Sunsets in Greece
A sunset is one of those things that doesn’t cost a penny , and yet is priceless. It’s a timeless wonder that has fascinated mankind from the times since before Ancient Greece, and will long continue to do so. It doesn’t matter where you take your vacation in Greece, you will always be able to find a good sunset spot somewhere, but here are three of our favourite places you might want to consider when planning your itinerary.
The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
The tour out to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is one of the most popular day trips from Athens. This ancient Greek temple overlooks the Aegean sea, and in fact, it is from this very spot that King Aegeus is said to have leapt to his death mourning his son Theseus, thus giving the sea its name. The temple itself is dedicated to the Greek God Poseidon, and it is easy to see why. Overlooking the sea, one can easily imagine that offerings were made here both before and after a long journey. It is no coincidence either that you can witness a spectacular sunset from this temple. The feeling in the air is quite magical!
Find out more : Why not combine a family tour to the Temple of Poseidon so that you can see the sunset and take part in some star gazing after? Click here to find out more.
The Sunset at Meteora
Meteora is one of the most fascinating areas of Greece to visit. It’s landscape is one of incredible rock formations which seem like they almost belong in a science fiction movie! On top of these, monasteries have been constructed, and they seem to balance both precariously and in harmony with all around. The monasteries themselves are still in use, although today, only a handful of monks live in each one. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a popular area for tourists and locals alike to visit. One of the highlights of a visit to Meteora, is to find the best spot to witness the sunset. Seeing the sun slowly disappear behind this almost magical backdrop creates memories that will last a lifetime!
Find out more: Take a family sunset tour in Meteora to truly experience the other-worldly charm this area has to offer! Click here to find out more.
Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands, and people generally visit in order to experience its beauty for themselves and to see at least one or more sunsets. The Santorini sunset has developed quite a reputation, and hundred’s if not thousands of people gather at popular sunset viewing points all over the island in order to see it for themselves. Whilst you are more than welcome to join in with the crowds of people, we offer a couple of unique takes on seeing the Santorini Sunset.
Find out more: Our Santorini Sunset cruise offers perhaps the most unique perspective and experience for sunset lovers. Ideal for families! Click here to find out more.