After Fira we spent 2 amazing days in Oia. I am so happy that we got to stay in both Fira and Oia as they are two very different towns. Fira was definitely bigger and had more of a lively atmosphere. Oia was smaller, quiet, relaxing, and of course has the famous sunset.
The first day we walked into town to check out the streets and famous sunset. Yes it was crowded, (and I don’t even want to know what the crowds are like in the Summer) but we made a fantastic decision to not go right as the sun goes down, but afterwards. We didn’t know but literally right after the sun sets, everyone leaves the castle spot. There were hundreds of people leaving the castle and we were basically the only ones heading towards the castle. When we ended up there, it was almost empty and we were able to snag some beautiful photos. (which I think was perfect lighting and even better than the sun setting!) After the sunset, the hoards of tourists were cleared out and we were able to stroll around the streets at night. We grabbed a drink at a chic bar called Maryan’s and then some delicious food at Naoss Restaurant which was more high end- Greek dining. We walked back to our hotel and on the way we saw the famous Easter Good Friday celebration which consisted of the parade of the Epitaph and burning of the canisters.
The next day we went into town a bit earlier because we saw the sunset already and wanted to avoid the crowds. I still went back to the castle to snag a few more shots because it is just that beautiful I had to see the view again. Afterwards we stumbled on the back streets on Oia ( which is great to know if you are walking to the sunset, take the back way just one street over and you avoid the crowds!) We found a cute little wine bar called Wine Vineyart which had some of the best traditional Greek food I have ever had, including the best cheese I have ever eaten in my life!