Top 10 Spots for the Best Sunsets in Greece

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The majesty of Greece is pronounced! From the rich history permeating the architecture, language, and cuisine to the picturesque locations, Greece commands wonder, attracting millions of tourists to witness its beauty. Catching a sunset is probably one of the most scenic memories to experience. With the sun easing into the blue ocean, guided by a dancing show of pastel and bold colors bouncing off the whitewashed houses, a sunset in Greece is unmatched.

Here are the top 10 places you can get the absolute best views of a Greek sunset.

1.Lighthouse at Keri
Located on the south of Zante island, the lighthouse is situated right on the edge of a cliff.
The island itself is decorated with numerous dramatic cliffs dropping straight into the Ionian Sea. A hike up to the lighthouse takes only a few hours and while at the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscape and the sky.

2.Folegandros

From Hora, Karavostassis, to Irini’s place, all three locations have unique features and a variety of sunsets. All three villages are perched on cliffs and the sunset can be enjoyed best from any of them. It’s possible to do a day’s hike to the topmost points of the villages and enjoy a colorful sunset view.

3.Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

With its rich history, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is one of the most popular sunset spots in Greece. A visit here can be turned into a whole day experience with learning about the history of the temple, a hike around the area and end with a beautiful sunset on the horizon.

4.Sigri, Lesvos

Sigri is a small harbor and fishing village at the tip of Lesvos island. It’s one of the less densely populated villages and is less frequented by visitors. Sigri’ s secluded feel make it an ideal spot to relax, enjoy day activities, and a lovely sunset at the end of the day.

5.Meteora, Thessaly

Unlike most spots on this list, Meteora doesn’t overlook the ocean. Being situated within the Koziakas and Antichasta mountains in the west of Thessaly, its sunsets pronounce the delicate curves and ridges of the mountains while reflecting on the river running between them. A sunset at Meteora is a reminder of the country’s vast beauty spanning all sorts of landscapes.

6.Rhodes island

Rhodes is one of the most popular destinations for visitors. It attracts visitors to its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. And if that isn’t enough, the dazzling sunset is a lovely transition from a hectic day’s heat to a pleasantly cool evening in town! Visitors can climb up the city’s castle to get a feel of the history and a clearer view of the sunset.

7.Zia, Kos island

Small, green, and tucked away, Zia’s 40 by 8 km size makes it an often overlooked site for visitors. However, the small town’s tasteful architecture, history, and rooftop dining are enticing options to enjoy an uninterrupted sunset over the Aegean Sea.

8.Oia, Santorini

The village’ s picturesque backdrop opens up to the vast openness of the ocean, leaving plenty of space for viewers to witness the meeting between the sun and the ocean.

9.Little Venice, Mykonos

The town’s charming feel characterized by old windmills makes a lovely backdrop to a richly hued sunset.

10.Imerovigli

Situated next to the island of Thirassia, Imerovigli is a quiet and cozy spot to catch the sunset. Like many other spots on the island, there’s an option to hike to higher ground to get an even better view of the stunning sunset.

Sunsets in the beautiful islands and locations in the country are breathtaking and a true show of natural beauty pronounced even more by the unique picturesque villages and towns. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the light show!

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