Our second day in Santorini, we wanted to explore more of the island and so we had our hotel call us a taxi to head into Oia. This famous spot on the island is where all of the typical Santorini photos are taken and we wanted to see it for ourselves. This area was completely different than Imerovigli and Fira, with a more upscale feel, more shops and restaurants and a cleaner feel over all. If I ever went back to Santorini, which I’m not sure I would, I think I’d opt to stay in Oia, as long as you’re traveling in off season. During peak season, I can’t even imagine how crazy this town is, but in April, it was still quiet.
We wandered through the little streets and hillsides of Oia all afternoon, looking for those famous views and enjoying the colors of the town. All in all, this was my favorite area of Santorini and it also had a ton of great restaurants and cafes to stop at all along the main roads.