Oia village in Santorini

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For many years now I have dreamt of capturing a certain image. A single blue dome, atop a blindingly white building, isolated against a breath stopping sea view.

And the location of this haunting image? Oia, a tumbling town at the North West of Santorini.

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Oia is carved out of the cliffs, and visitors can see houses built for Venetian sea captains as well as the more typical “cave houses” of the villagers.

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You’ll find the pure white buildings with colourful roofs that are typical of Greek architecture.

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Every corner and alleyway reveals a scene so gorgeous that it almost seems stage managed. it is all so perfect it seems unreal!

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Whether it’s beautifully colour coordinated paint work to a joyeous tumble of dwellings heading precariously down the cliff face, Oia has something to delight even the most world weary traveller.

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As you head down the little alley ways off…

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