Business and island living with a hotel in Ia
A quaint town on the edge of picturesque Aegean Sea, Ia (or Oia) is situated on the northern tip of the island of Santorini in Greece. It is a former fishing port, and despite being partly destroyed in an earthquake in the 1950s, it now resembles a typical Greek village of glowing white houses with Mediterranean blue shutters. Many of the houses are built into the rocky terrain and remainders of volcanic rock. Book a hotel in Ia, and experience this stunning island first hand.
What can I expect to find if I stay in Ia?
Due to it's stunning views, historic significance and immersion in Greek culture, Ia is popular with visitors to the island. During the day, the tranquillity of the beaches and the sapphire blue sea draw relaxing holidaymakers to the coast. However, by night, the streets come alive. The cobbled streets are bustling with the sound of mandolins from local restaurants and street vendors selling their delicate and authentic souvenirs.
Why should I go to Ia on my next business trip?
Ia is only 17 kilometres from Thira Airport, which has regularly scheduled flights to major cities in Europe including Manchester, Frankfurt and Zurich. There are also several flights a day to Athens, which provides connecting flights to other worldwide destinations. Ia is also located less than 20 minutes from the Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre that can cater to all your business needs, whether you're looking for an arena to hold 20 people or 200. Where better to hold a meeting that overlooking a volcano?
What can I do if I book a hotel in Ia?
One of the best ways to see the town is by boat. There are many tour operators, near your hotel in Ia, that will take you out. Choose whether you want to take a yacht or a sail boat, then sit back and relax. Take in the beautiful surroundings and wildlife. If you're lucky, you may even spot dolphins or exotic fish. For something a little more active, take a tour of the local vineyard. Wine tastings are offered daily, and you can combine this with either a light lunch option with your colleagues, or even have a go at making some of the island's best loved dishes in a cooking class.