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Oia Sunset - Photography

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Oia Sunset - Photography

Hi - I am going to be in Santorini at the end of May. From what I have read, Oia is the best place to watch the sunset. Does anyone have suggestions of exact locations to watch and take pictures? Like a restaurant or bar or any particular place in Oia? I want to be able to set up my tripod if possible to get the best sunset and twilight pictures. Any advice would be helpful, thanks!

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1. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

Most of the tourists will go to the old castle (near the windmill) where u have a clear view on the sunset.

But be prepared that there will be a lot of people!

Other experts may have other suggestion.

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2. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

There will be hundreds of people with the same idea as you, so, get there early, find a decent vantage point and guard it like a lioness with her cubs.

Martin

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3. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

I didn't stay for the sunset (it is eaqually spectacular in other villages - on Santorini as on most islands), but Oia is very spectacular for photos anyway. Here is an album:

http://tinyurl.com/cq6dtp

And an album from Fira - with the sunset:

http://tinyurl.com/depuvh

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4. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

What stunning photos. They gave me goosebumps. Are you a professional photographer?

We are off to Perivolos on 11 May. Can't wait.

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5. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

It is just a hobby, camelia - but I am bitten by the bug. :-)

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6. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

Try Oia and another day go to the opposite direction and setup your tripod at the lighthouse at Akrotiri, it is stunning from there too with the difference the horizon is more clear from scenery. I am not sure for the exact location of the sun at May. Here is a reference pic:

www.flickr.com/photos/klearchos/3595485023/

Edited: 02 May 2010, 10:38
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I've always thought that a photograph of Oia at sunset taken from the trailhead for the hike to Imerovigli would be spectacular if nature cooperated with a particularly dazzling sky.

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8. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

Thanks for the advice!

Any thoughts on where to photograph sunsets in athens or mykonos? I'll be visiting there as well...

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9. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

Athens: from the summit of Lycabettus Hill. There's a funicular on the Kolonaki District that takes you to the top.

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10. Re: Oia Sunset - Photography

These are not sunset photos, but here you can see the views fr4om Lycabettus hill:

http://tinyurl.com/cvfshf

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