Santorin is well known for the beautiful sunsets you can experience there. When the sun is setting in the sea, all tourists are trying to find the perfect spot to watch the sun fade away, mostly in the well known touristy villages Thira and Oia. Me and my friend didn’t feel like sitting in a crowd while watching the sunset, so we were trying to find some other good spots for this special time of the day.
Sunset in Thira (with idea for a restaurant)
A friend of my friend was recommending a greek tavern in Thira to her, where you can get the most amazing tapas on the island. The tavern is set on the main street outside of the village center, which means that the view isn’t that spectacular. The food though was very tasty and the restaurant pretty cute and very greek.
After dinner it was about time to walk to the seaside wo watch the sunset. We were not expecting too much, because it has been cloudy all day, but in the end we were rewarded for waiting with one of the most beautiful sunsets. The view from Thira to the cute village Firostefani and the Skaros Rock is fantastic as you can see on my pictures.
Sunset in Imerovigli right next to Skaros Rock
After walking around in Thira, we decided to jump into our car and drive up to Imerovigli, to watch the sunset at the church right next to Skaros Rock. As the sun was setting right behind Skaros Rock, the lightning was simply perfect.
Sunset in Akrotiri
On our second last day, we were going to Akrotiri during the day, to discover the well known red beach (read more about it here). Driving down the street to the village, we found out that the view on the caldera of Santorini is fantastic, so we decided to drive up there for dinner and sunset in the evening. After searching for a good restaurant on Google, we found a very greek one called Aeolos Tavern, where they’re offering typical and delicious greek food and a nice view. Well done!
Sunset in Oia (with idea for a restaurant)
The most famous sunset in Santorini can be found in the very touristy town Oia. Oia is located perfectly for watching the sun go down right next to the picturesque white buildings. It’s a beautiful view which you have to share with another hundreds of people.
At first, we wanted to go there too, but after having seen the craziness 2 hours before sunset, we decided to turn around and walk back to a restaurant, we’ve seen on the way. In the we were having the perfect spot to watch the sky turn pink, eating some delicious greek food and escaping all the people.
Tip 1: Find a restaurant and enjoy the view
On the way to the famous sunset spot, we’ve seen a greek tavern with fair prices and food that we wanted to get. (Thalami traditional tavern) My friend wanted to get some seafood and I was craving for pasta. They were offering both, so it wasn’t too difficult deciding to go there. We were not expecting to get a table with the perfect view, because many other people were having the same idea as we did, but in the end we were lucky getting a table right next to the balcony grid. The sunset was great, although we didn’t see the sun going down into the sea (but still, we did see the colors changing into pink).
Step 2: Enjoying the blue hour at the sunsetpoint
As soon as we were finished with eating and chatting, we were thinking about trying to go back to the famous sunset point, to see if we could still catch the end of the sunset and it was simply perfect! It couldn’t have been better – on our way there, we saw all of the people coming back into the towncentre and in the end we were ending up there pretty much alone, enjoying the last few minutes of the sunset.
I’ve seen that there’s a restaurant too – no idea though what they offer and how pricey they are.