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best sunset watching Oia, Santorini

Oia, Santorini, Greece

When the sun begins its daily descent on Oia, Santorini, you'll find tourists and locals scrambling to find a cliffside perch to "ooh" and "ahh." The sky's kaleidoscope of pinks, oranges and blues extend over the Aegean Sea while simultaneously casting a gorgeous orange tint over the island's whitewashed, blue-topped buildings. It's enough to make even the most jaded traveler sigh. Incidentally, Santorini's heart-stopping sunsets are one reason it rates so high on our list of the Best Honeymoon Destinations. Oia's swoon-worthy sunsets might actually take your breath away. As the sun dips below the horizon, the glittering waters of the Aegean Sea reflect the kaleidoscope colors of the sky.

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Best places to watch the sunset

There's some kind of magic that happens when the sun drifts down. The world seems to glow with bright light and brilliant color, but just for an instant before the darkness sets in. And even though the sun setting is a commonplace event — it happens every day — it remains one of the finest natural wonders. The nine sunset spots on this list are diverse in their locales, from mountaintops to oceansides and everywhere in between. So come take a virtual ride into the sunset with us. Same sun; nine different settings. By Emily H. Bratcher | U.S. News

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