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.
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