Oia is a city located in Santorini that was on my bucket list since I was a teenager. It is a beautiful city, characterized by the transition between the white buildings, blue sky, and the deep blue sea. The city was previously known as Apano Meria; this is why its inhabitants are still called Apanomerites. Oia is built on the steep slope of the caldera. Houses and restaurants are built into niches carved into the caldera on the seaward side. There are narrow passageways and a central square. Oia typifies the white-painted houses of the Cyclades, in many cases built directly into niches which are cave houses. In the summer the weather is really hot!
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