Updated: June 1, 2017
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). Sunset views from Fira and Firostefani are often blocked by the small island of Thirassia or parts of Santorini itself. 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.
Sunset View from Imerovigli Hotels
Sunset from Imerovigli (from just above Grace Santorini). Imerovigli has the best sunset views of any place on Santorini.
Best Imerovigli Hotels with Sunset View
• Grace Santorini
• Cavo Tagoo
• Absolute Bliss
• Astra Suites
Sunset View from Oia Hotels
This is the sunset view from most Oia hotels. The sun sets over the town and you’re unable to see the sun set into the sea. It’s still beautiful but not a true sunset. The hotels listed below have clear views of the sunset but as a tradeoff they lack full caldera views (since they’re on the outside of the caldera with views of the setting sun).
Best Oia Hotels with Sunset View
• Oia Castle Hotel
• Esperas Traditional Houses
• Marizan Caves & Villas • Fanari Villas
• Golden Sunset Villas (awesome Windmill Suite available)
Sunset View from Fira Hotels
Sunset from Homeric Poems hotel in Firostefani (just north of Fira). From here you don’t get the direct view like from Imerovigli but it does offer Skaros Rock and the rest of the island as a frame around setting sun – whether that’s better or worse is up to taste.
Best Fira & Firostefani Hotels with Sunset View
• Homeric Poems
• Belvedere Hotel
• Keti Hotel
• Porto Fira Suites