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Best places to watch sunset in Santorini
Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on August 31, 2021 Share on

10 Best Places To Watch Sunset In Santorini: Experience Golden Hours!

If you think watching the sunset is too “basic” for a vacation, Santorini will prove you wrong. Santorini in Greece is the most insanely pretty volcanic island of the Aegean sea. It has the most photogenic landscape with whitewashed buildings contrasted by flowers, churches with blue domes, and cobbled streets overlooking the sparkling seaside. Besides, it is also the most famous island that offers numerous ways to enjoy the sunset from distinctive yet spectacular places. Here are the “10 Best Places To Watch Sunset In Santorini” where you can spend romantic evenings or take multitudinous photographs.

 

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10 Best Places To Watch Sunset In Santorini

Santorini is an island with a perfect climate and splendid view. It has been stealing the spotlight for years as the most enchanting destination to visit combines serenity with luxury. You can find endless places to witness the spectacle of the sunset. Each view will be different from one another that you will be awe-struck whether you are in one country or a country with multiple dimensions.

  1. Sunset Cruise In the Sea
  2. Oia
  3. Skaros Rock
  4. Rooftop Bars In Fira
  5. Ammoudi Bay
  6. Santo Wines Winery
  7. Imerovigli
  8. Donkey Stairs to Skala
  9. Akrotiri Lighthouse
  10. Hotels & Villas

1. Sunset Cruise In the Sea

Sunset Cruise, Santorini
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Instead of just sitting on the shore to enjoy the sunset, Santorini caldera offers you a chance to experience the 360-degree glow of sunset through cruises. Take a sunset cruise. Your cruise will begin in the afternoon. There will be few stops on the coasts and ends with a view from the vantage point close to the volcanic islet. Make sure you select the cruise with a dining availability so that you can enjoy the flavourful Greece cuisine and some champagne alone or with your loved one while watching the sunset with a bit of romance.

Suitable For: Family, couples, solo travellers and photographers

Also Read: Best Beaches In Santorini

2. Oia

Oia, Best places to watch sunset in Santorini
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While sunset cruise is a personal experience, watching the sunset in Northern village, Oia feels like a festival with almost 400 people standing around you taking photographs, clapping and celebrating. Try to reach the prime spot in Old Castle or the windmills because things will get a bit frustrating with an abundance of the crowd trying to capture the moment. Try to be a bit more competitive because the sunset in Oia is worth it and has a reason for its popularity.

Suitable For: Family, budget travellers & photographers

Also Read: Things To Do In Santorini

3. Skaros Rock

Sunset in Santorini
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Skaros Rock is the stunning viewpoint to engross in the beauty of the colourful Santorini sunset. This rock, overlooking the striking bay, is close to the Imerovigli village. You can find the ruins of the 13th-century fortress destroyed by the 1650’s earthquakes caused by the volcano in Santorini. So climb on the rock, sit on a perfect spot, watch the sunset along with the spectacular scenery of the nearby villages.

Suits: Budget travellers, adventure travellers, couples, history buffs and photographers

4. Rooftop Bars In Fira

Rooftop Bar, Best places to watch sunset in Santorini
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Santorini is a paradise with the most lavish rooftop bars that set the stage for witnessing the artistic sunset that paints the sky and sea. Most of these bars charge you more price as they are in the centre of the glamorous city that gives you mind-blowing views. The best rooftop bars to look out for are Pailia Kameni Bar, Argo Restaurant and Mama Thira Tavern. Indulge in delicious Greek seafood and a selection of wines while watching the azure sky turning pinkish gold as the sunsets.

Suitable For: Couples, families and nightlife

Also Read: Santorini Caldera – A Complete Vacation Guide

5. Ammoudi Bay

Spending the golden hour in the picturesque port Ammoudi is the ideal place to watch sunset peacefully in Santorini. This port is connected to the foot of Oia, bound by red-tinted cliffs, a pristine beach and a serene atmosphere. Experience the stunning sunset, sky and silhouette of boats floating around. Make sure to reserve seats in the fish taverns and spend your eve at ease.

Perfect For: Families, couples, solo travellers and photographers

Also Read: 15 Best Cafes In Santorini

 

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6. Santo Wines Winery

There is nothing better as watching the sunset while tasting wines. Santorini is renowned for a range of flavourful, colourful and exquisite wines. So go straight to Santo Winery to encounter the best wines of Greece. Don’t forget to book a seat beforehand during the peak season. Pair up the selection of fine wine with a plate of tastiest cheese while watching the mindboggling sunset from their terrace view.

Suits: Wine lovers, couples and culinary tourists

Also Read: Santorini Wine Touring

7. Imerovigli

Best Place to watch sunset, Santorini
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Imerovigli is the most scenic village on the caldera, where you can experience the vivid sunset without an overbearing crowd. Watch the sun beautifully set behind the charming island of Therasia. You can embrace this glorious moment either from a perfect spot in a cafe or bar. 

Suitable For: Adventure travellers, photographers and families

Also Read: Imerovigli In Santorini

8. Donkey Stairs to Skala

This locality is a perfect spot to escape the crowd of Oia and peacefully watch the sunset from the hillside. These stairs used to be the route used to transport goods on donkeys from Skala to Fira. Now, you can take these steps to ride donkeys and camp out a precise spot to enjoy the dramatic view of the sunset.

Perfect For: Families and solo travellers

9. Akrotiri Lighthouse

Akrotiri Lighthouse, Best places to watch sunset in Santorini
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Akrotiri Lighthouse is the most prioritised spot to witness the glazing sunset of Santorini and the long stretched sea meeting at the horizon. Compared to every other location stated before, this view from the lighthouse will replace the same old sunset with its magical vistas. The height is the advantage here. It transcends the blockage in the surrounding by making the lighthouse an ideal spot where you can purely enjoy the shades of the disappearing sun while the shadow embraces the landscape with silhouettes.

Suitable For: Couples and photographers

Also Read: Visiting The Ancient City Of Akrotiri In Greece

10. Hotels & Villas

Sunset From Hotel In Santorini, Best places to watch sunset in Santorini
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Finally, the best place to delve into the beauty of the sunset is to enjoy it from your hotel. So make sure to book a villa or hotel in advance that gives you accessibility to watch the sunset from their stunning terraces with pools. Yes! You can find so many such hotels and villas around Santorini that exist to let you enjoy the glorious sunset of Santorini. Some of the great selections of hotels are Andronis Luxury Suites in Oia or Alta Vista Suites in Fira.

Suits: Couples and families

Also Read: 20 Best Honeymoon Hotels In Santorini

 

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Santorini’s sunset has always stolen the hearts of tourists for years. Type Santorini on google or search on Instagram, the pictures that pop is usually the hanging whitewashed buildings and the spectacular sunsets. Note all these best places to watch and experience the different sides of Santorini sunset during your coming up vacation. For a hassle-free holiday in Greece, look out for Greece travel packages and Greece honeymoon packages on Pickyourtrail or customise your Greece itinerary that gives you more control over what you want to do.

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