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.
Tours to Sunset in Oia
6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $209
Duration: 330 to 360 minutes
Romantic Sunset Catamaran Caldera Cruise incl. Meal & Drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $119
Duration: 5 hours
Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 10 hours
Sunset in Oia reviews
Really crowded due to popularity of spectacle. We actually left as the sun was going down and saw the rest of it from the car - as it started to feel unsafe with Mr Covid still about and massive... more »
To be honest I had mixed feeling experience. Yes I joined the hype. Even out of the season, in late September, and Covid era, when the Oia was not totally overcrowded is not relaxing and easy going... more »
I'm so glad I managed to get to travel to Santorini and take in it's beautiful sights. If you get a chance it's an island you must visit at least once in your lifetime, amazing white washed villages..... more »
By-far the BEST activity we did during our honeymoon! After looking at many different sunset cruise options we decided with this company based on the price, reviews, and the places that it goes. We also upgraded to the diamond cruise since it has 20 people on it versus the 50 on some other cruises. Once we saw the other boats with a lot more people on it, we knew we made a good choice for a more intimate experience. It's worth the extra money! The crew was friendly and the food was great! This cruise also offers transportation to and from and allows the best view of the famous Santorini sunset!
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.
The absolute highlight of our trip to Santorini. The service and boat ride was top notch. But the sunset is what steals the show!
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.
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