. In the earthquake that hit Santorini in1956, parts
of Oia were destroyed as they fell into the sea and the aftermath
of this event is still clearly visible, although of the buildings
that do remain, the most impressive are the ones that are built
into the volcanic rock on the slopes of the crater wall. The narrow
streets above are filled with souvenir shops and galleries of
local artists, and at the end of every day tourists from all over
Santorini arrive to catch a glimpse of the famous Oia sunset from
the remains of the castle walls.
Virtual Greece is packed full of iPIX Virtual
Tours and information on the Greek islands, use our Greek islands
map or the drop down menus to find your way around. Explore at
your leisure and we hope you find the right Greek islands for
your holiday in Greece.
Explore our selection of Greek islands - Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Kos, Leros, Lesvos, Patmos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini and Zante