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the village of Oia

Archaelogy

Santorini is world famous for its caldera – the perimetric cliffs of the crater in the center of the island formed by one of the strongest volcanic eruptions about 3,000 years ago, traces of which were found in North America.
The archaeological dig in Akrotiri has revealed remains of an ancient village frozen in time from the lava which covered it during the eruption. This unique landscape of red and black cliffs with villages of white-washed houses built on their rims combined with the sun setting in the sea makes for a truly romantic spot on earth. If you do venture up to ancient Thira you will be able to see the ruins and take in the majestic panoramic views of the island.Once you get here we would be more than happy to discuss a guided island tour so as to make the most of your visit on Santorini Island.
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Sunset

Oia's sunset is world famous and tourists flock to Oia every afternoon to experience it. A round of applause goes up from the edge of the village as the sun touches the fire-red waters of the Aegean in the west.
At Ikies Traditional Houses, at a distance from the bustle of the sunset-viewers, our fully-furnished private terraces, perched on the rim of Santorini's famous caldera, afford our guests stunning views all day long: the volcanic islets seemingly floating on the caldera's morning mist, other Cycladic islands appearing as if anchored in the distant Aegean, the setting sun bathing the picturesque village of Oia in its red-orange light and the dark dome of the night sky speckled with millions of stars.
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Caldera view from IKIES

Boat trips

If you do enjoy boat trips then we would definitely recommend you go on a half-day sailing trip around the volcano on a catamaran which departs from either the marina at Ammoudi Bay just below Oia or at Vlychada which is towards the south of the island.
If you do enjoy boat trips then we would definitely recommend you go on a half-day sailing trip around the volcano on a catamaran which departs from either the marina at Ammoudi Bay just below Oia or at Vlychada which is towards the south of the island.Guests have always commented on the crew's professionalism and hospitality and mentioned the surf and turf bbq onboard as the highlight of the trip.If you do enjoy boat trips then we would definitely recommend you go on a half-day sailing trip around the volcano on a catamaran which departs from either the marina at Ammoudi Bay just below Oia or at Vlychada which is towards the south of the island.Guests have always commented on the crew's professionalism and hospitality and mentioned the surf and turf bbq onboard as the highlight of the trip.
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Santorini Beaches

Beaches

The best beaches on the island are to the south east. On the Black Beach you will find restaurants, tavernas, beach bars, and organized stretches of beach with sun beds, umbrellas, and "sun bed side" service. Besides the Black Beach, one can also visit the Red and White beaches which are just south of Akrotiri.
The best beaches on the island are to the south east. On the Black Beach you will find restaurants, tavernas, beach bars, and organized stretches of beach with sun beds, umbrellas, and "sun bed side" service. Besides the Black Beach, one can also visit the Red and White beaches which are just south of Akrotiri.If you prefer to stay close to Oia, you can combine a fantastic seafood taverna meal with a dip in the sea at Ammoudi Bay with its smooth rocks from where you can dive into the deep blue sea next to a tiny chapel on a rock.  At the same time you will enjoy a stunning view of the villages which line the rim of the caldera cliffs above.The best beaches on the island are to the south east. On the Black Beach you will find restaurants, tavernas, beach bars, and organized stretches of beach with sun beds, umbrellas, and "sun bed side" service. Besides the Black Beach, one can also visit the Red and White beaches which are just south of Akrotiri.If you prefer to stay close to Oia, you can combine a fantastic seafood taverna meal with a dip in the sea at Ammoudi Bay with its smooth rocks from where you can dive into the deep blue sea next to a tiny chapel on a rock, At the same time you will enjoy a stunning view of the villages which line the caldera cliffs above.
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caldera view from ikies in Oia Santorini

Activities

There is a mulitude of activities to enjoy on Santorini besides the ones mentioned above.
Our guests have enjoyed  horseback riding on the beach in Kamari, trekking from Oia to Fira along the ancient “caldera trail", water sports on Perivolos beach, a cooking class at the picturesque village of Pyrgos, a photo tour and wine tasting at one of the many wineries around the island.  One of our favourites is Sigalas Winery in Oia which has produced international award winning wines and is worth a visit.
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Restaurants

Santorini is home to three of the top ten restaurants in Greece! When dining out, one has choices ranging from fine-dining in a perfect setting to enjoying a local souvlaki with a cold beer.
We recommend that, apart from a fine-dining experience at one of the award winning restaurants, you try the seafood tavernas at Amoudi bay and Perivolos beach, the tavernas at Baxedes and Fira, the Italian restaurant in Firostefani, and even drive to the beautiful village of Megalochori for a great traditional meal.Once you are here and settled in we can brief you on your choices in detail. If you prefer, we can also make a reservation for you prior to your arrival so as to secure a table in small establishments.
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IKIES Traditional Houses

Oia, Santorini
84702 Cyclades
Greece

Tel: +30 22860 - 71311
Fax: +30 22860 - 71953
Mobile: +30 6973 - 440972

info@ikies.com

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