Santorini sunsets, are famous all over the world and without a doubt it is one of the main reasons to visit the island.
Due to the spectacular scenery of the caldera view, there are so many places that you can see the sunset and each place has it’s own special beauty. The most famous spot to see the sunset, without a doubt is the castle of Saint Nicolaos in Oia.
However this place is not in our top 3 places to experience the sunset, because during peak time and high season, Saint Nicolas is quite busy making it very difficult to enjoy the sunset and the incredible view.
As the philosopher Bernard Williams once said: it is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.
So get ready to drive your Blue Island Car Rental to discover the best 3 places in Santorini to see the sunset and live the dream!
1) Sunset in Akrotiri lighthouse
Akrotiri lighthouse is an excellent choice to see the sunset. From Fira it’s almost 11 kilometers and it’s on the South side of the island. Picture yourself, standing on the edge of a high cliff surrounded by the Aegean sea. It’s a peaceful and romantic place on the Island, one to enjoy the sunset with your favorite ones! And the view of the never ending, blue sea is amazing!
Info : There is no public access inside the lighthouse but you can sit all over the rocks! Also, in order to avoid the traffic after the sunset it would be a good idea to have your of the restaurants there.
2) Sunset in Fira – Metropolitan Church Ypapantis
Fira is the capital of Santorini. There you will find anything you need such as restaurants , coffee shops, shops, clubs and so much more.
A visit to the Metropolitan Church is definitely a must see. At the exit of the Church that leads to the Caldera view you can relish the majestic sunset where the sun slowly dives into the blue waters of the Aegean sea. Being close to the town you can also enjoy a drink or coffee in one of the nearby coffee shops / bars that overlook the caldera view.
*Info : Nearby the Church you can park your Santorini car rental or Quad ATV rental in a free designated space which you can easily find just at the opposite side of Sklavenitis market and the entrance to Fira.
3) Cavo Tagoo Santorini
Cavo Tagoo is a famous luxury hotel in Imerovigli – Santorini and an ideal place to watch the sunset for those who want to enjoy a romantic sunset dinner or swim while the sun sets in to the Aegean sea!
In the Cavo Tagoo hotel you can enjoy some fine dining or one of their signature cocktails along with a 5 star service experience.
*Info: At the hotel there is also a free parking service for your Car, ATV or Bike Rental and the helpful staff will pick up your Car or Quad ATV upon your entrance and return it to you when it’s time to leave.
If you require some assistance with your car rental in Santorini, (or ATV & bike rental), please to not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team at Blue Island Rental and we would be more than happy to assist.