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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.

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“The place in Oia to get a drink. Don't miss the summer nights here. Grab a beer or cocktail and head outside, where the local crowd spills out on to the steps of of the neighboring shops after 12pm when the work day is over. ”
4 locals recommend
Café
3 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
Book Store
“Oia, Greece: Atlantis Books http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/travel/20foraging.html Oia, a whitewashed village cut into the volcanic-rock cliffs of the Greek island of Santorini, is a place where people more often read sunsets than books, especially when a good dose of the local wine is involved. But if you find yourself hankering after some Ryszard Kapuscinski or Jamaica Kincaid — the three-year-old Atlantis Books will likely have it. Located in the basement of one of Santorini’s white houses, Atlantis Books was started by young American and European bibliophiles who wanted to create a haven for readers and writers in one of the most beautiful, if remote, places in the Mediterranean. ”
3 locals recommend
Bar
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“ "Hasapiko" aka "Marykay's" An iconic and beauitful bar, the one and only bar in Oia! Located right by the archway as you enter into the village. There is always a good blend of locals and tourists, and some nights it can get very busy! Great tunes, good vibes, the perfect place to have a drink, meet people and dance!”
2 locals recommend
Lodging
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Roka is a great dinner suggestion in Oia. Although not on the main strip in Oia, it's worth searching out. It is a warm and inviting place that feels like dinner in a big house. A bit difficult to find but only a minute away from the main marble walk way along the border of the caldera. Seating is on the balcony or indoors and the small patio on the backyard has a beautiful sea view. Website: http://www.roka.gr/”
3 locals recommend
Café
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“ Oia or Ano Meria (as locals call the village of Oia) is located 11 km north-east of Fira and is the absolute must- see during your visit to Santorini. The most popular spot on the island for sunset is here and it is the castle of St. Nicholas. Oia has wonderful architecture that combines the rich captains the cave dwellings of crews of ships which have now become luxury hotels . Even if you are not staying in Oia visit to the village is essential.”
23 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Great atmosphere and often a place to catch live music from local artists. Romantic candle-lit setting under the bougainvillea. Candouni is located across from the house! We love their fava and be sure to save room for dessert the walnut pie is the best!”
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
“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
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Café
1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Wonderful,well educated and interesting owner, is Mrs. Flora. Beautiful space with very interesting pieces or objects of art and artistic jewelry. Downtown Oia,main road with caldera view.”
3 locals recommend
Food
“BEVOR THE SUNSET YOU CAN ENJOY THE BEST ICECREAM EVER IN THE WORLD. DELICIUS VERY GOOD PRICE”
3 locals recommend