Oia (pronounced E-ah) is a traditional settlement located on the northern tip of the island, high on the cliff-top. Ia hosts the most magnificent views on Santorini and a picturesque road, with cliffs on one side and sea on the other, leads to this attractive town. A square overlooks the sea and visitors are encouraged to observe a truly fantastic sunset well worth saving on film. Directly below is the beach of Ammoudi and across the caldera bay are the Burnt Islands. Ammoudi is 214 steps below, and Armeni beach is 286 steps below.