The Cyclades sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world. Here, fiery hues fill up the sky and during that glorious time of day we are reminded to stand still for a moment and watch Mother Nature show off one of her finest gifts. However, no two sunsets are ever completely alike. To celebrate those differences, we have rounded up our list of the best Cyclades sunsets.
The Best Cyclades Sunsets
Whether you are admiring the sunset from our villa, sipping a summer cocktail on the shores of the Aegean Sea or watching the cotton candy skies twirl in front of your eyes sitting on an edge of a rocky landscape in the middle of an archeological site — the dazzling sunset views are guaranteed to inspire you.
On the quaint island of Antiparos visitors can enjoy a slower pace of life. It is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday. There are plenty of secluded spots on the island where you can marvel the slow descent of the sun turn the landscape gold. The Sifneiko cafe is a perfect spot to toast the sun descending while sipping a cocktail on the shoreline.
For the quintessential Mykonian sunset experience, head straight to Little Venice which is the crown jewel of the best sunset spots on the island. Relax in one of the numerous bars and watch the sun dip below the horizon.
Our Villa Hurmuses balcony also promises a spectacular setting to witness the magical Myconian sunset.
If you are looking to capture some dramatic sunset photos, there is nothing quite like Portara, an imposing marble gate which is the single remaining part of an unfinished temple of Apollo dating back to530 BC.
When the sun starts to slowly descend into the distant horizon, it lights up the outlines of this historical temple. Stake out a good spot on one of the rocks and let the spiritual journey guide you.
On the mountaintop above Parikia, the Agii Anargiri Monastery offers vista views of the bay, port and the surrounding islets. Alternatively, for a memorable evening head over to Siparos set on the beach of Santa Maria in Naoussa and enjoy a fantastic meal as you catch the final hours of daylight.
The queen of sunsets is Santorini. This island is perfectly situated for experiencing one of the most memorable.
Enjoying a sunset in Santorini is a nightly celebration as people line up in Oia to capture the sun disappear on the horizon of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is a top-choice for honeymooners or anyone looking for a romantic getaway.
Known for its easy-going charm and the well preserved traditional character, Serifos is a perfect destination for those who are looking to enjoy an authentic and untamed island landscape.
Here you can run to the ultimate sunset experience. Every September, Serifos hosts the Serifos Sunset Race. Participants run a 5k or 10k race which finishes on Vagia Beach, one of the most photographed beaches on the island.
We hope that our list of the best Cyclades sunsets has inspired you to visit the Greek islands soon. Have you witnessed any of the Cyclades sunsets? If your answer is yes, we would love to hear all about your memories in the comment form below.