Santorini Greece Photos
Every night at sunset crowds form at Oia Castle to watch the sun go down. It’s a bit of a zoo and not the romantic experience one would hope for. But if you wait a bit and go to the castle after you’ve taken your photos at the domes, you can capture this magnificent view of the town of Oia lit up at blue hour showcasing the windmill. Don’t look out towards the sun, instead look back at the city.
Find the blue domes of Oia
It’s the iconic postcard shot of the island. If you only have a limited time you may not be able to find the spot to take a photo of the famous blue domes. As you walk along the main marble streets of Oia back from the castle, look for a ritzy looking jewellery store on the main street. Walk down the alley towards the water and you’ll see the domes as you look out over the caldera. There will most likely be crowds there. They start to leave as sunset approaches.
The Three Bells of Fira
Just up the stairs from Mama Thira’s house in the town of Fira, you will find this beautiful blue dome overlooking the Caldera. We searched all over for these three bells and it wasn’t until our second last evening on the island that we finally found it. So make your way to Mama Thira and walk up to the top of the cliff. You’ll come to a parking lot. Look over and there’s the dome.
If you really have your heart set on a sunset over the caldera, (which you should) take that shot from Imervogili. There are no crowds and it is just as beautiful if not more than from the church. To us, crowds take away from the experience. Sunsets should be enjoyed in silence and this was a quiet private sunset with just the two of us sitting on a rooftop.
Infinity pools Oia
When walking through the streets of Oia, you’ll see infinity pools dot the cliffside from luxury suites. It’s worth splurging for an evening or two to stay at one of these suites. They are truly a slice of heaven. We stayed at the incredible Andronis Luxury Suites and their views were second to none. It was an outstanding hotel right in the heart of Oia, but it had a quiet and peaceful feeling that you were away from all the hustle and bustle.
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Cross and Oia
If you walk a little farther East from the three domes, you’ll find this rooftop in Oia. It makes for a great vantage point for sunset and you can capture the sun going down over the city. The cross adds nice foreground interest to the photo.
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What is the weather in Santorini Greece in January?
During January it is Winter in every part of Greece and the whether is cold.
What is Santorini Greece?
Santorini is a beautiful and very special island in Aegean Sea.Its rich volcanic history has made it famous world wide.
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