Santorini Oia Village Excursion Reviews
Beautiful village..so glad we saw it. Would have loved to have more time spent here.
Excellent way to see the entire island of Santorini....with the stop in Oia the icing on the cake! Absolutely breathtaking beauty all around.
My advice....when coming back into Fira.... the cable car line was extremely long...there was an approx 45 minute to one hour wait online. We chose to walk down! Not bad.....husband clocked our footsteps at 2099...taking roughly 1/2 hour sharing the path with about 100 other walkers and 50 donkeys!! Just be careful where you step!
But being bussed to Oia was well worth the cost of the excursion!
Took the Oia speed boat transfer (booked on Facebook SantoriniPlanet) to Oia to avoid cable-car and donkeys on the way up the mountain. Oia is beautiful and must see! Walked around Oia, took pictures, shopped and had lunch. Transfer includes bus ride back. Boarding buses was chaotic, crowded and people were cutting. We made it on the bus and then got stuck in a traffic jam for 45 minutes because the roadway back to Santorini is not big enough for 2 tour buses to pass each other at the same time. Back in Santorini walked around the beautiful small town, shopped and then stood in line for 30 minutes waiting on the cable car back to the dock around 2pm. When we got back down to the dock, storm was starting to blow in and we jumped on the first tender we saw and we are lucky we did. The shut down tendering after ours for 2.5 hours after due to gusting 70 mph winds. Cable car was also shutdown. Folks were required to be back on board by 5PM and that was extended because people were stuck at the pier. Tons of people had to walk down the long path way that is shared with the donkeys and many elderly or disabled people were injured on the way down. The ship waited for all crew and guests to make their way back onboard after the storm died down around 5PM.
One of the most beautiful places we have ever seen!!!
Took the excursion early to village of Oia, perched on the cliff edge, with the white houses and blue roofed churches.Quiet time of day. The photo's don't do it justice. Incredible! Just walked around and basked in the atmosphere and views. Wine tour on way back waste of time apart for toilet stop as Greek wine not to most people's liking.Dropped in main village of Fira for own explore and more incredible views and walks along the coastal path.One of the last to go down on the cable car to port for tender ride back to ship. Didn't want to leave!
More then enough time to walk around, unless you want to do some real shopping. narrow streets wear comfortable shoes as the roads are not flat.
Excellent if bried tour - loved the views.
Again would have liked more time in Oia, the winery was just ok. I mainly took this short excursion because I read the folks who take the shore excursion get to leave the ship first(to get on the tender) I guess we did I don't know and also read how hard it was to take the cable car down. It wasn't that big of a deal we stood in line about 30 mins. but we were running out of time the last tender was at 7pm so we probably should have allowed more time to stand in line for the cable car. Oia was gorgeous the pictures you see online don't do it justice. Unbelievable place!
Lovely picturesque village
Had a great time walking around this beautiful village. Loved the little shops and restaurants, would have loved more time there