Trinkets and seaviews

Oia is the photographic gift that just keeps giving I am afraid peeps! So brace yourself for a couple more posts of this little whitewashed slice of heaven.

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Everything is just so darned photogenic! Whether it’s colourful pumice stones to a trio of weathered doors, Neil genuinely feared that I would never let us leave.

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It’s this quaint gem like quality that attracts artists hankering to capture a little of its beauty and hoardes of tourists and cruise ship passengers.

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Thankfully, for us mere mortals with no artistic abilities, there are a multitude of adorable miniature scenes of the town to take away.

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Or, instead of a souvenir you could always rent a cat companion for the bargain price of five euros from the town bookshop.

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Oia overlooks two sides of the sea, western with Ammoudi bay, eastern with Armeni bay. However only the western side  faces the world famous sunset that is a huge draw for hundreds of people.

Forewarned about the gridlock that this daily scene generates, we headed away well before dusk!

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Slipping away from the main street you can wind your way down little heat soaked alleyways and lose yourself in the ramshackle jumble of delicious houses and shops.

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