Oia Santorini: Oia, pronounced ‘Ia’, is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini.
The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia.
Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 km away from Fira.
It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafés, and other shops.
Oia has several cultural attractions like the Maritime Museum which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area, and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress.
Many artists fell in love with the area and settled there. For that reason, the village of Oia has many art galleries.
Oia also has a small port, Ammoudi, which can be reached by a set of 300 steps leading down. There, small boats can take you opposite, to the island of Thirassia. The beach of Armenis is also located there. Taverns in Oia offer visitors tasty meals of fresh fish.
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dip (23516) 2010-12-13 9:59
an impressive panoramic view!
wonderful image,with excellent POV,very good clarity and sharpness,
bema (26279) 2010-12-13 10:15
"Geia sou" Vojko,
the colors and the village i like most on this beautiful island, and you show us a very fine picture from an very good pov..
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
mauro61 (52623) 2010-12-13 10:45
bellisimo questo POV che va a scendere verso il mare.
Il portone azzurro apre bene la composizione su questo splendido posto,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-13 11:50
Wonderful composition. Amazing point of view. Superb architecture. Marvelous landscape in the background.
Good POV and DOF. Superb colours.
elenimahera (695) 2010-12-13 12:00
very nice capture and POV!!!
korbee (6615) 2010-12-13 12:03
Amazing Ive seen this spot on an old 1960s KLM poster,long time ago,beautyful capture of a great place.
Who are the moderators?
BluSimo (9392) 2010-12-13 12:20
oltre all'orizzonte blu sullo sfondo,, tutta la parte in primo piano coi suoi chiaroscuri è fantastica. bellissima luce e compo.
ciao e buona serata
JFS (32459) 2010-12-13 12:38
Amazing capture, amazing play of lights and shades. Superb depth of field. It can not be better. congratulations!
ciakgiak (30405) 2010-12-13 13:05
l'inquadratura e la composizione sono eccellenti, la luce è semplicemente meravigliosa, splendido lo sfondo paesaggistico, notevoli i colori.
Un caro abbraccio
larssolb (295) 2010-12-13 13:59
Interesting POW with the brilliant Santorini colors. I always felt the urge of visiting this beautiful island. Not less tempted now! Tks for sharing.
shevchenko (19051) 2010-12-13 20:41
No matter from which angle, the old village is always fascinating. Creative frame to show a hidden door, nice background architectures and seascape, thanks for sharing another view from the old village.
emka (73093) 2010-12-13 22:35
Where can we find such beautiful views? Only on Santini! In Oia every POV is fantastic. Like here - magnificent view of the traditional houses, white and blue, calm caldera, lovely small bell tower.
sabermonajati (8893) 2010-12-13 22:40
blue tone in your photos is fascinating and fondle eye.
amazing view you captured.
jjcordier (73182) 2010-12-14 0:38
Un intéressant et original POV et une lumière et des couleurs très attractives.
dkmurphys (46140) 2010-12-14 2:03
Beautiful place taken from an ideal angle. Nice sunlight warming the walls, fine work.
Have a good day.
Sergiom (54331) 2010-12-14 6:04
Quelle belle plongée vers la mer, en passant par des terrasses lumineuses et ombragées. Ta touche photographique apparait immédiatement dans cette composition.
Cricri (101149) 2010-12-14 6:43
Très belle composition, bel angle de prise donnant une vue profonde et intéressante du paysage et du village sur le côté, sublime lumière et couleurs
diomed (13926) 2010-12-14 8:34
bellissima veduta in scorcio da Oia con ottima inquadratura in verticale, grande profondità di campo, magnifici colori.
macjake (51972) 2010-12-14 9:08
this is a photo that has depth, and height.
i can`t help but want to open those doors and see whats behind!
the lighting in the lower FG is warm too.
lots to admire about this scene
resat1972 (7235) 2010-12-14 10:28
harika bir grafik görünüm. Deniz, klise güzel atmosfer
COSTANTINO (51208) 2010-12-14 12:16
a fresh photo from the best island
the point of view that thhis
shot has been taken is the best
the colours are delicate and give
light to the atmosphere
raszid62 (18583) 2010-12-15 6:50
Èudovit pogled na bele gr¹ko mesto na peèinah. Lepa svetloba in èudovit barve, odlièno ostrino.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-12-15 9:58
I still appreciate the charm of this composition, related on architecture, the light and the colors. The point of view allows a photograph with one great depth. Excellent quality of the photograph. Cheer.
Have a good evening
Nard (6970) 2010-12-15 22:30
A nice composition with a excellent view of the sea and the city. I like the light and the door in pale blue on the foreground.
batalay (34693) 2010-12-17 21:23
Now that winter has descended on the Northern Hemisphere, how inviting it is to see this image from Santorini, the most interesting, and I think most beautiful of all of the Aegean Islands.
danyy (0) 2010-12-20 23:20
Pas de doute Vojko,
il y a de la hauteur ici, la taille des bateaux tout en bas, le montre, un détail très interessant d'ailleurs. Profondeur et hauteur cela donne un sentiment de liberté.
kiks (11749) 2010-12-21 4:50
you keep me on surprising how many POV and places there are at Santorini to make a great image. THe quality is superb.
Gerrit (43983) 2010-12-21 11:24
beautiful dazzling view from high abocve.
What a beautiful village.
Well handled backight and wonderful colors.
mkamionka (29169) 2010-12-22 4:01
I am really impressed with you whole reportage from Santorini but this one here is surely one of the highlights. Fantastic foreground, great view behind with both some town fragments and an amazing nature.
Also I see that you have achieved it with the 18-55mm, I can only imagine what you could do with 10-22mm.
Very good work!
ikeharel (52153) 2010-12-28 3:46
As the other picture showing almost same POV, Vojko, this one also show the village on the "Caldera"'s slop, and beautiful sea surrounds.
Happy New Year,
Vasa (16736) 2010-12-28 16:44
između svih ovih slika iz Grčke, teško bih se odlučio za najbolju. Prosto, imao si inspiraciju, imao si dan. I umeo si.
Lepo je družiti se sa tobom u 2010. Neka tako bude i u narednoj godini!
- Copyright: vojko dular (yeln) (11504)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/9.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-13 9:56