Watching the otherworldly sunset of Santorini from these five spots
It is said that the Santorini’s postcard sunsets are among the most sought-after spectacles. this magical hour of the day, the sky is painted in a glorious palette of purple, orange and red colors. And we know that nothing spells romance better than gazing at the amber skies over the comfort and privacy of your own suite relaxing at your jacuzzi at Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas.
If you wish to enjoy nature’s spectacle around the island, our Guest Experience Specialists are here for you to guide you to the five best spots to watch the mesmerizing sunset in the island.
From the Imerovigli Village
The “balcony of the Aegean”, as it is called, is impossibly beautiful at sunset. It rules at the highest point of the caldera of Santorini and has the stuff of postcard blues, especially when the sun sets into the Aegean Sea. Head to Skaros, one of the five Venetian fortresses of Santorini, once used to be an observation post providing security from pirates. Today, you will admire the remains left after the earthquake of 1817 and, of course, a striking view over the volcano from the top. Here, you will experience a true “wow” moment when you will be here to see the show put up in the sky by the sun.
From the Akrotiri Lighthouse
Travelling to the southern part of the island, the lighthouse of Akrotiri is another romantic spot at sundown. This lighthouse which was erected in 1892 by a French company is one of the oldest in Greece. This landmark is one of the most beautiful you will see in this part of the world. Sunset-watching can’t get better than this.
From the Sea
Let yourself be enchanted by the awe-inspiring landscape and the changing colors of the sunset while at sea. Choose among a wonderful variety of boat excursions and embark on a reviving sailing experience to the Caldera. Usually beginning in the afternoon, sunset cruises may include a few stops along the coast and end with a vantage point view by the volcanic islets. Several cruise options feature on-board dining and promise to be unforgettable.
From the Sunset Serenade point
Many of the stunning sunset pictures of Santorini are captured from this spot, which is full of camera-toting tourists ready to snap a million shots of the celestial spectacle. Albeit crowded, Sunset Serenade is spectacular. As the sun dips into the sea, you get to see the mesmerizing colorful glow of the light on the whitewashed cliff-houses of Oia.
From the Castle of Agios Nikolaos at Oia
At the northwestern coast of the island, lies the most famous spot for sunset viewing. This renown site among visitor is no other than the Venetian castle of Agios Nikolaos. Dating back to the 15th century, it is named after a beautiful church carved in a rock, dedicated to Agios Nikolaos. Today it is one of the most famous spots for its breathtaking sunset views attracting crowds of travelers to cherish the magical vistas.
By our Guest Experience Specialists