Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Oia Tours

star-4
121 Reviews
Oia
Perched on the steep edge of the caldera, looking out over the glittering Mediterranean, Oia (pronounced “ee-yuh”) is famed for its dreamy sunsets. Oia is also one of the most picturesque villages in Santorini, with its striking white buildings, blue-domed churches, and atmospheric cave houses burrowing into the volcanic rock.

The Basics
Oia is a popular inclusion on Santorini sightseeing tours, shore excursions, and boat tours, and most excursions time their visit to catch the sunset. Combine a tour of Oia with nearby attractions like the archaeological site of ancient Akrotiri or the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, a visit to traditional villages like Pyrgos or Fira, or a Santorini wine tasting. Alternatively, set sail around Thirassia island, enjoy snorkeling at Red Beach, or take a soak in the hot springs on Nea Kameni island. Then, sail past Oia on a sunset cruise. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Free Wi-Fi is available at most hotels and restaurants in Oia.
  • The hilly streets of Oia can be challenging for wheelchair users; it’s best to organize accessible transport and accommodation in advance.
  • Summertime temperatures can soar in Oia so wear sunglasses and sunscreen, and bring along plenty of water.

How to Get There
Oia is located at the northwestern tip of Santorini island, about 6.5 miles (11 kilometers) north of Fira. Without your own transport, the easiest way to visit Oia is with a guided tour. However, it’s also possible to arrive by taxi or take the local bus from Fira. Hikers can also walk the coastal trail between Fira and Oia, a scenic 3- to 4-hour walk along the top of the caldera. 

When to Get There
There’s no doubt that the most atmospheric time to visit Oia is at sunset and the small village can be suddenly overrun by crowds at dusk. To experience the quieter side of the village, plan to spend a night at one of Oia’s boutique hotels or visit during the winter months, when you’ll have the sunset to yourself. 

A Walking Tour of Oia Village
Oia’s beautiful architecture and vast ocean views are best enjoyed on a walking tour, and the maze of narrow streets are full of shops, art galleries, and cafés. Stop to visit the tiny Naval Maritime Museum, admire the historic captains’ houses, and explore the ruins of Oia’s Venetian Fortress, then follow the 300 steps from the top of the caldera down to the fishing port of Ammoudi. 
Address: Greece
Read More

144 Tours and Activities to Experience Oia

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia

Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia

star-4.5
Enjoy a day of discovery on Santorini island on this tour from Fira. With an itinerary that covers all the must-see sights, the tour lets you find your own favorite spots on the island. Visit the volcanic Red Beach, Akrotiri Archaeological Site, a winery, the Prophet Elias Monastery, and then finish on a high note as you watch the sun slip into the sea from Oia village. A tasting of Santorini’s distinctive wine is included.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$60.25
From
$60.25

Firostefani & Oia Village Minibus Panoramic Tour

Firostefani & Oia Village Minibus Panoramic Tour

star-4.5
Discover two of Santorini’s most famous villages during this panoramic minibus tour. Climb aboard your air-conditioned minibus and travel to the iconic blue-domed church in Firostefani, stopping for photo opportunities before heading to Oia. Then, see the white-washed houses, castle ruins, and stunning views that are characteristic of Oia as you explore the village. Make sure to bring your camera to capture all of the beautiful scenery.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$72.30
Price varies by group size
From
$72.30
Price varies by group size

Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

star-4
See an idyllic Oia sunset from the Kastro  — the Venetian castle ruins atop Santorini. Take a break from Santorini’s beaches as a professional guide whisks you away for the day. You'll discover the archaeological site at Akrotiri (admission at own expense) and learn the significance of these Minoan excavations as you stroll along its main street. Then enjoy free time to explore Santorini’s beautiful village Emporeio, before watching the sun descend over the Mediterranean Sea.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.74
From
$80.74
Taking safety measures

Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

star-4.5
Spend a full day discovering Santorini’s ancient history, local culture, and famous views on this great-value highlights tour. Explore the Santorinian villages, visit the Red Beach, swim at the black-sand Perissa Beach, take in panoramic views from Prophet Elias Monastery, and learn details about the wine heritage of the island. Finish the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia village.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$96.40
From
$96.40
Taking safety measures

Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day

Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day

star-5
Explore beautiful Santorini the way you wish on this private tour. Traveling by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, make the most of the custom itinerary and let your guide know what you want to see and do. Perhaps visit highlights such as the village of Oia, famous for its stupendous sunsets; the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri, a traditional winery, or simply relax on a black sand beach. Choose from a half- or full-day tour and ssk your guide for insider tips on off-the-beaten-track gems.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$241.00
Price varies by group size
From
$241.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience

