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“It really is different from other sunsets!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunset in Oia

Sunset in Oia
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Private Day or Sunset Tour - Lagoon 420
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Oia
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“It really is different from other sunsets!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Maybe it was my awesome hotel view but this sunset was gorgeous all 3 times I watched it. My phone and DSLR camera captured it nicely too so it's a dream for photography lovers. It was just amazing with the turquoise blue sea, blue sky, caldera, pink/purple/orange horizon. And there is that very long moment when you can actually stare at the reddish sun as it takes its time to descend.. you don't even have to squint or wear sunglasses in this moment. I always had a spot to watch it on my hotel terrace. It set around 8:30 PM every night while I visited in July. But it seemed that many people outside of Oia came 2-3 hours earlier. Most just claimed a spot on an empty step or the fortress ruins. You have to come early enough since others do. You could also make reservations at one of the restaurants known for their sunset views. It's amazing high up in my opinion!

Visited July 2014
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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“Oia is beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We liked the food, shopping, and the natural beauty. We disliked the experience at Zoe Houses, terrible!

Visited June 2014
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Brownwood, Texas
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“Just as pretty as a picture...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Unbelievable experience watching the sun set and glisten over the sea. Worth seeing the sun set from the water in a catamaran too!

Visited May 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Get a good spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We went in the middle of July 2 nights in a row. The first night we went with a tour group. We had just enough time to get something to eat and then try and find a good location. Not an easy task. There are a bagillion people ALL trying to get a good spot, you will get pushed, big tall people with cameras get in front of you, and your view will be a bit impeded. Still, it IS beautiful. The next night we decided to go back EARLY and make a reservation at SUNSETS Restaurant, which has the most awesome of views. It is the perfect location at the western most point of the area. As you might expect, it does come at a price. Me and my two teenage daughters ate there. We had wine, entrees and a dessert, bill came out to about 90 euros. Just in case you are of the mind set that you could do it "on the cheap" they do require that each person order an entrée (wine and dessert of course are optional) The food was very good, and having the perfect view was AWESOME. For us it was definitely worth it. We highly recommend the Sunsets Restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Beautiful sunsets, but hard to capture the sunset on a camera. there appeared to be some fog the two nights we were there, so we could not capture the sunset as well as we could in Crete.

Visited July 2014
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