Sunset in Oia, Oia

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Thousands of visitors come to Santorini just to experience the famed Sunset in Oia, one of the island's major attractions. A small town precariously perched on the crescent-shaped volcanic cliffs of the island, Oia has been a popular sunset-watching spot for centuries. A major stop for cruise ships touring the Aegean, the town gets quite crowded by mid-afternoon. It's best to arrive early in the day, leaving plenty of time to explore the town's narrow streets and find the best place for watching or photographing the setting sun. The western side of the town offers the finest views and attracts the majority of visitors, so claim your spot as early as you can. Make Sunset in Oia part of your personalized Oia itinerary using our Oia attractions planner.
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  • The sunsets in Oia were, on three of the five nights we were there recently, were absolutely breathtaking. It looked as though the sun had set the sea on fire. The sunsets are, of course, weather-perm...  more »
  • Too many people for a very nice sunset!!! The most beautiful I think was the waiting on the whitewashed houses... But I think that in Fira was just as beautiful...
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  • We took the platinum sunset cruise from Oia Sunset Cruises and it was a perfect day. From the moment we stepped on the boat we were greeted by a very friendly crew and were able to relax for the next 5 hours. We swam at 3 separate stops (one in the hot springs of the volcano). The boat provides snorkel equipment, noodles for relaxing and towels which was perfect! We relaxed at the front of the boat sipping cocktails for hours, it was so much fun. We never felt like there was a lack of space on this one. Also, great music was played throughout. The crew prepared lunch on board which included freshly cooked chicken with mustard sauce, delicious shrimp with feta and tomato, Greek salad, grape leaves, potato salad, bread, and cold pasta salad. It was so good! We went back for seconds. There was a vegetarian on board and they were very accommodating. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
  • Despite having a slightly cloudy day and not seeing a sunset, our cruise was awesome! The food was excellent and the crew were very friendly. Definitely worth the money no matter if you are in the high or shoulder season.
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