Chasing Santorini Sunsets

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Chasing Santorini Sunsets

The earth rotates, the sun disappears. Sunsets are never the same. You have to chase Santorini sunsets, be ready at the right time, other times you just get to see them out of the blue.

I’ve seen thousands of Sunsets, unintentionally, but in Santorini I had to plan in order to see the sunset! What I mean by that? If you happen to been in Santorini before you know. People from all over the world come to this beautiful island to see the sunset.

Santorini is famous for its beautiful sunsets. Whilst spending a week on the island, we’ve seen 3 different sunsets, one in Oia, one in Fira and another one from Megalochori. All three of the different. Below I’m sharing my photos from each spot.

 

Oia Sunset

I felt that I had to run the marathon in order to get a spot in Oia and see the sunset. The place is packed during that time, with people arriving earlier in other to stand in a nice spot waiting for the golder hour. To be honest I didn’t enjoy the sunset in Oia due to the fact that the place was packed – as you can see from my photos. I also took some photos from Strogyli restaurant (you have to book in advance in order to enjoy the sunset from here).

 

Fira Sunset

In Fira we arrived earlier and sat down for a drink before the sunset. If there’s no cruise ship at Fira then you’ll find a lot of empty spaces to enjoy the sunset – I think most people on the island are in Oia at the specific time so you’ll find plenty of places to sit down!

 

Megalochori Sunset

We arranged dinner at a restaurant in Megalochori, at Athermi Restaurant, where we enjoyed the sunset from a different angle compared to Oia and Fira. The place is very quite with no people jumping in front of you (e.g. in Oia).

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About the Author:

Dora Christofi
I’m Cypriot, with a London touch, experimenting with photography, working in research, love cooking, reading books and wishing to travel the world. I currently live in Limassol, Cyprus and try to travel as much as I can. Visit the [Meet Dora] section for more.

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