Finikia is a historical neighborhood of Oia, dating back to the early medieval settlements of Santorini. White washed cave houses and elegant churches dot the network of footpaths tucked below the natural protective cliff wall. Stretching below the settlement are verdant vineyards and agricultural fields. Beyond these fields lies the brilliant blue of the Aegaen sea and sky, a seemingly endless view, interrupted only by nearby islands.
Finikia is hidden gem of Santorini, peacefully sheltered from the jam of tourists just minutes away in nearby Oia. Walking the quiet footpaths, one can almost hear whispers of the village’s rich history of bustling naval trade, pirate attacks and old-time wine production.
The village remains even today a vibrant neighborhood. Here you can listen to live music at a local tavern with fantastic traditional Greek food. Stroll around the footpaths to discover artisan shops tucked away here and there.
Finikia is just 1600 meters from the center or Oia, and the walk there is an unforgettable experience along the caldera. The pedestrian footpath will lead you parallel to the caldera cliffs, framing views to the volcanoes, the small island of Thirassia and the villages of Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira.