Okay, I know I am late (I promise to do this post yesterday, but I overslept, sorry...). As I've mentioned before, village of Oia, Santorini is rated to have one of the best sunset in the world (apparently someone told me it's the 3rd best, not sure what is the 1st and the 2nd).
After coming a long way from the cloudy old England, obviously I can't miss this opportunity. Now I invite you to sit and relax, grab a glass of cold ice lemon tea and enjoy this experience with me.
We walk to one of the best spot to view Oia sunset (again thanks to Flickr to point me to this place) At around 7 p.m, people are already gathering and reserving seat. This is really out of my expectation.
When I say loads of people. I mean....
LOADS of people.
They bring all sort of kind of camera from a tiny winey pocket compact.
A semi-pro DSLR.
To one that resemble telescope than a camera!
It took me about 4 hour to took all this (start from 7p.m to complete darkness at 11p.m). Actually the sun normally set on the horizon at about 8.30 pm in summer time, that's mean I was waiting 1.5 hour!!
And you can be literally squished by the crowd if you are not careful. And be sure that you are "tall enough" or else you see nothing but this.
But is it all worthed?
Well, let us see what people said the 3rd world best sunset!
The beauty about sunset in Oia is clear spotless sky. I must admit that I hardly see the sky this clear anywhere else including Bali, our hometown.
Someone even try to record this instead of taking picture.
Oia is also the most famous point for viewing the sunset simply because it last longer than any other place in the island (fira, imerovigli... you name it).
Finally... the sun is gone.
The crowd started to disperse and the arena were filled with pro-photographer with huge camera and giraffe tall tripod. It's just getting better...
More lights were lit up.
The sky get more intense colour.
The nearby Ammoudi bay, lit up.
Take a closer look...
And the day is over...thank you for joining me watching 3rd best sunset in the world, hope you like it as much as I do.
(Click on the individual image to enlarge)