Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia
This tour is only suitable for fit persons. Not available in July and August.
Is there a more awe-inspiring, captivating place than Oia? Unequivocally no many would say and who are we to disagree.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is beauty personified.
After all, it is one of the most photographed places in the world, famed also for its spellbinding sunrises and sunsets.
Picture postcard just doesn’t get anywhere near doing it justice. Mere words are not enough.
Oia is our ultimate destination on this walking tour, so you will be able to make up your own mind, but without doubt the experience will live long in the memory.
We make our way by coach up the hills from Athinios, following the twists and turns of the road, all the while taking in the astonishing landscape.
We pass by the former capital Pyrgos and the vineyards on the slopes.
The walking tour along a natural trail begins at Imerovigli.
Passing abandoned chapels, the stunning caldera is always in view and on the horizon we can see the islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirasia
Then we reach Oia, high up on the ridge of red rocks and hanging on the caldera.
From this panorama of whitewashed houses with colourful rooftops and pretty churches the views across the dazzlingly blue Aegean and the caldera below simply take your breath away.
Try some Greek meze and and enjoy a little free time to visit the art galleries and antique shops, before our return to port – by coach of course, not on foot!