6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience

star-5
Succumb to Santorini’s charms on a private tour to see its highlights. Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with a guide, learn about Santorini’s history and culture as you explore. Stop at Red Beach, view the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri independently, see Oia, visit the village of Megalochori, and more. An optional winery visit is also possible.
More
  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$210.88
Price varies by group size
From
$210.88
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Santorini Blue Dome, Imerovigli and Oia Sunset Tour

Santorini Blue Dome, Imerovigli and Oia Sunset Tour

star-4.5
This half-day tour takes you to several Santorini neighborhoods including Firostefani, Finikia, Imerovigli, and Oia. Visit popular sightseeing and photo destinations like the Blue Dome, Skaros Rock, the Santorini caldera, and Oia Castle, which is considered one of the best places on the island to view the sunset. Along the way, learn about island life and history from your local guide.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.15
From
$36.15
Taking safety measures

Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks

Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks

star-4.5
Make the most out of your time in Santorini aboard this relaxing and tranquil sunset sail on a catamaran. Enjoy the splendid views from the catamaran as it sails around Santorini. Swim and snorkel in the blue sea and indulge in a delicious barbecue dinner prepared onboard. Imbibe unlimited drinks such as local wine and water.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$102.43
From
$102.43
Taking safety measures

Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

star-4.5
Cruise the waters off Santorini during this 5-hour boat journey. Step aboard the luxury catamaran and relax in one of the comfortable seating areas as you sail out of Amoudi port. Stop first at the volcano to take a dip in the hot springs or indulge in a mudbath. Sail past one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, Akrotiri, then go to the Red and White beaches area. Swim, relax and enjoy a traditional Greek barbecue meal. Food, snorkeling equipment, open bar and round-trip hotel transportation are provided. This Viator exclusive tour is not available anywhere else. 
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$174.73
From
$174.73
Taking safety measures

Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

star-5
New to Santorini? Be introduced to this spectacular Aegean island on a private morning or afternoon tour, with a local guide. With a flexible itinerary customized to your interests, call at the clifftop village of Oia to admire its castle, cave-like houses and breathtaking caldera views. Visit the mountaintop Prophet Elias monastery, sample the monks’ hand-crafted products, and explore Pyrgos, the picturesque former capital, as your guide shares insider tips and facts about Santorini’s history and geology. Conclude by tasting some Santorinian wines at a stunning cliffside winery.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$178.34
Price varies by group size
From
$178.34
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, drinks, transfer

Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, drinks, transfer

star-4.5
Experience the volcanic beauty of the Aegean and an unforgettable Santorini sunset on this afternoon catamaran cruise. Travel in style and comfort aboard a luxury catamaran, stopping to bask on Santorini’s red and white sand beaches, snorkel among crystalline waters, and soak in volcanic hot springs. With included hotel transport plus a fresh Greek barbecue and unlimited soft drinks, beer, and local wine served onboard, it's a decadent way to enjoy the island’s famous sights.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$186.78
From
$186.78
Taking safety measures

Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

star-4
Spend the day sailing around beautiful Santorini on a catamaran. Imbibe unlimited amounts of white wine, soft drinks, and water and indulge in a delicious barbecue prepared onboard the catamaran as you sail in the gorgeous blue waters of the sea off the shore of Santorini.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$102.43
From
$102.43
Taking safety measures

Romantic Sunset Catamaran Caldera Cruise incl. Meal & Drinks

Romantic Sunset Catamaran Caldera Cruise incl. Meal & Drinks

star-4.5
Get views of Santorini from aboard a catamaran during this boat excursion. Sip unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks while taking in glimpses of the island's beaches and volcanic landscape. Make stops at the White Beach, soak in some local hot springs, go snorkeling, and watch the sun dip below the horizon in Oia. Barbecue meal and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.50
From
$120.50
Taking safety measures

Santorini Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting from Fira (small group up to 10)

Santorini Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting from Fira (small group up to 10)

star-5
See Santorini’s highlights quickly on this tour from Fira. See the charming village of Oia, with its white houses and scenic terraces set on the cliffside over the blue waters of the caldera, along with the picturesque towns of Pyrgos and Megalochori. First-time visitors can get an overview of the island, including a wine tasting, and because it’s a small-group tour, receive plenty of personal attention.
More
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$96.40
From
$96.40

Santorini Private Minibus Sightseeing Tour

Santorini Private Minibus Sightseeing Tour

star-5
The ideal introduction for first-time visitors to the island, this private, half-day driving tour covers all of Santorini’s most spectacular sights. Travel comfortably between locations in a chauffeured, WIFI-equipped vehicle, stopping at iconic landmarks, from postcard-perfect Oia to the famous red-sand volcanic beach. Tours include an optional visit to Akrotiri Archaeological Site plus free time for lunch or a swim.
More
  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$180.75
Price varies by group size
From
$180.75
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Santorini Classic Highlights Tour

