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Make a holiday villa in Oia your home away from home

Those who have never heard of the Oia sunset need to make a point of discovering it for themselves. Seeing the sun paint the caldera and the houses built above it a lively orange is nothing less than a glimpse of heaven. This and many more delights are what tourists who make Oia holiday homes their destination of choice will enjoy. Makers of TV series and movies unable to resist Oia’s charm have used it time and again as the backdrop for their dramas. Thanks to its harbour on the isle of Thira it is a recognised cruise destination as well. HomeAway provides visitors to this exotic locale with luxurious holiday villas in Oia from which they can enjoy unhindered views of Santorini’s famous calderas. Some of these prestigious rentals come with such features as swimming pools and outdoor Jacuzzis. Internet connection and cable TV are also provided in many of these houses.

Things to do

-Sightseeing: Walking around the town’s narrow streets, visitors will be able to run their eyes up and down the homes of unique architecture that line Oia’s streets. These houses are built into volcanic rock and when you take a boat ride, the smattering of white houses glittering atop the cliff give the impression of the snow-covered peaks of mountains. But the awe-inspiring sunsets against the calderas are what convince most people to pack their bags and exchange their houses for Oia holiday rentals.

-Museum: The maritime history of the island of Thira, which forms part of Oia, is charted in the Naval Maritime Museum. Among the artefacts that tell the story are models of Thira ships from time past, rare photographs, maritime equipment used by ancient sailors and seamen’s chests. The museum itself is housed in a restored 19th century mansion.

-Food and drink: Oia is the best place to sample indigenous Greek cuisine as the locale is dotted with fine eateries that prepare food according to age-old Greek traditions. There are taverns that serve generous portions of hot souvlaki, tzadziki and other Greek specialities while some restaurants offer visitors this tasty fare combined with delicious views over the Aegean and a cosy, intimate ambiance. Those in the mood to experiment should make a detour into the Papagalos Restaurant where they can enjoy a series of innovative seafood dishes.

-Art: From time immemorial this Aegean jewel has attracted artists in droves from other parts of Greece and the entire continent. Not surprisingly there are many art galleries found in this town including the Mnemossyne Artists House on Pliarhorn Street. Here residents of Oia holiday homes will get to view and buy local art as well as items of clothing and jewellery. But the entire town is a masterpiece, with its uniquely designed buildings that were once homes of Venetian sea captains and the majestic cliff that faces the sea defiantly.

Weather in Oia

Like the rest of the Santorini island, the town of Oia experiences hot desert climate. This means that summers can get scorching, temperatures soaring beyond 30°C. Tourists headed for Oia holiday rentals in the months between June and August need to be prepared to deal with the heat and should not expect any relief in the form of summer rain as rainfall is scarce from April to September. During the winter, the cold is by no means harsh as temperatures average in the teens from November to March.

Travel to Oia

Santorini has a small airport that handles domestic flights and this is where most holidaymakers destined for holiday villas in Oia will touch down. They will fly there on a 30-minute flight from Athens, where most international visitors will initially arrive. On arrival at the Santorini Airport, visitors will have the option of taking a taxi or bus. The taxi will charge 20 to 25 Euros for the trip to Oia while the shuttle bus will cost about half that amount.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (38 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #3558652
    38
    Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (22 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 7
      Mill #3723927
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (23 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Villa #3893159
        23
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (22 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #653204a
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (25 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Villa #3501823
            25
            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (6 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 9
              Villa #883975
              6
              Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Villa #1655599
                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (12 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Mill #3966988
                  12
                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Villa #4207031
                    4
                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #6543496
                      3
                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Villa #4191513
                        5
                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          House #4264971
                          1
                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #1558761
                            4
                            Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (17 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Villa #1022506
                              17
                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (18 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                House #3684858
                                18
                                Viewed 93 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #4222531
                                  2
                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1023812
                                    4
                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #6483989
                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #4130363
                                        4
                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Multiple rentals House #1023812
                                          3
                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (18 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Villa #3497910
                                            18
                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (49 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Villa #268105
                                              49
                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #355647
                                                22
                                                Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #4117043
                                                  1
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (27 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Villa #388766
                                                    27
                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Multiple rentals House #871273
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        House #6543503
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #4330961
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #4102631
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Villa #4147086
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Villa #4087292
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #6022543
                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #6893741
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      Multiple rentals House #1023812
                                                                      2
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #871273
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          House #8005237
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            House #6739287
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              House #3956235
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Villa #6735378
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Villa #727563vb
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    House #3855537
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #6976056
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        House #6857376
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #8098468
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            House #4102594
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #6857361
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Villa #858553vb
                                                                                                1
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                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Villa #6908319
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #8281523
                                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (1 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Villa #902200
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Oia Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Could not have been more pleased with the accommodations. One of the best views from the front

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Could not have been more pleased with the accommodations. One of the best views from the front sitting area that we have experienced in our world wide travels. Would advise travelers to arrange first day transportation to the accommodations with the hosts. They pick up in a van, provide luggage transfer into the (about 100 steps down a paved walkway) accommodations, provide other useful information and can make the stay efficient and memorable.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 07, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                                                                      You must stay here!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This home is way better than the pictures (and the pictures are gorgeous) but you cannot fully appreciate the view until you are there. It was so nice, one day we couldn't pull ourselves away and we just sat on that patio and took it all in all day! Kyriakos helped us through our stay and was the best! He was beyond helpful and so nice!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 01, 2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2015