Oia is located north of Fira. Locally, the village is known as Pano Meria. It is on the northern tip of the island. It is another area within the Cyclades that is worth visiting. Huge crowds congregate in Oia to view the beautiful sunset which can result in overcrowding, especially during peak seasons. Because Oia is located on a steep slope of the caldera, the dwellings are nestled into the niches in the volcanic rock. Lodging options include everything from apartment rentals, luxury hotels, and hostels.