Sunsets in Santorini

It is hard to put the beauty of the sunset in Santorini into words .

Every night during my trip the magnificent island, I made sure that I was able to watch the sun setting, something I had never done before during any part of my travels. I couldn’t help it; it was like the sun was calling my name.

On the night of my arrival, I watched the sun setting from my villa as I unpacked my backpack and got adjusted to my new room.

On my second night on the island, I made my way over to Oia to see the famous ‘Oia Sunset’. While I found the sunset to be lovely from Oia, it was a little too crowded and I had to spend quite a while seeking out a space.

Oia Sunset

Sunset at Oia


My third night on the island, I wanted to find a place away from the crowds, so I headed to the town of Thera (Fira) and walked away from the city center towards Firostefani, where I was able to escape the people and get a much better view of the sunset than I saw the previous night in Oia.

[Tip: If you want a memorable and romantic experience looking at the sunset, I suggest going to Firostefani instead of Oia where you can have more privacy and a magnificent view.]


Firostefani ㄴunset

Sunset in Firostefani


My final night as I made my way to the airport I saw the sunset and I got a little bit sad knowing that it would be the final sunset that I would see on the island for a long time.

Bern Williams once said, “It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.”

So this post is dedicated to you, dear Santorini sunset, in the hopes that my dreams will come true and I will be able to see you again.

Have you ever seen the sunset in Santorini?

By |2017-07-30T01:10:05+00:00November 10th, 2014|Santorini|16 Comments


  1. lindsaypunk Nov 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Holy wow, as if I wasn’t already dying to get to Greece! Stunning!

  2. Taylor Hearts Travel Nov 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I haven’t seen a sunset in Greece, but I’d love to (especially after seeing your gorgeous pics!) x

  3. Mindi @ 2foodtrippers Nov 10, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    It’s good that you found a quiet spot to get the full impact of your final sunset in Santorini. So beautiful…

  4. Shikha (whywasteannualleave) Nov 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    No I’ve not seen a sunset in Santorini – but oh my word, do I want to!! It looks just stunning and thanks for the tip about where it’s less busy – Firostefani seems like a beautiful place to see it from – the more I see about this place, the more I long to go!

  5. Renuka Nov 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    True, sunsets in Santorini leaves you speechless! So gorgeous.

    • Chanel Nov 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      They really do! Thanks Renuka!

  6. Nadeen Nov 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Oh it is truly magnificent! I wrote an entire post on Santorini. One of my favorite places! Agreed Oia is crowded but my favorite pics are from there. I stayed in Fira and agreed the sunsets are also beautiful there!

    • Chanel Nov 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Wonderful! I plan to have something about the different towns in Santorini up by the end of the year!

  7. Francesca (@WorkMomTravels) Nov 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    So gorgeous! I’m possibly going to Greece next year and Santorini isn’t on the tentative itinerary. Perhaps I need to change that…

    • Chanel Nov 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      It was! You should add it to your list, especially if you will be with your husband – it is so romantic 😀

  8. Leah of The Mochilera Diaries Nov 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I have yet to see a sunset in Santorini for myself, but everyone else’s stories are really inspiring me to make it happen!

    • Chanel Nov 20, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

      It is an experience that you will never forget Leah!

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