Santorini Hotels with Sunset Views

Q. What are the best hotels for sunsets on Santorini?

Imerovigli has the best sunsets of any town on Santorini. Many hotels in Oia do not have sunset views. (The hotels that have unobstructed sunset views are listed below.) Hotels in Oia generally have either a view of the caldera or views of the sunset (this is a simplification as it also depends on the time of year but for the most part it’s true). Fira’s sunset views are often blocked by the small island of Thirassia out in the caldera. Imerovigli has neither of the these problems and is perched high on a cliff with great views of both the sunset and the caldera. Another plus is that it doesn’t have the crowds that gather in Oia as the sun sets.

4 Questions and Comments

  1. Oia or Imerovigli

    Hi Dave

    We will be travelling late September – early October in 2017 for our honeymoon (first time for both of us). This will be the last stop after 5 weeks through Europe before we return home. Which location do you recommend Oia or Imerovigli? Is it better to have the sunset view or the caldera view? We want somewhere to relax that has amazing views and with a private pool.

    Many thanks

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      I prefer Imerovigli (the best views, wonderful restaurants, quiet vibe, and still walking distance to Fira for nightlife if you want). I always think you can find a sunset view anywhere but the caldera view is really really unique (and lasts all day as opposed to just 15 or 20 minutes).

  2. Katikies, Canaves, Andronis Best Sunset View

    Does Katikies or Canaves or Andronis have a better sunset view?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Katikies and Canaves are right beside each other and have identical views. Andronis is a little farther to the northwest and looks back into the caldera slightly more than Katikies and Canaves. None of those hotels have direct sunset views – the sun will be obscured by the town itself as it sets into the sea. Katikies and Canaves will have a little better angle but no great difference. Andronis is closer to the main sunset viewing area (by about a 5 minute walk). These are all great hotels with great views but don’t choose one over the other based on their sunset views as there’s a very small difference – and the caldera views are more important, in any case, as you experience that all day long, not just for 5 or 10 minutes.

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