Ammoudi bay in Oia, Santorini
The authentic side of Santorini
Dug into the red volcanic rock, underneath the picturesque village of Oia, besides the crystal clear waters and the deep blue Aegean Sea lays the hidden gem of Santorini called Ammoudi. This was the main port of Oia during the 19th and the 20th century and all trade and commerce took place in this beautiful port; and Oia, thanks to its naval power, was exporting wine- the famous Vinsanto, and other products of the island, reaching as far as Russia. Today Ammoudi is one of the most beautiful spots on the island; a must visit to dive in the azure waters of Agios Nikolaos, enjoy the most sublime view of the sunset and of course a delightful lunch or dinner.
You can reach Ammoudi by climbing down the 214 steps from Oia’s castle, one of the best spots – and definitely the most famous one- to enjoy the magic of Santorini’s sunset, or from the road that connects Ammoudi with the rest of the island. Sunset by Paraskevas taverna is just 17 km from the airport, 12 km form the port and 8 km from the capital of Santorini, Fira.