Oia Santorini Private Guided Tour
Oia is one of the most famous destinations, known all over the world for its sunset and its cave buildings that extend over Ammoudi and Armeni, up to the Perivola neighborhood.
The buildings have been hosting hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops in recent years. Especially popular as it is, all day long and up to the sunset fills with visitors from all parts of the earth.
The evenings in Oia, however, remain peaceful and it is a real pleasure to walk on the central, marble-covered road, looking at the magnificent settlement, exquisitely lighted.
Sunset time, as is the case in Fira, Imerovigli and Firostefani, is a mystery. Dozens of people sitting on terraces and terraces admire silently one of the most rare spectacles on earth, full of awe for the greatness they face.
Υou have the opportunity to take Oia private tours and visit the most important and beautiful places of this island with local Oia private guided tours.
Canaves and captain’s homes
Characteristic of the settlement are its canaves buildings, as well as the captains with the neoclassical elements.
The canaves of Oia are houses without foundation, but they are spread out in space and the light that bathes them early, without anything interrupting the sequence of their lines and colors.
Always there is such a yard, with a small little flower bed, the algal, where there are jasmine and gloom, leeches and lavender.
In 1993, by Presidential Decree, Oia was declared a traditional settlement. Like the whole island complex of Santorini, it has been characterized as an area of special natural beauty.
History of Oia
The area called Pano Meria, because it is located on the northern upper part of the island.
Oia is a model settlement with modern infrastructure. Unrestricted by the overhead power and telephony cables, it has underground cabling networks, seawater desalination plant, bio-cleaning units.
The village was significantly affected by the earthquake in 1956.
In the 1970s, however, through the pilot project of the Hellenic Tourism Organization for the Development and Utilization of Traditional Settlements, the first sewerage networks, the weaving and the initial installation of the Naval Museum were placed in Oia.
Churches, mills and other histirical buildings have also been restored. The work of the EOT was awarded with a prize by Europa Nostra in 1979 and by the Biennale of Sofia Architecture in 1986.
Then private individuals were restoring buildings to turn them into hotels, restaurants, shops and more.
Oia private transfers
Santorini is a very large island and it is known about the great distances that you have to cover from one place to another. So before you travel to this island you have to consider your transportation very seriously.
Santorini tours has the solution on that problem. The only thing you have to do is to pick up the phone or send an e-mail to us and book Oia transfers or even better book an Oia private guided transfers. In this way, you are going to go directly to all the places you want to visit without spending hours to find the right way or ask from one the passers-by in order to receive historical information about the places you go to.
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