Santorini right up there among the most popular destinations for a romantic getaway, and the reasons are not surprising. Where else in the world can you enjoy crystal clear waters and the most exceptional sunsets, from the front row, right on the edge of a spectacular volcano in the beautiful Aegean Sea?
1. See the sunsets from the best vantage points on the island
The favorite sunset viewing point inevitably comes down on the side of Oia. Oia is also arguably Santorini’s most picturesque town, with its distinctive white cave-like houses carved into niches on the volcanic rock of the caldera, seemingly tumbling down the slopes towards the sea. This is what happened in actuality to the 15th century Oia Castle in the earthquake in 1956, and the castle ruins, from its position at the highest point in Oia, now provide the most popular sunset views. However, it is also possible to witness magnificent sunsets from most places on the rim of the Caldera, including Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli. However, if you want to see the sunset in relative peace from other tourists, an atmospheric alternative is the lighthouse at Akrotiri, where you can also appreciate the historic significance of the island, when Akrotiri was one of the Aegean’s most important cities, dating back to the Minoan Bronze Age.
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