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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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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
Cafe
“It is a great place to take a break when exploring Oia. You can taste their homemade sweets or just drink a coffee while enjoying the amazing view. Tip: If the upper terrace is full of people try the small balcony they have in the basement. It is not visible from the street so it is more likely to find a free table.”
  • 4 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
  • 2 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
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
“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
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Café
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“Oia, the first settlement to be preserved (1976), is without a doubt one of the most photographed places in Greece. Her sunset has been a source of inspiration to inexperienced artists, and her streets act like magnets inviting you to get lost in their well-kept secrets. Oia, which is about 15-20 minutes drive from Fira, will amaze you because it is truly irresistible. The main road divides it into two areas: one, facing the caldera, has impressive cave buildings, the other adorned by captain's houses. Do not be surprised by the infinite domes that appear in every corner, as there are more than 60 churches in Oia. At the edge of the settlement is the Castle, with the pieces preserved to offer a unique view, but also a fascinating journey into the past. The quality is synonymous with the region, which is one of the most interesting experiences in Santorini. Oia's restaurants and café bars will satisfy you, with minimal shopping suggestions tempting you. Don't forget to descend the 214 steps that separate Oia from the picturesque Ammoudi, where you will enjoy guaranteed fresh fish. Also in Oia is the Maritime Museum that is worth your visit.”
  • 26 locals recommend
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Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“BEVOR THE SUNSET YOU CAN ENJOY THE BEST ICECREAM EVER IN THE WORLD. DELICIUS VERY GOOD PRICE”
  • 3 locals recommend
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

Top restaurants

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
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
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
Restaurant
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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