Santorini Classic Highlights Tour

star-4.5
Experience the best of Santorini in one day on this excellent-value round-island trip. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to breathtaking viewpoints, traditional villages, volcanic beaches, and to the island’s Wine Museum where you’ll enjoy a tasting of local varietals. Soak up views from the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and finish up in time to catch the sunset in Oia.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$60.25
From
$60.25
Taking safety measures

Santorini 3 hours Photo Tour with your personal Photographer

Santorini 3 hours Photo Tour with your personal Photographer

star-5
Capture your wonderful memories of Santorini with your own personal photographer. Visit the Oia, Firostefani, and Imerovigli villages and explore some of the iconic landmarks of the island, such as the famous blue domes, and pose for photos. Leave Santorini with a DVD filled with 300 photos from your photo shoot and enjoy the prized memories for years to come.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$421.75
per group
From
$421.75
per group
Taking safety measures

Santorini Day-trip Semi private 5hour

Santorini Day-trip Semi private 5hour

star-4.5
Α unique experience so that you can experience every beauty of our island !! Create unique memories! 5-hour tour of Santorini with an expert guide and a driver Discover the scenic, historical and cultural highlights of the island’s Explore the whitewashed village of Megalochori and mountaintop Prophet Ilias Monastery Take snaps of Red Beach traditional windmills, castles and more.
More
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$72.30
From
$72.30
Taking safety measures

Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour

Full Day Santorini Highlights and Venetian Castles Small Group Tour

star-4.5
With this full day tour, you won’t need a crystal ball (or a guidebook) to find Santorini’s historical and cultural highlights. Skip the crowded tour buses and strangers getting in your postcard-perfect photos; explore the island in a small group, getting around in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit remarkable Venetian castles in Emporio and Akrotiri, marvel at the ocean views from Firostefani and Skaros Rock, and watch the sunset over the picturesque village of Oia.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$96.40
Price varies by group size
From
$96.40
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

All of Santorini in 6 hours (private)

All of Santorini in 6 hours (private)

star-5
Our journey begins from Fira or we may pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship and we stroll to discover the Caldera hidden gems and take pictures. Afterwards we proceed to visit the beautiful village of Firostefani and enjoy the caldera and admire the view of Thirassia, a beautiful island and debris of the old Santorini, the Volcano, the mountain Skaros which is protected by UNESCO and the numerous blue-roofed churches. The journey continues to Imerovigli where we can see and take pictures of the caves, the place where the old Habitants of the island used to live. Then, we head to the edge of Imerovigli to see the well-known Skaros, an UNESCO protected mountaint that really floats on the air and take pictures of the region. On the way to Oia, we can witness red, black and yellow volcanic lava on the left side of the mini bus.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$180.75
Price varies by group size
From
$180.75
Price varies by group size

Aroma of Santorini Half Day Tour

Aroma of Santorini Half Day Tour

star-5
Hop from picturesque village to village on this half-day tour around Santorini. With a private guide and driver to accompany you, there’s no need to worry about transport logistics. See traditional towns such as Megalochori, Firostefani, and Oia. Pause at lookouts with views of the island’s unique landscapes, from coastal cliffs and beaches to the caldera.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$162.68
Price varies by group size
From
$162.68
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer Tour in Santorini

Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer Tour in Santorini

star-5
Experience the gorgeous Aegean island of Santorini with a professional photographer documenting a custom-crafted journey.  After organizing a personalized itinerary with your guide, let the photographer capture your adventure with sharp compositions and contemporary style. Enjoy access to an online gallery of high-quality images after your trip and download as many pictures as you like.
More
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$279.27
per group
From
$279.27
per group

Semi-Private Luxury | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with BBQ on board and Drinks

Semi-Private Luxury | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with BBQ on board and Drinks

star-5
Experience the Aegean in style on this sailing trip from Santorini aboard a luxury catamaran. Start by heading out to the volcanic area just off of Oia, with plenty of time to soak in the hot springs before moving on past the Venetian Lighthouse. Then stop at the White Beach to swim while the crew prepares a sumptuous barbecue of meats, seafood, salads, and local white wine. Set sail for Red Beach, where wrap up your experience with more swimming and cocktails.  The sunset sail follows the same itinerary in reverse.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$171.71
From
$171.71
Taking safety measures

Santorini Photo Safari Top Places

Santorini Photo Safari Top Places

star-4.5
Of all the islands in the Mediterranean, Santorini is one of the most photogenic. This photo safari tour takes travelers from sight to sight for a combination of well-known attractions and hidden gems. With stops at all of the island’s most picturesque locations, this is the perfect tour for amateur and experienced photographers alike.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$144.60
Price varies by group size
From
$144.60
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Oia?