Sunset in Oia
Sunset in Oia
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  • bcsystems
    Ann Arbor, Michigan4,046 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunset over the sea
    We watched the sunset from top of one of the highest rooftop restaurants in Oia. I did a lot of research to try to figure out Fia or Oia and what side of Oia should you watch the sunset. I honestly still am unsure. Also, it varies on the time of year as to where the sun does set over Oia.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • WHC
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best way to see Santorini!
    Our private day charter was extraordinary! Captain Antonis accompanied by his capable and so friendly crew of Paris, Antonis and George created a wonderful experience. The path we followed let us really experience Santorini from the water. They catered to our desires to stop and swim in the hot springs and ran the cruise at our own personal pace. The barbecue lunch was delicious and elaborate. Incredible traditional Greek food. The boat was beautiful and immaculate Our group of 12 loved our time with them and look forward to a next one!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 13 May 2023
  • pia l
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    calm cruising/not party cruise.. loved it.
    the crew of boat Ipanema 58 were friendly and kind, did amazing job communicating fun facts with us kept watchful eye that everything stayed safe. i truly enjoyed the stops and having chance to get off into amazing water. smaller cruise not party boat. loved that.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Madhu S
    San Jose, California6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view, but very crowded
    Oia is famous for its sunsets and rightly so. But, given the popularity, it becomes very crowded too. People lining up on the streets, stairs, shops..everywhere.. To get a view. If you get there an hour early, you should be able to find a place. There are several restaurants that offer a sunset view as well. You can stay in Oia too, if sunsets are your thing. There are several Airbnb's that offer sunset views from the terrace (we stayed in one). But these can get expensive, especially in the high tourist season. However, if you do end up staying in Oia (in one of these places), you don't have to worry about the crowd. Just walk to your terrace and enjoy the views. Having said that, you can enjoy equally great sunset views from Imerovigili too, amidst lot less crowd. So, if crowds bother you too much, watch it from Imerovigili.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Sophie C
    176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but way too busy in summer
    It is a beautiful sunset, but I do feel it’s a massive ploy to get tourists into Oia for 7.30/8pm, all eating and drinking in places so they can see the sunset. I’ve never seen a place so crammed with people all waiting to see the sun set? I was baffled. It’s beautiful, and I’m glad I’ve seen it once, but I’ll pass on walking through a sea of people, most posing for photos, never again. I preferred watching the sunset from Fira!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Elizabeth R
    Farmington, Connecticut2,273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t imagine our trip without seeing the sunset at Oia!
    I can’t imagine coming to Santorini and not experiencing Oia at sunset. The whole experience was magical. Around every corner were the quintessential images of what the Greek Islands are purported to be — intimately nested white washed homes dripping down the cliffs of the volcanic island, the tranquil aquamarine waters surrounding. There are lots of little shops, fabulous restaurants and just one beautiful setting after the other. The actual sunset event was a tad crowded as we waited elbow to elbow with lots of other eager spectators. The crowds didn’t diminish the experience in the slightest. I felt very grateful to have had the opportunity to be there.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Drummer3
    Dublin, Ireland332 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely sunset but couldn't believe the crowds.
    This was the conclusion to our bus tour. The guide told us the viewing options. It is a lovely sunset but still can't get over the volume of people. There wouldn't have been that much if Taylor Swift had given a free concert. There's also a cringy round of applause when the sun disappears. We found an alternative way of getting back which saved time but still just made bus time because the crowd moves so slowly. Certainly worth seeing but look for quieter spot.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Clevlander
    Springfield, Illinois4,987 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The thing to do in Oia
    A must do in Oia and all over Santorini; be prepared to see a ton of tourists, standing for hours, through all the streets and alleyways in order to get the best glimpse of the sunset. Plan ahead or you may miss it. In September sunset happens around 7:30 PM so if you want a good spot you have to be there at least at 6:30 PM. getting to the old town to see the sunset can be very crowded and some people just simply choose to make a reservation at a restaurant or bar to have the views, but be prepared to pay an extra fee. In one location we were told that it was €25 per person which was quite frankly ridiculous just to be able to see it and watch the sunset when you can do it from many angles for free, but this is definitely the thing to do in the evenings before dinner
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Kapil Sood
    Bengaluru, India178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oia - one of the most romantic place!
    Any trip to Greece is incomplete without getting to Oia. Spending an evening in Oia is a treat indeed. It's just gorgeous during the sunset time. The views that you get are absolutely pictures. You'd keep clicking and still feel you didn't capture enough!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Traveller & Foodie
    Montreal, Canada3,508 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Santorini and its villages is a must bucket list destination
    Oia is such a romantic place for couples. It is a clean village with beautiful streets and shops. On a clear blue sky at night, the sunsets are memorable. I highly recommend you visit for the day and stay for dinner and the evening. Adventure through this fantastic, beautiful place and discover its beauty.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
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Michael N
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I was in Santorini last October (Celebrity Reflection), and there were 4 (maybe 5) other ships in on the same day. They were staggered, but this didnt seem to do much,

We were first ship in and second tender ashore, got to Oia by local bus at about 08:30, it was lovely, stopped for a Coffee, and came out into the street at 09:30 - madness. 6 deep everywhere, people trying to hold back tens of others to get their perfect picture. Queue's for every restaurant.

