26 October 2017 by Anna Staford
You can’t beat an amazing sunset. This transition from day to night is always spectacular and every time the sun sets, the colours, clouds and surroundings will provide something new and unique to marvel at.
One of the places that boast its incredible sunset view is the beautiful Island of Santorini in Greece. Locals and tourists alike will stop a take a moment to enjoy the breath-taking sight. During this magical hour in Santorini, weddings are held and camera shutters click. If you’re planning a getaway in Santorini, one of the best places to see the sunset is Oia.
Oia is a smart town on the islands of Santorini. This coast town is also dubbed as “Apano Meria” and offers narrow streets, whitewashed houses and domed churches built onto the hillside. During sunset, it’s one of the most beautiful places to be.
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What makes Santorini and Oia unique is houses clinging to the rust-red volcanic rock hillside, including the ‘Captains Houses, which in the past belonged to the wealthy ship owners.
Locals know that their main source of income is tourism. Tourists will be welcomed and locals will be affable and helpful.
Many travellers agree that the sunsets here are among the best in the world. Whether you are in a terrace restaurant or on the cliff tops, you will be in for a treat with the stunning colour spectrums you will witness.
Be warned, however, Oia is very crowded at sunset. People will hunt for a good spot hours before sunset. Some even go to the extreme of camping out to protect their spot. The good thing is, every location in Oia provides a good vantage point for a fantastic sunset.
If you’re planning to visit, make sure take out travel insurance and think of about adding cover for valuables depending on what you take with you. Especially as crowded spots increase risks of theft and damage to your camera and valuables.
Of course it is! What could be better than a relaxing, picture perfect Greek Island, with an amazing sunset thrown in as a backdrop?
Wherever you travel, read the latest official travel advice before you book a trip. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website is a great place to start, www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice