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.
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.
You’ll find the pure white buildings with colourful roofs that are typical of Greek architecture.
Every corner and alleyway reveals a scene so gorgeous that it almost seems stage managed. it is all so perfect it seems unreal!
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.
As you head down the little alley ways off…
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