Thursday, September 6: Finally, I make it to the western tip of Oia to see the fabulous sunset. According to Wikipedia, “the famous Oia sunset, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the world, keeps tourists flocking down to the castle, waiting for the moment when the sun slips down on the calm sea of the caldera. In the evening hordes of people arrive simply to watch its sunset. Every available seat, wall, step or patch of ground is occupied and picnicking while watching the sunset is almost de rigueur.”
I find a spot to stand and watch the sun sink slowly into the sea. Because I stopped for dinner at Skala, I’m too late to grab one of the prime views, but it’s lovely just the same.
Here is my gallery of Oia at sunset. Click any of the photos in the gallery to see a full-sized slide show.