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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. Plan to see Sunset in Oia and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oia vacation trip planner.
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Where to stay in Oia

Oia boasts arguably the most unusual lodgings in the Cyclades, offering rooms in cave-like houses carved into Santorini's dramatic cliff faces. Converted into boutique hotels, these dwellings provide airy rooms with good natural ventilation, allowing them to remain cool throughout the island's hot summers. The western side of Oia offers the best sunset views, but you must book months in advance to stay there. The less crowded eastern side offers comfortable lodgings in reasonably priced apartments with private balconies and free Wi-Fi.
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  • I've got mixed feelings on watching the sunset in Oia. Yes it's beautiful, yes it's lovely to walk around and explore and see all the classic blue and white churches and the sunset giving all of the w...  more »
  • The village is charming with its white houses build one above the other...if you add a beautiful sunset over the sea you have an amazing picture!  more »
  • The most amazing sunsets are seen in Oia, there are many places to view the sunset. There is a small restaurant near the Oia port. If you go to the castle at the end of town, you can view the sunset u...  more »
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  • We didn't stay here, but I remember it from our brief visit to Santorini. Awesome place. Crowded in tourist season, but handles it all well. Laid back islanders in this paradise. Of course, the volcano could blow again. Nice restaurants, cheaper on the non-caldera side. It's better than its pictures.
  • Loved our time there! The employees (panos, steve and george) were very friendly and the location was perfect (near the main square in Oia). The place is very clean and we're definitely gonna come back! Even tho there was a bibitte in the pool, it was great to enjoy a drink by the pool on a sunny day with the staff 🐀
  • The best place on Santorini! The owner and manager of the hotel are super hospitable, cool and helpful. You will definitely want to go there again.
  • Friendly people close to everything and apartments were clean and bright
  • One of the most beautiful places I've been too, take a mental picture of the sunset so that you never forget it