Oia (Thera) 1 Oia - Οία

Οἴα - Oia, Archaic to Late Antique harbor of ancient Thera, near Kamari on Santorini, Cyclades
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Latitude: 36.376700
Longitude: 25.480100
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Οἴα
Place ID: 364255UOia
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Cyclades
Country: Greece
Department: Thera
Mod: Oia

- Pleiades

Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Oia in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Oia (Οια...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: East of the turning for the church of the Episkopí, the road continues to Kamári (7km) an expanding resort set behind a long beach of black volcanic sand. On several plots in the town, where archaeologists have been able to make salvage excavations before building has begun, traces of the port of ancient Oea have come to light. Theodore Bent visited Kamári in 1883 and remarks on seeing ‘the remains of a Roman temple, some statues of inferior workmanship, and the foundations of houses'. Oea was founded in the 8th century BC as the out-port for the main settlement of Ancient Thera which crowns the mountain to the south.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q1655349

Info: McGilchrist's Greek Islands

(From McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, © Nigel McGilchrist 2010, excerpted with his gracious permission. Click for the books)

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