We didn't know how soon to get back to the ship, and that's when the real fun began. Two hours queue for the cable car down (this at about 2pm, and with staggered departures) in the blazing sun, and as well as about a dozen observed verbal arguments, there was an actual fist fight in the queue. No organisaion, no attendants anywhere, they kust take your money and wash their hands.

People coming back later (*our ship didn't sail till 22:00, reported similar queue's and our reps had to walk back for fear of missing the ship/ Many people who had been to Santorini before didn't even bother going ashore, now we know why.

The best part of Santorini, is looking at photgraphes online. Its ruined.

Sheer greed on behalf of whoever Runs (or doesn't run) the islands tourism industry.

No way I'd set foot again on that island.  RUINED.
Written 23 April 2024
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oak2wn
Oakland, CA684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
It's really stunning to see all the white buildings against the backdrop of the water. We stayed here 4 nights. Bring a colorful shirt to take a photo with all the white buildings in the background.

As for the sunset, it gets crowded in the area that everyone seems to head to. The crowds made it much more unenjoyable (as you have to wait a while for the sunset after snagging your viewing spot).

Notes:
- Came April 2023, just before the busy season began, so it wasn't as crowded as usual. Lots of places were busy repainting their establishments white, getting ready for the more busy season.
- If you are driving, be aware that some places are one way and narrow and challenging to navigate with tourists who are not aware of the cars around them.
Written 16 April 2024
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Ted.S
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Amazing and stunning panoramic view. The weather was perfect and warm enough. You can walk through stairs downstairs near to the beach and there you find as well a lot of very tasty restaurants that offers traditional Greek food and you can see also the sunset , that's why is a bit difficult to find place there as it is very requested.
Written 24 March 2024
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The Netherlands366,881 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed the beautiful sunset every evening from our small apartment in Amoudi Bay. What a gorgeous island is Santorini indeed. No wonder so many travelers come here. Whenever i look at the quite many photos we took, i can't help smiling to myself😃. We explored quite a bit during our 7-night stay on Santorini including short day trips to Imerovigli, Fira and Kamari. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!🇬🇷
Written 12 December 2023
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Are'Anna S
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The views are awesome all throughout the city. However, I saw a lot of people being totally disrespectful to the people who live and work in Oia. Please do not climb onto people's private property and clean up after yourself!
Written 29 October 2023
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Reb
Island of Malta, Malta27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful sunset. Managed to get an amazing spot in a paved road between the suites and restaurants. However, looking up and behind there were some huge crowds so I was glad not to be part of them. Choose your spot wisely, it’s worth it 🤩
Written 22 October 2023
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AQUALUNA1
Singapore, Singapore811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Santorini sunset is really very special and everyone is saying is a must to go Oia to watch sunset. Oct is a good month and I stayed at both Oia and Fira watching a few sunsets. I must is really beautiful especially when you are staying at Caldera.
At Oia, I deliberately chose a Caldera Villa with sunset right in front so I need not crowd with the so many people , is crazy. They lined up on the walkways and waited an hour + under the Sun just to get the best spots. I cannot imagine myself doing that. Highly suggest stay at a nice place at Oia if you can and enjoy sunset at your comfort. Is really a memorable experience.
Written 20 October 2023
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LynnBrookes
Stoke-on-Trent, UK165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There are better places in Santorini to see this. It’s nice, it’s packed, IT’s uncomfortable, it’s expensive…..
Bout aria or Pirgos is better. A sunrise st Perissa is gorgeous .
Written 19 October 2023
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Catalina
London, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It is a very beautiful experience. There are many options to see it and some bars and restaurants or simply in public places.
Written 12 October 2023
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FrankHill13
Kenilworth, UK136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It would not right to visit Santorini and not visit Oia and Thira
Oia provides a wonderful backdrop for the sunset over the blue domed buildings. Oia itself is a very pretty spot with a church halfway up the walk to the viewing areas
Written 10 October 2023
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