Looking for the best spot to watch an incredible sunset? We've taken the guesswork out of it with our pick of the best sunsets in the Mediterranean!

There’s something pretty special about a sunset. When the sun dips down and washes away the day, ready to welcome in dusk and what the night has to bring.

This magnificent change from day to night is tenfold when the sun dips into the ocean, which is so often the case in the Mediterranean.

Greece is well known for its painted skies at dusk, with some sunsets being so iconic people flock from all over the world and applaud the sun for its magical show once it’s over.

Here are our favourite spots to take in a Mediterranean sunset!

1. Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Despite its reputation as the party capital of the Greek Islands, Mykonos can pull off a very impressive sunset! Sit at the water's edge, or watch from the surrounding areas of Little Venice or The Windmills.

2. Ios, Greece

Ios, Greece

Perhaps one of the most breathtaking sunsets in Greece can be found over Ios! Take in the views over Chora and capture the sun as it sets off an orange and pink haze across the white washed town as it goes down.

3. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Looking out from the Caldera as the sun sets into the Mediterranean Sea to welcome after dark adventures, it’s easy to see why people travel from the other side of the world to capture this beauty. Join us on our Greek Island Hopping Tours to see it for yourself. Or for more on Santorini after sunset, check out the Ultimate Guide to Santorini’s Nightlife here.

4. Paros, Greece

Paros, Greece

What could be better than watching a sunset surrounded by the incredible architecture of Paros? Quaint, quiet & breathtaking – this is the perfect spot to watch the sunset with friends over a glass of wine or two!

5. Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Team a sunset with a cocktail at the Selina Rooftop Bar in Athens overlooking the world wonders of The Acropolis, and you have an unforgettable summer's evening in the Mediterranean! Athens is a special city - the warm glow over ancient landmarks and busy streets creates a magical atmosphere that lasts into the night.

Come and catch an Athens sunset on one of Greek Island Hopping tours operating throughout the summer.

6. Milos, Greece

Milos, Greece

Crowds flock to Plathiena beach or the Castle of Plaka to catch the beautiful sunsets of Milos. The sky bursts with warm shades of orange and pink as the sun dips over the Aegean Sea. Milos is the perfect place to unwind and soak in the beauty of nature.

Don’t just take our word for it, come and explore the Greek Islands with us on our Greek Island Hopping Tour or, for more of the Mediterranean, soak in the sunsets onboard one of Sail Croatia’s Navigator Cruises or Under 39's Yacht Tours!

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