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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  • Absolutely stunning! Definitely travel to this area if you’re not staying there. What a beautiful place. There are so many restaurants, shops and bars too. Be prepared for it to be ridiculously...  more »
  • My only regret: I was alone without my love. I enjoyed the sunset going down the stairs to the sea and then going up, while the crowd was above. At dusk, Oia looks like a crib.  more »
  • Seeing the sunset in Oia is one of the essential things to do in Santorini however it’s not the best sunset I’ve ever seen. Whilst pretty, I found it a little underwhelming as it had been talked up...  more »
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  • Great sunset catamaran sail. Food was excellent and the boat staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommend to do the Platinum sail with max 7 couples on the boat
  • We had quite an upsetting time with their customer service and ended up having to shift around our schedule to make the catamaran tour work. We asked if there would be compensation, they said they would ask, and then never got back to us. Their booking said that they would contact us the day before with our pickup information and the day before we received an email simply saying they did not know where to pick us up even though we had written where to pick us up. We emailed them back and never received a response so waited at that location specified for over an hour. We finally called them (before the cruise was meant to take off) and they told us that it had left without us (early) because we had not provided information. I explained to the man, George, the situation and he said he could not explain why they left without us. He said he would book us on the next day and ask about compensation but we did not ever receive a response of where to wait for the next day pickup or if we would be receiving compensation. So, we had to call again to get this information. We constantly had to reach out to them instead of them contacting us like they said they would. In the end we took the cruise (a day later than we had booked it) and it was beautiful and staff on board were awesome but we wish we had booked with a different company.
  • Staff was incredible, food was amazing considering it was made on a boat, and the views and locations were unforgettable. Highlight of our trip and well worth the money. We did the diamond tier and are very happy we did, the extra space and less people make it much more intimate and comfortable.
  • Great value for money. Booked the 5 hour sunset tour which included 3 swimming spots and much more food and beverage than we expected. The group size was perfect, around 20 people. Door to door transportation from our hotel was phenomenal; the driver was even early to pick us up! The crew was so fun to interact with. The captain brought out the sail twice rather than running on the motor the entire time, most other boats we could see didn’t do this once. It was awesome watching them authentically sailing. Highly recommend.
  • What a perfect way to spend a day! They were right on time with the shuttle to pick us up at our hotel and brought us straight to the dock. Getting the right boat was interesting as we waited for our color to be called but all worth it when we got on board. They started serving drinks right away as we went to hot springs and 2 stops at beaches. You get to jump off the boat and snorkeling equipment is provided at the last stop. The dinner was delicious and there was extra to go up for seconds. The crew was very nice and we would definitely do this again and again! Amazing views and so fun to be out on the water for the sunset
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