Where to Watch a Romantic Sunset on Santorini
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Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. The multicolored cliffs, beaches, and volcanoes are a wonder to see. The beauty of this Greek island is unique and recognized around the world. Santorini is the perfect destination choice if you’re looking to have a romantic vacation. Here are three ways you can experience a romantic sunset while in Santorini:
Take a Walk for Sunset
The island is home to the well-known hiking trail of Fira – Oia. This hike will lead you through the villages of Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia. The trail takes you higher as you go, giving you an ever-changing view of the sea, caldera, and of course the sky, which makes sunset the perfect time for this romantic activity.
The sun dipping toward the water, the changing color of the sky, and the light against the white-washed houses of Oia is something you don’t want to miss. If you’re visiting Santorini during the hot months, early evening is also a good choice for a hike to avoid the heat. Once you arrive at Oia, you can enjoy food and drinks at a bar and take in the night sky. Oia has some of the best views of the caldera at sunset.
Eat a Romantic Dinner
What could be more romantic than enjoying a sunset dinner with the one you love? Whether you’re celebrating your anniversary, a birthday, or just your love for one another, a sunset dinner in Santorini is something you should add to your list. Imagine sitting at an outdoor table overlooking the Aegean Sea, sipping drinks, and enjoying local food while enjoying the view and the sunset.
Restaurants all over the island are set up specifically so that diners can enjoy the sunset as they eat. Many restaurants offer vegetarian and vegan options if you have a preference for either. And don’t forget to try a local wine. The wine made in Santorini has a unique flavor as volcanic ash, pieces of pumice, and solidified lava are mixed in the soil due to a volcanic eruption that submerged the island around 1620 BC. Consider eating your sunset meal in a place with a view in villages such as Fira or Oia.
Take a Romantic Sunset Cruise
Your vacation to Santorini wouldn’t be complete without the experience of a romantic sunset cruise. It makes for a dream-like date and one you’re not likely to forget. Whether you take a private or group cruise, you will sense the romance once you set sail and take in the view of the island and the sky from your place on the water.
If you’re thinking of proposing or simply want privacy with your significant other, a private cruise might be what you’re looking for. On a cruise you can expect food, drinks, and possibly a stop for a bit of swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. You will see sights such as the caldera, hot springs, and the towns from a different vantage point. You can set sail from Oia, Fira, and Thera to name just a few.
With a number of ways to view the sunset when on Santorini, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you. A trip to the island isn’t complete without at least one romantic sunset date.
This post was written by Greek Boston