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A quieter place to watch the sunset on the west of the island is from the capital town of Fira. There are still wonderful views of the sun setting every night to enjoy but without the crowds of tourists in Oia.
Another place on the island that has a magnificent view over the caldera is one of the most important wineries on the island - Santo Wines, near the village of Pyrgos.
This is the perfect place to try the delicious locally produced wines on the terrace while you enjoy the spectacular sunset. Have your camera ready to capture the glorious Santorini sunset.
Song at Sunset
Splendor of ended day, floating and filling me!
Hour prophetic—hour resuming the past!
Inflating my throat—you, divine average!
You, Earth and Life, till the last ray gleams, I sing.
Another way to enjoy the evening in Santorini is to take a trip on one of the many sunset cruises available. There are many boat trips on offer ranging from wooden sailing boats, catamarans, motor boats or sailing yachts - most set sail from the old port of Fira.
Many sunset cruises visit the caldera for a volcano tour, stop off for a
swim in the hot springs, then sail to the nearby island of Thirassia for
a meal, finally heading to Oia to enjoy the amazing sunset.
If you rent a car or scooter try driving down to the port of Athinios in the evening and you will see the sun sinking into the sea and be able to watch the golden colours reflected on the layered reddish brown cliffs. It's yet another good viewpoint to see the Santorini sunset.