Saturday, September 29, 2012


This is the breathtaking village of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini!!  Oia (prounanced ‘Ia’) is probably the most famous and commonly photographed village in Santorini.   The picturesque location is famous for its stunning sunsets, simple charm, and houses that have been carved into the volcanic rock cliffs.   This is a reminiscent of the age of Venetian rule over the island

There are so many beautiful churches all over the island, the blue dome roof is very common.

Oia offers a spectacular view over the volcano as well as the island of Thirassia.  
Santorini is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history (over 3500 years ago)

Local laws protect beauty of the island by not allowing eyesores such as wires (no need to crop power lines out of these pictures).

 We recieved a great recommendation for best view of the sunset (thank you scooter rental guy).  It was on the patio of Santo Wines.   We rode the scooters & quads there and loved every minute.
                    Santo's patio                            P.S. Wine tasting via quad is awesome

Red Beach
Amazing deep fried goodness at Boutari
Matt & my mom sampling at Boutari

Mom and I learning about the many layers of earth
required for good grape growing!
Tina and I enjoying some sun!
Matt did not make friends at the pool

                  Different sands on each side of the island