The world-famous sunset in Santorini

'Santorini with famous windmill in Greece, Oia village' - Santorini
'Santorini with famous windmill in Greece, Oia village' Samot / Shutterstock

Apart from the volcano, perhaps the second most famous part of Santorini is undoubtedly its sunset, which is considered to be the best in all of the Aegean Sea. The view of the houses which are built one on top of the other on the steep hill of the caldera, with the towns of Fira, Oia and Imerovigli overlooking the small volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palaia Kameni, attracts millions of tourists from every part of the world.

Oia in particular is the town which is inundated by tourists during the late afternoon hours. Everyone is waiting to experience this world-famous sunset, climbing in the most unpredictable places to ensure their view and even starting to clap as soon as the sun finally sets.

The beautiful crimson colors of the sun as it sets in the deep blue waters of the Aegean sea create a deeply romantic scenery that remains engraved in every guest's memory.