Santorini Sunset

Location: Oia

The Sunset of Santorini, Cyclades: Santorini is one of the best places on earth as far as sunset viewing is concerned. In fact, few places can match the sheer beauty of Santorini's sunset views. A visitor to the island fallen in love with the bewitchingly beautiful sunsets that can be savoured from many vantage positions in the island. Most visitors to Santorini agree that sunsets, when viewed from Santorini, makes for a truly surreal experience.

ENJOY OIA SUNSET!
Book your Tour in Oia with the sunset or explore the island with your own car rental.

The towns and villages of Santorini are dotted with buildings that have been built after the catastrophic earthquake in 1956. Many of the older buildings collapsed in the earthquake, the newer buildings which include hotels and restaurants have been built mostly on the cliffs so as to provide visitors and residents alike with truly mesmerizing views of Santorini's natural beauty and sunsets.

For the avid photographer, there is no place like Santorini. It is the Mecca of outdoor photography. Many internationally acclaimed photographers have shot amazing photographs, particularly depicting the ethereal Santorini sunset. There is a huge demand for hotel space particularly in the picturesque village of Oia which offers some of the most inspiring sunset views in the whole of Santorini.

Due to the fact that the romantic Santorini sunset is so potent, couples prefer to spend the late afternoons in the company of each other and accordingly the hotels and restaurants have made the necessary arrangements exclusively targetted to attract couples who come in droves from all over the world just to view the sunset from Oia's many vantage points. Undoubtedly, Oia is among the most romantic places in the world.

A novel way of experiencing the Santorini sunset is by embarking on a sunset cruise onboard a traditional Santorini boat. Most of the harbors of the island run regular sunset cruises and it is a sheer delight to be on board and witness the ethereal sunset.

Enjoy Oia Sunset with a tour

Discover some of the most popular tours in Oia during the sunset:

 

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How to get there

Oia village is world famous for its spectacular sunsets.

Tours: Discover the sunset from Oia village with an organized tour of Santorini, starting from 20€.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.

Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euro per day and pick it up directly from your hotel. You can then enjoy the amazing sunset in Oia but also many other places of interest in Santorini.

Public transfers:  In Oia village lies the terminal of the bus route Fira > Oia. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Oia approximately every hour. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Once in Oia, the most famous place to watch the sunset is the Castle. To avoid the crowd, there is a nice spot right near the three blue-dome churches of Oia (located 10 minutes away from the castle).
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

✔ How to organize your holidays in Santorini

Ferry to Santorini: Book your ferry to Santorini from Athens, Mykonos and other islands.
Hotels: Discover our selection with the best hotels & accommodation in Santorini.
Tours & Activities: Explore the island with some amazing tours and activities.
Sport Activities: Book activities such as Jetskiing, Scuba diving, Standup Paddle and more.
Car rentals: Discover the island on your own by booking your car.
Island hopping packages: View packages including multiple islands like Sanrorini, Mykonos and more.
Tailor-made trip: Do you want to customize your trip according to your needs? Contact us!

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Reviews of Sunset

5/5.0
2 Reviews
quartz 27 Oct 2010
To fix or break your heart
If I wasn't already married, I would certainly love to get married with this amazing sunset at the background. Maybe a vow renewal could also do or a silver anniversary! Really people, this is the sunset that either revives your love or breaks your heart! The best sunset was in Oia sure, but in Imerovigli was also great and certainly less crowded.
tessydat 13 Jun 2010
Will remain in me forever
This is one sunset I will never forget!! The picturesque island of Santorini is eminent for legendary tales. Nature is at its best as the sun kissed the island, beautiful beaches and romantic sunset add glory to the place. Now I know why millions of tourists across the world come to this beautiful and wonderful place - to enjoy tranquility and pure nature. There are numerous spots in Santorini that boast of beautiful and unobstructed view of the sunset. I loved watching the fireball slowly disappear into the magnificent Aegean Sea. The vibrant orange and pink colors added beauty to the environment. This sunset will remain with me forever.

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