Santorini, in just 48 hours, you captured my wild curiosity for natural beauty.
If you are in the market for a Greek island getaway, Santorini is a mesmerizing choice. And if watching a sunset in Oia isn’t on your bucket list, I’m going to give you some reasons to change that today.
Why a Santorini Sunset Should be on Your Bucket List
While there are many places to watch the sunset in Santorini, Oia is among the popular choices. Even though you may have to dodge crowds of tourists to get the perfect picture, the dusty pink hues of the sky paired with the dipped blue and white island architecture is something out of a fairytale.
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Because I only had less than 48 hours in Santorini, my two friends and I had to take advantage of everything we could could in that short amount of time. We drove from our hotel in Fira, the capital of Santorini, to Oia, just a little while before sunset began. Then, we were able to wander the tiny streets and make our way to an old Byzantine castle to watch the changing colors of the sky. From there, the views were spectacular.
While there were many people around, I enjoyed some people watching and I loved the idea that groups of people come together just to admire nature.
After the sunset, we walked the streets and went into various shops in Oia. I bought a scarf with a pattern I loved (because let’s be honest, I can’t go somewhere new and not get a scarf!). By the time we meandered up and down the streets, we ended up at an empty restaurant and dined in a patio outside. With good, cheap gyros, we left in search of ice cream for dessert. Let me tell you that gelato was the best ice cream I’d ever had. The little gelato café was called Lolita’s Gelato, and I’m so glad we stumbled upon it. From ridiculous laughter throughout the night, to being surrounded by beautiful things, I loved the time I spent in Oia, Santorini.
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Where We Stayed in Santorini: Pension George
At the end of the night, we made our way back to Pension George, a cute little hotel 15 minutes away from the capital of Thira. We adored staying there for great prices, great views and a great place to relax.
If you are going to become a professional sunset watcher, I suggest hopping on a ferry to Santorini, stat. Plus you can take in so many other things Santorini has to offer!