Kalimera Oia - Santorini Fine Art Gallery

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Kalimera Oia - Santorini Fine Art Gallery

Kalimera Oia - Santorini Fine Art Gallery
4.5
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4.5
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Liza Moreto
Montreal, Canada31 contributions
What a Picturesque Place
Oct 2018 • Couples
Unbelievable, breathe taking views and beautiful villas. Great souvenir shops and shopping stores. What a beautiful place!!!
Written November 3, 2018
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EllyTexas
Dallas, TX113 contributions
Beautiful pieces
Jun 2018 • Family
Loved this gallery - the colors, the detail, the vibrancy of emotions that shone through all the work.
Written June 25, 2018
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steven m
Wirral, UK16 contributions
Blue and white
Sep 2017 • Couples
We took a local bus from thira to oia to see the sunset. The bus ride over the mountain was interesting to say the least ha ha. This is where you find the famous blue and white building's such a quant place. And the sunset was worth the wait. The bus ride back in the dark was even more entertaining. Well worth the visit.
Written October 14, 2017
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zzzzdoc1
Largo, FL611 contributions
Some very interesting painted pieces, better at night
Sep 2016 • Couples
We walked in this shop several times, as it as near our hotel. We enjoyed some of the painted artwork. Interestingly, the hand-painted wood doors, which didn't impress us that much in the daytime, looked far more unique after dark.

Definitely worth a look inside. You never know which piece of artwork you must have.
Written September 5, 2016
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anitso
1 contribution
Beautiful Art Pieces!!
Jul 2015 • Couples
Very friendly and the art work is amazing. We bought a small piece of a painted wine barrel as a memory of our trip to Santorini. Can we order online? I would like to purchase another piece!
Written July 11, 2015
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HristinaP98
Athens, Greece55 contributions
Masterpieces !!!!!
May 2015 • Family
I have personal reasons to adore this place but trust me and don't miss to visit it !!! Offers the opportunity to go buck home with an original piece of this fairytalish scenery!!!
Written June 8, 2015
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Andy W
London, England, United Kingdom18 contributions
Special art pieces from Oia
Aug 2014 • Couples
On our first day full day in Santorini, my wife and I visited the pedestrian strip in Oia and were very much taken with the various pieces of hand painted art work we saw in a couple of the gift shops. We said we would definitely buy something as a memento, showing a typical scene of the beautiful white and blue buildings of Oia and the Caldera. I am glad we waited until we found this shop which adds a seemingly unique twist.

Rather than painting Oia scenes onto canvas, what this brother and sister team do is to up-cycle pieces of wood from floorboards, wine barrels etc. and paint onto these. This results in truly unique pieces of art as the shape, size and texture etc. of each piece of wood is of course different as is each painted scene. My wife and I decided we wanted to buy three pieces painted on small floorboards, and have them aligned to create a larger piece that we would hang on our living room wall. The brother of the team (we did not catch his name) patiently took his time to help us select pieces that would fit together and even suggesting we align them diagonally. He scoured the shop and brought pieces back to the payment counter to see how they would "fit", making comments as he went back and forth. When we had almost decided that we had found our final three, he commented that none of them had a windmill and thought it was a shame, so insisted he would go search around the shop again. This was worthwhile as we found our third and final piece which made the overall picture perfect. All the while other customers were in the shop, asking questions and he assisted them too, somehow managing to balance everyone.

He told us he very much enjoyed helping customers to produce final arrangements. As he further explained, he sources the wood, and his sister (Katerina Drosou) is the one who paints on them. This made the whole shopping experience all the more enjoyable as we were truly buying from a very thoughtful source. This contrasts with buying from a standard gift shop which although selling hand painted pieces, many of which are also beautiful in themselves, have a more of a factory line production feel to them in comparison, and the shop assistant will more than likely not have a personal connection. If you love painted scenes of Oia and want to bring some special home with you, I think you will find visiting this shop worthwhile.

It is located amongst the set of shops almost opposite the reception of the Andronis Boutique Hotel. I intend to upload a photo of the final set of three once we hang them on our living room wall.
Written August 28, 2014
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