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Amoudi Bay, Oia

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A place of romantic sunsets and traditional taverns, Amoudi Bay sits just below the small port town of Oia. After a swim in the Aegean, scramble up the bay's red cliffs to take in sweeping views of the sea and the coastline, dotted by tiny beaches attracting water lovers from around the world. The bay gets extremely crowded by mid-afternoon, so try to arrive as early in the day as possible. It's best to spend the first part of the afternoon exploring the bay's many seafood restaurants, leaving plenty of time to find a good spot for watching the sunset near the water or up on the cliffs. To find out how to plan a trip to Oia, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is a nice enough little port area. But during the off season it seems that everything is closed, so don't come here expecting that you'll actually be able to get something to eat. Probably in sum...  more »
  • Amoudi Bay is absolutely stunning and a perfect spot to come to view the sunset! The red volcanic rock is something you will never forget. I recommend renting a car or quad to get down here because th...  more »
  • Excellent seafood. A dip in the water in the meantime. Nice view of Acrotiri and the caldera. The restaurants serve very big portions.
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  • The cliffs, the water, the food. Can't ask for more. It's a bit tricky to find, but if you are there after 10 it is just follow everybody else. My advise if this be there around 9 o'clock. Then you can pick the best spot. Don't forget too bring water and snorkeling kit and of you have bathing shoes if you got sensitive feet.
  • Great food and wine! Great place to watch the sunset with dinner. There’s also an area that’s great for swimming right around the corner and has a few places to cliff dive.
  • This place was so amazing! You have to work for it. You climb down hundreds of steep stairs in Oia - wear sneakers or at least sandals that can be strapped onto your feet as I have seen women in flip flops or pretty sandals end up taking their shoes off and climb down barefoot through the donkey poop. Once you pass the restaurants (past Sunset restaurant on your left as you climb down the steps) cross the narrow stone walkway, you come to a magical bay where people can jump from a little jump area off the cliff and sunbathe on the stones. The water is so clean and refreshing after the long walk. You can eat at the restaurants at the bay and enjoy the sunset after your swim.
  • Worth a visit! We took a scooter all the way down, but many other reviewers saying walking down is too long and full of donkey poo. The water was very crisp and clean and we enjoyed swimming. Highly recommended to go cliff jumping! Bring wet shoes to be more comfortable. After you finish swimming, I suggest you hike up some of the rocks to sit out higher up, to avoid the crowds.
  • Ignore the donkey poo and the restaurants at the bottom. Keep walking to your left along the trail and you will end up at an amazing little swimming spot. Swim across to the little sanctuary, jump off of it even, and enjoy the magnificent Mediterranean.
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