High on History
Directing to the north west, one reaches a plain known as Baxedes were the habitants of Oia used to grow dry fruits and vegetables (that did not need watering) such as tomatoes, cucumbers, split peas, aubergines, carrots, baby courgettes, lettuces, small melons and water melons. The fact that they are not watered makes these vegetables which are cultivated even today at that area, makes them sweet and really delicious. Baxedes was named after the Turkish word “Baxes” that means “garden”. On the other side of the Baxedes, towards the north, the north coast of the island lies covered by black volcanic sand. The beach is also called. Visitors can enjoy swimming in a silent place as it is not very crowdy yet preferred by families with young children thanks to its sandy bottom and coast.
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The Sigalas winery is located in the peaceful vineyard of Oia – 1.21km away from Baxedes Beach – so close and yet so far from the island’s cosmopolitan bustle. The tasting area of the Domaine is open daily, with some tables on the patio right under vine-covered pergolas and others in the vineyard. At day’s end, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the world-famous Oia sunset, sipping on superior wines harmonically paired with delicious local produce, some even grown in our own vegetable garden.
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