Oia is a community on the islands of Santorini and Therasia, in the Cyclades, Greece. Along the cliff of Oia, houses have been delved into the porous volcanic rock (left over from a large volcanic explosion many years ago that sunk the center of the island). Parts of these houses are visible and the scenery that results from it is generally perceived as being typically Greek. The town is noted for its picturesque architecture, unique for its blend of relatively large medieval Venetian houses with small incave village homes, called "yposkafa" which were the housing form of the rest of the town's population. Famed for its postcard sunsets, Oia is a quaint village and artist colony on the Northern tip of Santorini. The famous Oia sunset, considered by many as one of the most beautiful in the world, keeps tourists flocking down to the castle, waiting for the moment when the sun slips down on the calm sea of the caldera. Shopping at the village’s handicraft and artistic boutiques is a popular pastime of visitors and locals alike. Oia, Santorini is probably the best place in the world to hold your wedding ceremony. With a breathtaking natural backdrop which includes the deep blue Aegean, the magnificent Caldera, the mysterious volcano, and the spectacular sunset, there are no words to describe this extremely romantic setting.