Sunset in Oia

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ChrisMcG170
Hastings, UK201 contributions
Couples
We visited Oia to watch the sunset when we were in Santorini and the view blew our minds. There are plenty of places to watch the sunset in Santorini and if you want to view it from Oia, I would get here with at least 45 minutes to spare. Even longer if you want to view from a comfy restaurant seat with a glass of something in your hand to welcome the sight of what can only be described as an "awe inspiring" sight. However, whatever you do. Do not book a tour to see it. They obviously cannot guarantee the sunset and you will be disappointed you paid all that money to see something you can see anywhere. If you are on Santorini, get the public bus. It's genuinely the easiest way to get around the island and you could save a small fortune.
Written May 29, 2022
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Ruth J
San Diego, CA13 contributions
Friends
Oia is about 30 minutes from the Town of Santorini. The area is easy to walk around; loved taking photos of charming homes and very old doors! Lots of places to eat and watch the sunset. Make sure you make a reservation; or get to a restaurant at least an hour before sunset, so you can make sure you get a table. There's even a place you can stop to tour an authentic Cave Home...best thing, entrance is free.
Written July 2, 2022
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Rachel C
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Solo
I honestly think the view is just as spectacular from Fira where it is less crowded and easy to get a restaurant view. But went to the old castle and the atmosphere was fantastic, there was a saxophone player keeping the crowd lively for the sunset. No problem getting bus back to Fira afterwards
Written July 31, 2022
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danmad_12
United Kingdom38 contributions
Couples
Oia is a beautiful place but it’s super busy. The streets are narrow with nice shops but there are so many people trying to get around that it makes it impossible to enjoy the experience.
We went for the famous sunset but to get a good spot to view this you either reserve a table in a restaurant weeks in advance or you pick a spot on one of the streets approximately 90 min beforehand.
The sunset is pretty but nothing more than watching it on any other beach.
Once the sunset has finished, several hundred people then leave on mass to get their transport home.
If you want to experience the sunset and Oia as a whole I would suggest going early or late season but if you’re happy sat on a wall for 2 hours and bumping into crowds of people, then you’ll have a great time.
Written July 28, 2022
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Grace
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Why lie about this darn sunset? What have people bought into this tourist con? It’s like any other beautiful sunset that you see in any country. The hype around this is designed to capitalise on it. Parking expensive if u want to see the sunset, drink prices are extortionate if you’re in the area, then the crowd jostling for position is another story. Enjoy Santorini but honestly, don’t bother with the sunset. It’s a load of crap.
Written June 21, 2022
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JednSasha
Stoke-on-Trent, UK2,799 contributions
A must see view of both Oia and it's sunset views.

Sunset the world over is beautiful and always a good photo opportunity, the views of sunset in Oia are World famous and equally beautiful but the same as the sunsets the world over, we visited Santorini during our 10 day trip to Crete getting a ferry from Heraklion and staying for 3 nights and 4 days.

We get an equally beautiful view of the sunset from our hotel balcony on Crete but Santorini is much more than just the sunset views, the views from many points on the Island are equally beautiful.

Finding space for the best views was difficult even in early October but we did manage to find a good spot, thousands of tourists clamour for a good spot and there are many of them, hundreds more book their hotels based on the views of the sunset included in their stay but you don't have to do that, there are many public spots if you get there early enough and are prepared to wait an hour or so, the Sun cannot be rushed but good spots are snapped up fast.

Personally I preferred the views we found all over the Island, on our boat trip to the hot springs, the beaches and generally all over the Island. that said you cannot miss at least one view of the sunset.

Oia itself is made for tourists as is most of the Island with many shops, Cafes, Restaurants and attractions to satisfy every budget and pallet.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and the vast majority of locals and workers there are very friendly, we did find good discounts on everything were available when the two friends with us who are from Crete spoke to vendors in Greek from souvenirs to rapid tests before we returned to Crete with a 30 euro difference in the price for Greek Nationals over foreign tourists, luckily we are both fully vaccinated so did not need tests and our friends being Greek were able to take advantage of those discounts.
Written October 13, 2021
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Jordi Stet
De Zilk, The Netherlands56 contributions
Couples
Even in September was watching the sunset very busy, the whole edge of Oia was crowded. Almost all restaurants with a view were full and the horizon was cloudy (maybe a bad day). We recommend to check the weather before you go, it can be very windy up there.

Nevertheless a fun thing to see when in Santorini.
Written October 3, 2021
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Riva-Yvonne
Harrogate, UK65 contributions
Friends
The sunset is ruined by crowds of people just stopping and taking pictures ( of themselves ) from every vantage point.
Oia is lovely ( much better to go during the day when there are no cruise ships about) but just packed with people all looking for a photo opportunity.
The sunset is better from a restaurant in Fira in my opinion...make sure you sit one level up from the hoards to people who appear like ants as the sun goes down .
Written September 26, 2021
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Colinhs9
Stockport, UK210 contributions
This come up on lots of lists as the best thing to do in Santorini. It's a sunset - you know, the thing that happens every day wherever you are in the world? It is great seeing it in Oia, as it drops behind a small island (in May) but even in May there are hordes of people lining large part of Oia. Coach loads of people turn up to see it. It's quite the phenomenon.
Written May 16, 2022
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The_Chiappone
Nottingham, UK195 contributions
Between the sunset in Oia and the sunset at the Lighthouse you can get the experience of the sunset in a well developed touristic area and a completely rugged one.
Beware of prices, Oia is horribly expensive and most places with a terrace will charge a minimum to sit there. It could be done inexpensively by being there early and finding a good spot to sit down in the small alleys.
Written September 15, 2020
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