A Mediterranean SummerCollected by: Kim Fortson
AFAR Contributor

Dreamy ocean blues and warm sunset reds color the Mediterranean with an artist's grace. Summers here usher in lounge-y poolside days and the kind of long, hot nights meant for drinking, dancing, and conversation that lasts till dawn. Here's where to carry it all out.

Lioyerma Pool Lounge

At the northern edge of Oia lies a pool lounge overlooking the Aegean Sea – a peaceful place to stay while cruise crowds storm the town in the afternoon.

The pool is open to the public and makes money off the purchase of snacks and drinks from guests who linger to take a refreshing dip or soak in the spectacular views.

To find this hidden treasure, walk the northern path along Oia's caldera, past the far windmill until the walkway ends. It can also be accessed by car from the next parking lot north of the the bus station.

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